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Portugal, Lisbon – opening soon – the stunning Palacio Principe Real – conceived by my friends Gail and Miles

My friend Gail, who I worked with back in the 80’s has always had impeccable taste so when I knew she was planning on restoring a beautiful former mansion in Lisbon and converting it into a luxury boutique hotel I knew it would be something special.

I was here one year ago when the place was shrouded in scaffolding with a lot of builders doing their thing. One year later it was terrific to see how much she and Miles have done and I have already fallen in love with it and can’t wait to come back and stay there once it is open.

For those of you who may be thinking of a visit to Lisbon in the coming months here is a sneak preview of the Palacio (which by the way is in a terrific location for visiting the city).

Below is the building itself from the garden area – still a bit of rubble around but you can get a good feel for the exterior.

The interiors are already looking lovely even though not yet completed

I cannot decide which bedroom I want to stay in (each one is decorated differently) so I may have to try a few

Love this one

And Barbara, if you are reading this I immediately thought this one was for you two – purple and hippos!

Roll on opening day and congrats Gail and Miles for getting this far – I am in awe…..