Lisbon, Portugal Meeting Planning Overview
The governmental, cultural, and economic heart of Portugal, Lisbon is a stunning capital city. One of the most charismatic and vibrant cities in Europe, Lisbon effortlessly blends traditional heritage with striking modernism and a rich and varied history. Visitors rave about the lively nightlife and lovely year-round climate.
Lisbon Portela Airport is the city's international airport, also known by its Portuguese name of Aeroporto da Portela de Sacavem. Located 7 km north of the city center, the airport is the main hub of TAP Portugal and its subsidiary TAP Express, a focus city for easyJet, Ryanair, and Azores Airlines and also the base for charter airlines euroAtlantic Airways, Hi Fly, and White Airways. The airport operates flights to and from all around Europe and the world. There are seasonal flights direct to North America too. Lisbon Airport is connected with the city center through well-developed network of trams and funiculars.
Situated on the River Tagus, or Rio Tejo to locals, and with a modest population, Lisbon is home to several MICE venues that are housed in age-old buildings. Chief among MICE venues, Lisbon Congress Center, or Centro de Congressos de Lisboa, has eight auditoriums, five exhibit halls, 33 meeting rooms, a restaurant and two car parks, offering the ideal conditions for holding congresses, exhibitions, and other events. Lisbon MICE hotels include the 577-room Lisbon Marriott, which has 16 event rooms to host up to 600 persons; the 518-room Corinthia Lisbon (with its largest space holding up to 1,400 delegates); the 369-room Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa (largest space for more than 600 persons); and the 331-room InterContinental Lisbon (for up to 450 delegates).