This imposing building overlooking Edward VII Park dates back to the 50s but it is still one of the most luxurious hotels in Lisbon. Its lobby is done out in the Imperial style and is adorned with various paintings and sculptures by Portuguese artists. Tea is served at 5:00pm in the Almada Negreiros lounge area near the lobby, or, if you prefer, you can sip a cocktail in the hotel bar, where you can relax in the all-red and black interior, while listening to live music (open from Monday to Saturday evening). A selection of sandwiches and snacks is also available at the bar.
The hotel's magnificent spa offers various treatments and massages (specially designed for the Ritz), in calm and sophisticated surroundings and it also boasts a sauna, a hammam and a swimming pool. The spa café serves a variety of infusions, teas and other drinks, and also serves lunch, so guests can take full advantage of their day of pampering, with husbands often meeting up with their wives for a spot of lunch. Unlike many spas, this one is not closed off from the outside world as it has lots of windows which allow plenty of natural light in.
Jogging fans will be pleased to know that there is a track on the roof of the hotel, so you can keep fit and enjoy the views at the same time, whilst the rooftop gym, which has a range of machines, offers views across Lisbon and the Tage.