InterContinental Hotels in Lisbon and Cascais-Estoril, centres of laid-back elegance and contemporary luxury, have appointed travel and lifestyle PR agency Storrington PR to handle their public relations in the UK.
With views over the historic old capital and the Tagus River, the five-star InterContinental Lisbon is a haven of peace and tranquillity in an exceptional setting. Next to the peaceful Parque Eduardo VII and just above the Avenida da Liberdade, the hotel sits at the heart of Lisbon society, a stylish choice for experiencing cosmopolitan Portuguese culture. Nearby is the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum which houses one of the world’s best private art collections and many galleries can be found in the Príncipe Real and Chiado districts, such as the innovative Galeria de Arte Sao Mamede.
Just above the Marques de Pombal Square, from which the main thoroughfare of Avenida de Liberdade runs through the city centre, InterContinental Lisbon is perfectly placed for the airport, just a 15-minute drive away, and offers easy access to the designer shops of El Corte Ingles
Newly renovated bedrooms and 17 suites are spread over 19 floors, some with terraces offering stunning city views. The views from the upper floors are enchanting, with Christ the Redeemer statue visible in the same sweep as St. George’s Castle. Further highlights are the array of wining and dining options available, from a sumptuous Sunday Brunch with a unique menu full of seasonal and local ingredients and flavours, to The Uptown Bar, in a striking modern space with mirrored walls and mood lighting with its wide selection of Portuguese wines and DJ on Friday and Saturday nights.
Located in the lobby, Akla Restaurant is spacious and airy, which complements the seasonal and artisanal dishes combined with international techniques devised by Chef Eddy Melo. The Chef’s Table Menu is noted for its perfectly seasoned Tenderloin Bites “Pica Pau” with Mustard Sauce as well as Sea Bass Ceviche or the Typical Smoked Chicken Sausage Croquette with Spicy Mayonnaise.
“Storrington PR was the obvious choice when we decided to expand our communications to the UK Market. We wanted a representative who had the experience and knowledge of working with both the luxury and leisure market, so there was no doubt when we confirmed this partnership.” Enthuses Sandra Colaco, Director of Sales & Marketing at Intercontinental Lisbon.
The five-star InterContinental Cascais-Estoril is situated on the oceanfront of the Atlantic, on the “Portuguese Riviera”, a region noted for its outstanding beauty. The hotel occupies an unrivalled location to savour the serene views and sparkling glamour of the bay, and discover the fascinating coastline and delightful natural environment. All 59 rooms and suites have private balconies. The outdoor pool and indoor pool with a waterfall, sauna, and steam bath provide fun for everyone, while guests can indulge in a spot of pampering with massages, body wraps, and body scrubs in the spa. The spa offers a wide selection of treatments with L’Occitane products, combined with traditional massage techniques that will refresh the senses and restore peacefulness and inner balance.
The Bago du Vin Gourmet Bar and Terrace restaurant, characterised by its renowned Portuguese dishes, is complemented by a list of more than 100 wines. Chef Pedro Lopes spent a childhood sampling the traditional dishes of his mother and grandmother and he brings the same love and care to Tuna Tartare, Portuguese-style veal loin with Montellano Ham and Chèvre Mousse with Honey, all served against a backdrop of views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The five-star hotel is 11.4 mi (18.3 km) from Sintra’s National Palace of Pena, standing out as the renowned jewel in the crown of Sintra Hills. Fans of surfing or stand-up paddleboarding should head to Guincho Beach, while golf lovers can play a round at one of the region's famous courses. Alternatively, explore the Largo Luís de Camões cobbled square lined with bars and restaurants in historic Cascais. Swing by Casino Estoril, supposedly the inspiration for Ian Fleming's 007 novel "Casino Royale", to take in a show or concert, or head to Carcavelos Beach, a 20-minute drive away, to check the vibrant bars and restaurants against a dramatic Atlantic Ocean backdrop.
“We are thrilled to start this partnership with Storrington PR. The UK Market is key in our future development, and we are looking forward to benefitting from our Luxury Travel and Lifestyle specialists’ renowned expertise to promote our beautiful region and hotel, and the unique experiences we tailor for our guests.” Delights Nicolas Laufrais, Director of Commercial at Intercontinental Cascais-Estoril.
Taken together, both InterContinental Lisbon and InterContinental Cascais-Estoril offer the best of Portugal – from city to coast they make the perfect partners for a truly unique visit.
“Storrington PR is thrilled to be representing both InterContinental Lisbon and InterContinental Cascais-Estoril in the UK market. These exceptional hotels are a benefitting addition to the Storrington PR portfolio. Both properties offer bespoke encounters and collectively create a city and coastal European break.” Enthuses Li Boatwright, Managing Director at Storrington PR.
Storrington PR is a full-service public relations agency, catering exclusively to the luxury travel and hospitality sector. Comprising an exceptionally talented team, Storrington PR creates innovative and bespoke campaigns that deliver outstanding results for its clients across all media platforms.