Corinthia Hotel Lisbon
In Lisbon, old-world charms meet of-the-moment design, and the city’s Corinthia Hotel best captures these contrasting vibes. Built in 1983 and renovated twice (most recently in 2009), the spacious property now features jewel-toned interiors and a windowed façade. Yes, its financial district location caters to business guests, but we forgave the slightly off-center position—it’s set atop a hill overlooking the city—in favor of the peace and quiet. Plus, the hotel’s 32,000-square-foot spa and Tipico restaurant (for local Portuguese dishes and tapas) offer a leisurely introduction into one of Europe’s thriving capital cities. Head up to the higher floors for views of the nearby Monsanto Nature Park and the 18th-century Aguas Livres Aqueduct.