NEW YORK -- Two deluxe Orient Express Hotels in Portugal have
undergone renovations, the Lapa Palace in Lisbon and the Hotel
Quinta do Lago in the Algarve.
The 94-room Lapa Palace is a 15-minute drive from the city's
center, located on a hilltop in the embassy district overlooking
The hotel added 12 additional rooms and suites in a separate
building and refurbished its existing accommodations.
Other enhancements include the heating of the outdoor swimming
pool and a landscaping makeover.
The Lapa Palace was built in 1870 and features 19th century
style and Art Deco furnishings.
The 140-room Hotel Quinta do Lago on the Algarve coast is
surrounded by private gardens and 1,680 acres of hills and
The property completed room renovations, redecorated the lobby
and transformed its Ca' D'Oro restaurant into a Venetian dining
The restaurant now has Venetian fabrics and glass light fittings
as well as a menu that relies on ingredients imported from
The hotel also opened the Brisa do Mar restaurant, which
features cuisine combining specialties from Asia, France and
The Lapa Palace and Hotel Quinta do Lago are members member of
The Leading Hotels of the World, which is available in every
For more information, call Orient Express Hotels at (800)
992-5055 or visit the chain's Web site at www.orient-expresshotels.com.