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Lisbon, Portugal Hotels and City Guide

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Lisbon - Business Tips


Lisbon's Local Economy

Tourism, insurance, consulting, tertiary education (Lisbon has three universities) and telecommunications (television networks, radio stations, major newspapers) and technology are major service industries. Financial multinationals such as Arthur Anderson, Barclays Bank and KPMG have offices in the city.

Lisbon's manufacturing industry produces textiles, footwear, leather, furniture, ceramics and cork (Portugal produces half the world’s cork). Portugal is also an important agricultural country growing cereals, olive trees, grape vines, oranges, pears and other fruits. It also produces beet sugar, sunflower oil and tobacco. Portuguese wines and olive oil are highly valued.

Tungsten, tin and uranium are mined. Modern industries include oil refining, petrochemicals, cement, automotive and ship industries, electronic and electrical industries, machinery, and paper.

Lisbon is also Portugal’s chief seaport, and the south bank of the Tagus is heavily industrialised.

Lisbon’s stock exchange, part of the pan-European Euronext system together with those of Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris, is tied with the New York Stock Exchange, forming part of the multinational NYSE Euronext group of stock exchanges.

Lisbon hosts two agencies of the European Union: the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) also has its headquarters in Lisbon.


Lisbon Business Etiquette


Lisbon's Local Business Customs
Appointments are mandatory and should be made in advance and reconfirmed a few days prior to the meeting, and initial correspondence should be written in Portuguese. Do not write in red ink. Business socialising is done in bars and restaurants, not in homes.

Business Meetings
Punctuality for meetings is important; five minutes late is considered on time. Expect small talk before business is discussed, and maintain direct eye contact while speaking.

Have printed material available in both English and Portuguese. Presentations should be accurate, detailed and thorough. Have charts and figures to back up your claims. Agendas serve as starting points for discussions; they do not serve as schedules. The highest-ranking person makes the decisions whichare not reached at meetings as business is conducted slowly. Do not show impatience.

Lisbon's Business Dress Code
Business suits are standard office wear for men and women. Do not remove your suit jacket unless your Portuguese business associates do.

Greeting Someone in Lisbon
Portuguese negotiate with people, not companies. Shaking hands is customary when meeting and taking leave, and business cards are exchanged after introduction. When addressing someone, use their title, especially if they have a profession (Engenheiro, for example) or a university degree, followed by their full name. University graduates are usually referred to as ‘Doctor(a)’. Mr, Ms, Mrs translate to Sr, Sra.

Lisbon's Business Hours
Normal business hours are Monday to Friday 09.00-13.00 and 15.00-18.00, and meetings are often interrupted for long lunches. Many businesses close during August.





Hotels in Lisbon, Portugal

Holiday Inn Lisbon Continental Hotel

Holiday Inn Lisbon Continental Hotel

Rua Laura Alves, 9,Lisbon,1069-169 Portugal

The vibrant Holiday Inn Lisbon Continental Hotel is located in the heart of beautiful Lisbon. Ideally located, this Holiday Inn hotel is just minutes away from the Lisbon International Airport. Many area attractions inclusive of the Lisbon Zoo, Gulbenkian Museum,...




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Holiday Inn Lisbon Hotel

Holiday Inn Lisbon Hotel

Avenida Antnio Jos de Almeida 28A,Lisbon,1000-044 Portugal

Newly renovated and refurnished, the Holiday Inn Lisbon is conveniently situated close to the city centre, commercial and financial area, and just 10 minutes from the International Lisbon Airport. Each of the 169 spacious rooms, including 17 Executive bedrooms, 8 suites...




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Holiday Inn Express Hotels - Lisbon-Oeiras

Holiday Inn Express Hotels - Lisbon-Oeiras

Estrada de Paco d'Arcos Porto Salvo, Oeiras

The first hotel from Express by Holiday Inn in Portugal and best value for money either for business men or for families looking for a smart break. A modern hotel boasting a refreshing simplicity. All 126 rooms are equipped with desk, satellite TV, pay per view, internet...




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Four Seasons Ritz Lisbon

Four Seasons Ritz Lisbon

Rua Rodrigoda Fonseca 88, Lisbon, Portugal

Hotel Description: Property Type - Luxury spacious lanna -Style pavilions overlook terraced rice fields and the mountains in the beautiful Mae Rim Valley, Minutes from the artistic and cultural heritage of Thailands northern capital. From the...




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Clarion Suites Lisbon Lisbon

Clarion Suites Lisbon Lisbon

Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 44-5 Lisbon Portugal

The vibrant Clarion Suites Lisbon hotel is situated within very close proximity of the Marques de Pombal square. Located in the heart of Lisbon, This Clarion Suites hotel is also within... more
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Golden Tulip Altis Suites

Golden Tulip Altis Suites

RUA CASTILHO 13

Hotel Introduction Located in the city centre, the Altis Suites just next door to the Hotel Altis are the best bet for long stay travellers, offers all the comforts at home. 42 luxury apartments, each with its own lounge, bedroom, kitchenette,... more
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Hotel Mundial

Hotel Mundial

Rue Dom Duarte, 4 Lisbonne 1100 Portugal

In the heart of Baixa Pombalina, 8 km from the Airport and near the Rossio Square and the Liberdade Avenue more
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Lisboa Regency Chiado

Lisboa Regency Chiado

Rua Nova Do Almada, 114

Lisboa Regency Chiado is Lisbon's new lifestyle / boutique hotel, an oasis located with a breathtaking privileged setting, affording stunning Panorama views over the Tagus River, Castle and old Lisboa.Guest rooms and public areas are decorated with unique contemporary... more
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Lisbon Marriott Hotel

Lisbon Marriott Hotel

Avenida dos Combatentes Lisbon 1600-042 Portugal

Enjoy the excellent hospitality of Marriott in this vibrant and eclectic city. The Lisbon Marriott Hotel's staff are on hand to ensure you make the most of your leisure or business stay in Lisbon... more
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NH Campo Grande

NH Campo Grande

Campo Grande, 7, Lisbon, Portugal

Situation The NH Campo Grande is located is Lisbon 10 minutes away from the very centre of Lisbon. Its superb location allows you to have direct access to the north high way (Oporto and Galice). Services Restaurant, Restaurante... more
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NH Liberdade

NH Liberdade

Avda. da Liberdade, 180 B, 1250-146 Lisbon,

DescriptionThe Hotel Liberdade places two rooms at your disposal with all the complementary services. With a capacity of up to 25 people, these rooms are very versatile and can be adapted to your requirements. In addition to the hotels services and equipment:... more
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Sofitel Lisboa

Sofitel Lisboa

Avenida Da Liberdade 127, 1269-038 Lisboa, Portugal

Lisbon is home to the vibrant Sofitel Lisbon hotel. Located in the heart of Lisbon, the Sofitel Lisbon hotel... more
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Tryp Oriente

Tryp Oriente

Avda. D. Joao II Lisboa 1998 Portugal

Tryp Oriente Lisbon Hotel is ideally situated, overlooking the Tejo river, on the preceding Expo '98 site "Parque das Naoes", surrounded by an array of eateries and bars, shops and sports activities. Located directly opposite the Tryp Oriente Lisbon... more
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Dom Carlos Park Hotel

Dom Carlos Park Hotel

Avenida Duque de Loule, 121

Classic, but appealling to all, the Dom Carlos Park Hotel combines the tradition of Europe's great hotels and innovation. We are centrally located next to Marques de Pombal square in Lisbon.Ideal location for business, shopping, short breaks and near the Lisbon's... more
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Hotel Saboia

Hotel Saboia

1 Rua Belmonte ; Estoril

The Hotel Saboia is a unique and charming hotel with modern decoration. Located in the heart of Monte Estoril which lies on a hill facing the Atlantic Ocean. more
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Mercure Lisboa Jose Malhoa

Mercure Lisboa Jose Malhoa

Avenida Jos Malhoa 1684,1099-051 ,Lisboa,Portugal

Hotel DescriptionMecure Lisboa Jose Malhoa is a 3 star hotel in the centre of Lisbon, 500 m from the Zoo, the Praca de Espanha, the Gulbenkian Foundation and only 4 km from the old town. The hotel offers 104 rooms, 5 meeting rooms, a bar, restaurant and... more
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Novotel Lisboa

Novotel Lisboa

Avenida Jose Malhoa 1642, 1099-051 Lisboa, Portugal

Hotel DescriptionNovotel Lisboa is a 4 star hotel in the centre of Lisbon, next to Praca De Espanha and the Gulbenkian Foundation and just 2 km from Marques De Pombal square. The entirely renovated hotel offers 249 airconditioned rooms, a restaurant... more
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Comfort Inn Embaixador Lisbon

Comfort Inn Embaixador Lisbon

Av. Duque de Loule, 73 Lisbon Portugal

Situated close to Marques de Pombal Square and the Eduardo VII Park in Lisbon, the Comfort Inn Embaixador Lisbon Hotel is a premier Choice Hotel. The Comfort Inn Embaixador Lisbon Hotel is ideally located just seven kilometres (five miles) from Lisbon Airport, providing... more
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Ibis Lisboa Alfragide

Ibis Lisboa Alfragide

Alto da Cabreira,Estrada da Circunvalao,2610-041,Lisboa

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Ibis Lisboa Jos Malhoa

Ibis Lisboa Jos Malhoa

Avenue Jos Malhoa Lt H, 1070-158 Lisboa, Portugal

Hotel DescriptionThe Ibis Lisboa Jose Malhoa hotel is located in the city centre of Lisbon, 5 km from the airport, 300 m from the Praca de Espanha and 450 m from the Zoo in Sete Rios. Ideal for weekend escapes and longer holiday stays, the hotel is... more
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Ibis Lisboa Liberdade

Ibis Lisboa Liberdade

Rua Barata Sagueiro 53, 1250-043 Lisboa, Portugal

Hotel DescriptionThe Ibis Lisboa Liberdade hotel is in the Bairro Alto district of the historic centre of Lisbon. Close to Avenida Da Liberdade, Chiado, Rossio and near Praca Do Marques Do Pombal, the hotel is within close proximity to metro,... more
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Ibis Lisboa Oeiras

Ibis Lisboa Oeiras

Area De Servico Da Auto-Estrada, Da Costa Do Estoril-A5 Km 9,6, 2780-826 Oeiras, Portugal

Hotel IntroductionLocated 15 km from the airport and 10 km from Lisbon, the Hotel Ibis Lisboa Oeiras hotel has 61 air-conditioned rooms, with Wifi Internet access. Apart from free parking, a bar and a snack service 24/24 are at your disposal. Tennis... more
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Ibis Lisboa Saldanha

Ibis Lisboa Saldanha

Avenue Casal Ribeiro 23, 1000-090 Lisboa, Portugal

Hotel IntroductionThe Ibis Lisboa Saldanha hotel is located in the centre of the city, in the Saldanha business district and near Marques De Pombal. Only 15 minutes from Lisbon Airport and 10 minutes from the historic city centre, nightspots and the... more
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