The conference hotel, elected by Condé Nast Traveller as "Hot Property" and highlighted in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, this Historic Hotel & Art District is a luxury hotel within the historical Citadel Fortress in the center of Cascais city, originally built on the XVI century. It is a unique place where the ancient meets the modern. The Pousada de Cascais - Cidadela Historic Hotel & Art District is integrated in a complex with a diversified offer of restaurants, bar, indoor and outdoor pool, SPA and several event rooms. Since March 2004 it has an Art District, becoming the first hotel in Europe with a project of this nature. It is a member of "The Leading Hotels of the World", its architecture project is signed by Gonçalo Byrne and David Sinclair and obeys strict criteria of respect for environment sustainability and for its natural and cultural surroundings.
Accommodation must be booked separately with the hotel upon acceptance for the full 5 nights of the meeting. Staying at the venue is an integral part of the workshop package and is essential for us to offer competitive prices for accommodation, meals, and meeting registration.
Rooms at the Cidadel venue come in different flavors and prices. Room sharing is optional but encouraged to make the workshop affordable and to accommodate all of our 175 participants. We will be the only group staying at the hotel and venue at this time. Room types will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Room types include:
- Classic Run of House (98 rooms available)
- Junior Suite (16 rooms available)
- Cidadela Sea Room (12 rooms available)
Travel to the conference site:
When you arrive at the Lisbon airport you have several options to get to the hotel where the conference will be held.
If you want to take a taxi we recommend that upon arrival at the airport you go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau, where you can purchase a Taxi Voucher Service (approx. 45-50€).
A cheaper option is to take the Aerobus to Cais do Sodré (ticket costs about 2.30 €), and then take the train (see below). Every day from 7:45 a.m. to 20:15 p.m. and every 20 minutes, this airport shuttle bus, Aerobus Carris nº 91, connects the airport with Lisbon city center. The last stop is Cais do Sodré Train Station where you can take the train to Oeiras.
The Subway (METRO) is a good alternative to get to Cais do Sodré Train Station. Buy your ticket to Cais do Sodré at the local ticket vending machine for about 1,40€. Prior acquisition of Electronic Card 7 Colinas/Viva Viagem is required (0,50€).
Take the Red Line up to Alameda Station and then take the Green Line that will take you to Cais do Sodré Train Station. First train leaves at 6:30 a.m. and last departs at 1:00 a.m. From each terminal station, time between departures is around 10 min. Total time for this ride takes about 40 min. Find here a map of the subway.
You can book a shuttle service here.
At Cais do Sodré Train Station, train frequency is about 15-30 min from 5:10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Find here the complete train schedule.
The trip to Cascais takes about 40 minutes and ticket costs about 2.5€. Cascais Train Station is the last stop. The Cascais train station is around10 minutes walking distance from Pousada de Cascais - Cidadela Historic Hotel & Art District. See map for the train station location.
The hotel is at a short distance from the city centre, beaches, parks, museums and shopping district. Also close by is the Estoril Casino, the Guincho beach, famous amongst surfers and Portugal’s capital, Lisbon.