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At Corinthia, we always strive to provide the best rates on our website. If you don’t think we have, we’ll pay for 100% of your room on the first night, and price match the rest. Should you find a lower price elsewhere, please submit a claim within 24 hours of your original booking and we will respond within two working days. Please note, this also applies to discounts and promotions available on

Process for making a claim:

Step 1. If within 24 hours of a confirmed reservation with Corinthia Hotels made on, you find a lower rate for the same hotel, room type, inclusions, stay dates, discounts and payment conditions, please contact the relevant email address from the list below to make your claim. All claims must be made within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time of the hotel.

Step 2. Your claim should be supported by the URL where the lower rate was found and a screen shot which clearly displays the date of stay, room type, same hotel, inclusions and payment conditions of the lower rate offering on the competing website. Please include your contact information (name, email and phone number).

Step 3. If we are able to verify that the lower rate found qualifies for the Best Rate Guarantee, and all other terms and conditions are met, Corinthia Hotels will pay for 100% of the room charges of your first night, and will price match the room for the rest of your stay. You will be charged for all nights booked at the matched rate, minus the first night which will be free.

To make your claim, email the relevant hotel on one of the following:

First night free, match rate for rest of stay, no minimum nights

Terms and Conditions:

Corinthia Hotels guarantees the best online rate on based on the following terms and conditions:

1. Your original booking must have been made through
2. The lower rate must be found and the claim submitted by email within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time at the hotel. If the original booking was made within 24 hours of arrival, the Best Rate Guarantee is not applicable.
3. The Best Rate Guarantee only applies to published rates available to the general public online, which can be found and booked immediately without any kind of restriction or payment restrictions.
4. The lower rate found must be for exactly the same booking criteria - the same hotel, the same room type, same inclusions, the same stay dates, same number of guests, the same rate description and, if applicable, the same promotion. The cancellation and advance purchase policy and all other terms and conditions of the stay must also be identical. If the claim refers to a reservation consisting of several nights' accommodation, the average rate for each night will be compared to the average rate for each night, for an identical reservation, using the website where the lower rate is found.
5. Corinthia Hotels will verify the lower rate claim and respond within two working days of the claim being made. *Claims will be processed from Monday to Friday, between 9am to 5pm, at the hotel's local time.
6. The rate comparison will be made net of any taxes, gratuities or any other fees or charges associated with the room rate, and the lower rate must still be available at the time the hotel validates the claim.
7. The Best Rate Guarantee is void where prohibited by law. Corinthia Hotels reserves the right to modify or cancel its Best Rate Guarantee policy at any time in its sole discretion and without prior notice.
8. Corinthia Hotels has the sole right and discretion to determine the validity of any claim, including without limitation, determining that the lower rate found is genuinely available and that the claim meets all terms and conditions. In case of dispute, Corinthia Hotels' decision is final.
9. In the case of a fully prepaid rate booked through, Corinthia Hotels will refund the difference to your credit card, if applicable, within 30 business days of submitting your claim. Corinthia Hotels is not responsible for any fees associated with cancelling a reservation made through a different channel.
10. Best Rate Guarantee will be suspended during times where or certain rates are not available due to an outage, a technical issue or a circumstance beyond Corinthia Hotels' reasonable control.
11. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to rates found offline, negotiated corporate rates, group or MICE rates, opaque provider rates or rates requiring membership in a club or other organization, governmental rates, direct mail or email solicitations, rates offered by providers that do not supply the name or location of the hotel until after a reservation has been made or other rates that are not available to the general public. We reserve the right to deny a claim if the availability of the Competing Rate cannot be independently verified at the time of processing the claim.
12. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to packaged rates. Packaged rates include Hotel accommodations sold as part of a travel package in which the Hotel does not provide all services (including but not limited to airfare and/or car rental, tours etc.) and Hotel accommodations sold with additional amenities.
13. Corinthia Hotels may deny a claim where the difference between the rates is less than 1%.
14. If the Competing Rate is in a different currency from the rate booked on, the Competing Rate will be converted into the same currency as the rate offered on our website using the exchange rate as published in in place at the time the initial reservation was made. Discrepancies may occur between Corinthia Hotels' rate and the Competing Rate due to differences in exchange rate sources. If the rate discrepancy is solely due to exchange rate fluctuations, we reserve the right to deny the claim.

A History of Lisbon Through Its Architectural Landmarks

Conquest and exploration, told through bricks and mortar   |   August 2017

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From triumphal arches to neo-classical churches, the history of Lisbon is intricately tied to its landmarks. Read their story here  

Belem Tower | iStock © eloi omella

Perched on the western-most part of Mediterranean Europe, Portugal has adopted an eclectic array of architectural styles over the centuries. From the Moorish-inspired south to Gothic touches from the east, the glorious mishmash of influences is what makes Portugal such a charming destination. At the heart of it all is Portugal’s capital, and what better way to tell the history of Lisbon than through its landmarks and architectural styles.

São Jorge Castle

Nestled on a hilltop, central to the history of Lisbon and fortified since Celtic times, the entrance of São Jorge Castle (St George’s Castle) is dominated by a statue of Dom Alfonso Henriques – the man who drove the Moors from the city in 1147. You can see the majestic castle from just about anywhere in the city. Whilst the ramparts offer beautiful views of Lisbon below, there’s more magic within: a palace that once housed the Kings of Portugal is now a museum with a restaurant that offers sublime sunset views.

Belem Tower

After the country’s struggles against the Moors a new era of discovery, conquest and exploration dominated the history from the 15th Century. Built in Portugal’s quirky Manueline style, the Belem Tower was built in 1520 on an island in the middle of the River Tagus to defend the entrance to the city’s port. Now situated on the North Bank (thanks to the river’s changing course), the UNESCO World Heritage site is an iconic part of the history of Lisbon’s landscape, resembling a tiny castle complete with towers, turrets and adorned with decorative rope and shield motifs.

Gulbenkian | iStock © aamorim
Sao Jorge | iStock © gregobagel

São Roque Church

The Portuguese empire was one of the wealthiest in Europe thanks to its colonies that stretched from Brazil to Malaysia, which was the source of gold, gems, spices and sugar. The 18th Century was a time of plenty in the history of Lisbon. Symptomatic of the riches, this bejewelled Roman Catholic church was the most expensive in Europe at the time of construction, courtesy of precious stone inlays of lapis lazuli and amethyst. The elegant São Roque combines aspects of the Rococo style with clean Neo-Classical lines and is incredibly valuable in the history of Lisbon as it’s one of the few buildings to escape the 1755 earthquake unscathed. Designed by Italian architects Luigi Vanvitelli and Nicola Salvi, it was exported to Lisbon after being blessed by the Pope. Awe-inspiring is its intricately painted trompe l’oeil ceiling depicting Biblical events.

Praça do Comércio

The grand Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square) was part of the reconstruction of Lisbon following the earthquake and tsunami in which nearly a quarter of the city’s population perished. The design is dominated by a triumphal arch called Arco da Rua Augusta on its north side. Topped by statues of noblemen, the arch’s honey-yellow walls frame the vast plaza which is Lisbon’s main marketplace. The heartbeat of the city, Commerce Square overlooks Tagus River, where traders would bring in their goods to sell.

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

From the start of the 19th Century fortunes changed, political and monarchical instability, followed by a coup and the Salazar dictatorship from 1926 led Portugal to become a bit part player on the world stage. Designed to deliver a new era of modernity to the history of Lisbon, the architects Ruy Jervis d’Athouguia, Pedro Cid and Alberto Pessoa created the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. An oasis at the centre of Lisbon thanks to its juxtaposition of austere, smooth, monochrome concrete with the lush, green garden from which it rises. Completed in 1969, just before Salazar’s death, the Museum is the most important in Portugal and houses a truly impressive collection of art that ranges from Rembrandt to Renoir and is the cultural heart of the capital.


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