If the initial project (1913-1915) was designed by architects Deolindo Vieira and Rafael Duarte de Melo, the architectural appearance of Curia Palace Hotel is due to the remodeling of the architect Norte Junior (1922-26). Luxury hotel unit, with a barber, manicure, chapel, garage, a party room with capacity for 600 people and a swimming pool of Olympic dimensions inaugurated in 1934 designed by the architect Raul Martins.
This 100-room hotel was opened in 1948, designed by the architect Vasco Lacerda Marques, was classified as “luxury” and served the thermae of ‘Monfortinho’.
This hotel opened in 1960 on ‘Rua Castilh’. With six floors, it offered 40 rooms, with private bathroom and six suites. The bar and one of the restaurants were on the top floor, overlooking the city. At the entrance guests were received two “Varinas de Lisboa” a sculpture by the artist Lagoa Henriques.
This beautiful building, designed by the architect Miguel Ventura Terra for the family of José da Silva Graça, founder of the newspaper ‘O Século’, was located in the middle of the ‘Fontes Pereira de Melo’ avenue. It was transformed into the most luxurious hotel in the capital in 1933, and its facilities were remodeled by the architect Vasco Regaleira. Demolished in 1962, it was in this hotel that Calouste Gulbenkian lived the last years of his life.
Many memories can arise when viewing the photographs from the studios of Mário and Horácio Novais who recorded the daily life, the architecture and works for advertising.
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