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Darling Pousada de Lisboa wins Condé Nast Johansens Awards for "Best Newcomer"

PHOTO: Exterior of Pousada de Lisboa (c) Sery Kim

From the publishers of Vogue, GQ, Traveller and Glamour, Condé Nast Johansens has become a leading guide for luxury travellers and their annual awards a coveted win.

Last night in London, this year’s “Excellence Awards” were handed out and darling Pousada de Lisboa won the “Best Newcomer” Award, a designation given based on recommendations and questionnaires completed by guests as well as reports of regional inspectors appointed by Condé Nast Johansens.

Set in a historic building on Praça do Comércio, in the center of Lisbon, Pousada de Lisboa opened this summer. In the ensuing four months, this premier pousada of the famed Pestanas Hotel Group has quickly become the must-stay destination in Portugal exquisite capital Lisbon.

PHOTO: Ceiling of the main lobby at Pousada de Lisboa (c) Sery Kim

This unique hotel project in the capital city has a charm far exceeding its supremely modest price-tag of less than 200 euros. Plush bedding allows for well-rested sleep; the most modern updates to the bathroom makes the transition for American guests to Europe completely seamless; and the uniqueness of decor in each of the 90 rooms allows for plenty of Instagram worthy moments.

PHOTO: Exterior of Pousada de Lisboa (c) Sery Kim

PHOTO: View of the courtyard from Pousada de Lisboa (c) Sery Kim

Furthermore, its cosmopolitan location, right on the square housing Parliament, means all the best tourist destinations in Lisbon is an easy walk from Pousada de LIsboa, and the hotel’s in-house restaurant “Lisboeta” has a compelling culinary presentation with a vast creativity far exceeding, again, the modest price-tag.

PHOTO: Roof of the Ballroom at Pousada de Lisboa (c) Sery Kim

According to Miguel Velez, Administrator of the Pousadas de Portugal (33 Pousadas have converted nationally protected and preserved properties into luxury hotels in Portugal), "Pestana Pousadas de Portugal, and specially the entire team of Pousada de Lisboa, are very proud of winning this valuable prize that is one of the most important of hotel and tourism sector worldwide. The Pousada de Lisboa is already a reference in the hotel industry in Portugal, standing for the best criteria, and after 5 months of opening is internationally recognized."

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