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Altis Avenida is a luxury property with a dose of retro glamour on Rossio Square in the heart of Lisbon. The 1940s modernist landmark reopened in March 2010 after an 18-month, top-to-bottom refurbishment by the family-owned Altis hotel group (this is the sixth addition to the group's Lisbon properties, which include Hotel Altis Belém). From the Art Deco facade to the lobby's dazzling restored staircase and black Dalí-esque chairs, you can see from the get-go that this property is all about bold statements. The 68 guest rooms, spread over six floors, have LCD TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi; the decor gives a nod to the 1940s with lots of wood, black lacquer, brass, and velvet, plus marble and gold bathrooms (stocked with L'Occitane products). Shell out for one of the two suites or a deluxe room; these all have higher ceilings and terraces overlooking tree-lined Avenida da Liberdade and the surrounding hills. If you don't want to spend extra for a good view, you can take in the marvelous panorama from the seventh-floor Rossio Restaurant. It has an outdoor terrace and a lovingly restored tile panel depicting the view of Lisbon during the reign of Portugal's first king, Afonso Henriques, in the 12th century.—Anja Mutić
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