Broadway Malyan was commissioned to remodel Tivoli’s flagship 5-star property in the centre of Lisbon.
Located on the famous Avenida da Liberdade, the brief was to redesign all front of house areas including the lobby, spa, gym, skybar, executive lounge and the 250 guest rooms. The intervention was designed to update and refresh the classic style of the hotel using a range of concepts that focused on emphasising its historic glamour while retaining its strong Lisbon identity with the blues of the sky and river inspiring the entire project.
Project name: Tivoli Avenida Liberdade, Lisbon, Portugal
Studio name: Broadway Malyan – Lisbon Studio, Portugal
Design team: Margarida Caldeira (director and head of hospitality), Artur Correia (interior designer).
Area: Hospitality, Interior design
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
The voluminous lobby is the centrepiece of the historic hotel and has been transformed with a new glazed ceiling, flooding the space with natural light and showcasing the city’s unique blue sky. A spectacular interior garden has been created in the heart of the lobby while the introduction of new gold screens together with long blue velvet curtains in all corners reinforces the luxurious aesthetic and ambience of this new space.
The selected fabrics are mostly velvets with several patterns that all together reflect the perfect symbiosis between the classic and the contemporary while strategically located artworks create an air of restrained sophistication.
This approach is continued in the refurbished guest rooms where contemporary furniture pieces are complimented with high quality materials such as marble, gold metal and leather and a neutral colour scheme with hints of blue.
The project also saw the creation of a new executive lounge for the exclusive use of the hotel’s VIP guests. Bedecked in noble materials such as Calacatta marble, velvets and sucupira wood, the luxurious space offers the calm of a library and the under-stated grandeur of a Gentleman’s Club.
A new restaurant in the hotel is inspired by the concept of ´cervejaria portuguesa’ or Portuguese brewery with a large central counter of emperor marble and sucupira wood at the heart of the new design. Large screens and a wine cellar have been introduced to give this space a new character while the existing elements of wood columns and chandeliers reference the hotel’s original décor, creating an intimate atmosphere to rival anything the Portuguese capital has to offer.
The completely renewed SkyBar offers a unique perspective over one of the Europe’s great cities with a new curved staircase creating a spectacular new arrival to the rooftop terrace while the backlit bar area creates a new central focas with straight lines of the mainly white furniture offers a symetrical counterpoint to curves of the staircase and bar. The new toilets offer an artistic intervention in the space, painted by a portuguese artist to provide a contemporary contrast from the rest of the hotel.
Broadway Malyan profile
Broadway Malyan is a global architecture, urbanism and design practice dedicated to creating cities, buildings and places that provide a lasting legacy. Its vision for every project is shaped by the specific local context with a commitment to creating flexible, future-focused and sustainable places and spaces with people at the heart of the process.
Every project, from a strategic city plan to the craftmanship of a balustrade, reflects its passion for quality design and placemaking.
Over more than six decades the practice has built a strong reputation across numerous sectors including residential, education, workplace, retail, mixed use, hospitality and masterplanning with its designers applying their creativity, commercial acumen and sector insight to produce designs that meet the aspirations of clients and create a strong sense of place. Today it boasts more than 400 design experts across a global network of 14 studios.
From tackling the climate crisis to utilising the opportunities around big data, Broadway Malyan is committed to pushing the boundaries of the possible with a global reach that offers inter-disciplinary solutions for the most complex projects whilst our local presence across world centres ensures a personable and responsive client service.