This palatial house was home to an influential Duke before becoming the Portuguese Embassy. And now it's a home-from-home for A-listers looking for discretion and privacy.
Tasteful decor is all-pervading. This place is a treat for the eyes.
Bedrooms are light, comfortable and spacious: think super-sleek furniture and oversized beds, parquet floors and restored Italian marble fireplaces.
Roomy suites provide the perfect place to chill out after a day exploring the vibrant city.
Refurbished in September 2011, the hotel now boasts an indoor pool, Turkish bath, gym and sauna. In-room beauty treatments are also offered.
The lovely courtyard and gardens are a real highlight of this hotel. Breakfast can be taken onthe shaded terrace.
The former ballrooms now form part of the grand lobby.
The art deco Chivas bar serves huge gin and tonics and cocktails.
The Salon Chino is decadent and exotic. Sit here and take in the intricate patterns and quirky artefacts.
The Salon Rojo: Huge chandeliers, mirrored coffee tables and red, red furnishings galore.