Memmo Alfama will be opening in June 2013
The new Memmo Alfama hotel will be located in the heart of the most typical and historic neighborhood of Lisbon: Alfama.
With its narrow streets, stairways and viewpoints, Alfama is the most genuine and authentic neighborhood in the city, marked by ancient traditions, the São Jorge Castle, the Cathedral and of course Fado, recently considered UNESCO Immaterial Cultural Heritage.
Here, visitors will find traditional shops and classic restaurants along roads lined with gently weathered colored houses, between which lines laden with linens slightly sway in the breeze. As you round the corner onto Travessa das Merceeiras, a slight urban intervention meanders into view. In perfect harmony with the traditional houses that surround it stands a mural by the young Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils: a relief of former resident’s face marks the façade of a building that otherwise blends into its surroundings. Behind this wall lies a home away from home in Lisbon - the Memmo Alfama.
Upon entering, a cozy living room greets guests in lieu of a traditional front desk and they can check in from anywhere in the hotel. Memmo Alfama’s laidback ambience implores its visitors to feel at home, welcoming them not only to borrow a book from the living room library or grab a fresh snack or slice of homemade cake from the 24-hour loyalty fridge, but also to integrate themselves into the vibrant culture of the Alfama district and the city of Lisbon.
Memmo Alfama has dedicated an intimate area of the hotel to its signature Lisbon Story, which provides guest with all the relevant information they need to navigate this rich and dynamic city and Living Alfama, an inventive approach to local integration, pairs staff suggestions for neighborhood delights with inside tips from locals themselves. Memmo Alfama offers countless avenues to take in the allure of Lisbon from the authentic Portuguese gastronomy and wines in the wine bar to the stunning terrace, bar, and pool, which offers a sublime vantage point to take in the sights and sounds of the city and the Tagus River.
This hidden treasure in the heart of one of Lisbon’s most picturesque districts has mastered the art of local integration, offering a truly authentic Lisbon experience with unmatched views of Alfama and Tagus River.
Travessa das Merceeiras, 27
Source: Design Hotels