Expo’98 and the Oceans inspired the décor and design of the hotel’s refurbishment, making it an outstanding venue
The story began on 1st February 1998: the Hotel TRYP Lisboa Oriente opened its doors, just a stone’s throw away from the Gare do Oriente station, standing watch over the greatest event in the country’s recent past – Expo 98. Since then, the hotel has welcomed over a million visitors who have all left with fond memories. It reflects a unique heritage. It is now even more modern and up-to-date, having undergone a remodel, and has developed its profile as a hotel of excellence.

Expo’98 and its theme of the Oceans remain the backdrop which characterise and distinguish the Hotel TRYP Lisboa Oriente and which served as the inspiration behind the refurbishment. This can be seen in many different decorative and design flourishes.

At the entrance to the TRYP Lisboa Oriente, guests are met by a series of ocean aquariums alluding to the theme of Expo 98: The oceans, a heritage for the future.
In the reception area, guests can admire the event’s great architectural landmarks, drawn on a giant canvas.
In the bar, curved organic forms add body and soul to the drinks bars. Here we can also find a reproduction of the Mar Largo stone-paved roadway, created by the artist Fernando Conduto, located at Rossio dos Olivais. The bar has become particularly distinctive, modern and welcoming to all guests.

However, it is the Hotel’s restaurant which houses the most iconic symbol of Expo 98: panels which reflect the universal nature of the event and evoke the popular Exposition passport, a document given to each and every visitor so that they could collect the rubber stamps from all the different countries represented at the event.
The distinctness, elegance, modernity and comfort are characterised by the marine environments and harmony of the sea breeze, alternating between the blue of the rooms looking out towards the Tagus and the coral red of those which lend a view of the heart of the city.
As well as the new décor, the Tryp Oriente has created an online platform and invites you to discover and revisit this unique moment in Portugal’s recent past. At you can find out how the Exhibition came about, its great architectural landmarks, the daily performances which entertained the crowds, the interesting facts and figures relating to the event, and other nuggets of information – a virtual journey through time around the exhibition’s countless attractions.

The Hotel TRYP Lisboa Oriente is itself a stand-out hotel located within Parque das Nações, and now welcomes all its guests in an environment which encourages them to take a trip down memory lane to Expo’98 and its main landmarks, such as the Ocean Pavilion (Oceanarium), the Utopia Pavilion (MEO Arena), the Portuguese Pavilion, the Pavilion of Knowledge and the Vasco da Gama Tower, to name just some of the exposition’s historical landmarks.

Formed in 1979, the Hoti Hotéis Group is a hotel chain whose capital is 100% Portuguese. It is the 6th largest group with a national presence and the 2nd largest in terms of its provision of services to third parties. The Hoti Hotéis Group’s portfolio currently includes the Meliá Braga Hotel & Spa (five stars), Meliá Madeira Mare Resort Hotel & Spa (five stars), Meliá Ria Hotel & Spa (four stars), Tryp Lisboa Aeroporto (four stars), Tryp Oriente Lisboa (four stars), Tryp Colina do Castelo (four stars), Tryp Leiria (four stars) Tryp Porto Expo (four stars), Tryp Porto Centro (three stars), Hotel da Música (four stars), Star Inn Porto (three stars) and the Soleil Peniche (three stars).