TRYP LISBOA ORIENTE REFURBISHED TO REFLECT THE LEGACY OF EXPO 98
Expo’98 and the Oceans inspired the décor and design of the hotel’s refurbishment, making it an outstanding hotel.
The story begins on 1st February 1998: the Hotel Tryp Lisboa Oriente opens its doors, just a stone’s throw away from the Gare do Oriente station, and acts as an agent and observer of the greatest event in the country’s recent past – Expo 98. Since then, the hotel has welcomed over a million visitors who have all left with fond memories. It reflects a unique heritage. It is now even more modern, having undergone a remodel, and has developed its profile as a hotel of excellence.
Expo’98 and its theme of the Oceans remain the backdrop which characterise and distinguish the Hotel Tryp Lisboa Oriente and served as the inspiration behind the refurbishment. This can be seen in many different decorative and design flourishes.
At the entrance to the Tryp Lisboa Oriente, guests are met by a series of ocean aquariums alluding to the theme of Expo 98: The oceans, a heritage for the future.
In the reception area, guests can admire the event’s great architectural landmarks drawn on a giant canvas.
In the bar, curved, organic forms add body and soul to the drinks bars. Here we can also find a reproduction of the Mar Largo stone-paved roadway, created by the artist Fernando Couto, located at Rossio dos Olivais. The bar has become particularly distinctive, modern and welcoming to all guests.
However, it is the Hotel’s restaurant which houses the most iconic symbol of Expo 98: panels which reflect the universality of the event and convey the popular Exhibition passport, a document given to each and every visitor so that they could collect the rubber stamps from all the different countries represented at the event.
The distinctness, elegance, modernity and comfort are characterised by the marine environments and the harmony of the sea smell, alternating between the blue of the rooms looking out towards the Tagus and the coral red of those which lend a view of the heart of the city.
As well as the new décor, the Tryp Oriente has created an online platform inviting you to discover and revisit this unique moment in Portugal’s recent past. At memoriaexpo98.com you can find out the origins of the Expo, its main architectural landmarks, the daily performances which would entertain the crowds, the curious facts and numbers relating to the event, and other nuggets of information – a virtual journey through time through the exhibition’s countless attractions.
The Hotel Tryp Lisboa Oriente is itself a stand-out hotel located within Parque das Nações, and now welcomes all its guests in an environment which encourages them to revisit and recall Expo’98 and its main landmarks, such as the Ocean Pavilion (Oceanarium), the Utopia Pavilion (MEO Arena), the Portuguese Pavilion, the Pavilion of Knowledge and the Vasco da Gama Tower, to name just some of the exhibition’s historical landmarks.