Hotel Lido by Phoenicia

RO: Hotelul Lido a fost dintotdeauna un adevarat simbol al Bucurestiului si-al vietii mondene si extravagante de la 1930 iar dupa multa, multa vreme in care a fost inchis, si-a redeschis portile anul acesta, la sfarsit de ianuarie. Stiam ca este un proiect ambitios de renovare al grupului Phoenicia Hotels, citisem ca se dorea o transformare completa a hotelului, (care sa pastreze insa accentele interbelice) si auzisem ca decoratiunile interioare sunt absolut senzationale. Si pe buna dreptate! Hotel Lido by Phoenicia este acum un mix perfect intre muzeu si hotel, si pare-se ca a reintrat in scena turismului in cel mai extravagant mod cu putinta πŸ™‚ Cum altfel, pentru un hotel cu o istorie atat de incantatoare, care a stralucit in perioada interbelica, fiind inca de pe atunci o cladire emblematica pentru Bucuresti?

EN: Lido Hotel has always been a emblem of Bucharest and a symbol of the glamorous and exquisite life from 1930 and after a long, long period of time when it was closed, this year it reopened its doors at the end of January. We knew about this ambitious project of renovation, directed by Phoenicia Hotels group, we read that a complete transformation of the hotel was aimed (however keeping the interwar accents) and we heard that the interior decorations are simply stunning. And rightly so! Hotel Lido by Phoenicia is a perfect mixof museum and hotel, it seems that it re-entered the tourism scene in the most extravagant possible way πŸ™‚ How could it be different, for a hotel that was glowing during the interwar period, being a real symbol of Bucharest ever since?
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RO: Intr-o epoca in care minimalismul si designul nordic sunt la putere in designul interior, Lido si-a facut aparitia intr-un mod curajos, pastrand atmosfera vechiului hotel si aducand in prim plan decoratiuni somptuoase, culori puternice, atmofera modernista si multa inspiratie din stilul Art-Deco american (de altfel foarte apreciat dupa cel de-al doilea razboi mondial).

EN: In an era where minimalism and Nordic design rule the interior design, Lido made a brave appearance, keeping the vibe of the old hotel andΒ  bringing to the fore sumptuous decorations, powerful colors, the modernist atmosphere and a lot inspiration from the American Art Deco style (which was actually very appreciated after the second world war).
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RO: Multe dintre elementele originale ale “vechiului Lido” au fost pastrate si readuse la viata. Astfel ca am spune noi ca cel mai de pret atuu al actualului hotel este fara doar si poate liftul original, instalat la 1930Β (bineinteles, acum este reconditionat iar sistemele de securitate au fost schimbate si actualizate). Treptele au fost pastrate, marmura din lobby este originala si de asemenea tavanul din unele camere este cel original, iar peste tot pe coridoare si pe peretii camerelor au fost introduse elemente de arta, foarte multe tablouri pictate chiar de pictori romani special pentru Hotelul Lido. Camerele au decoratiuni si cromatica diferita, iar privelistea catre bulevardul Magheru este dementiala. Intregul proiect de renovare si reconditionare isi doreste sa “reinvie” atmosfera de pe vremuri de la Lido si sa readuca prestigiul hotelului, sa redevina locul elegant si monden ce obisnuia sa fie in perioada interbelica. La parterul hotelului se afla si o brasserie, Lido Brasserie, unde se serveste micul dejun, decorata in acelasi stil elegant. Si daaaa, exista planuri de renovare a renumitei “piscine cu valuri maritime”.

EN: Many of the original elements of the “old Lido” have been kept and brought to life again. If you ask us, the most important ace up the sleeve at Lido is definitely the original elevator, installed at 1930 (of course, it is now reconditioned and the security systems have been changed and updated). The stairs have been kept, the pink marble from the lobby is the original one and also the ceiling from some rooms is the original one, the corridors and the walls from the rooms have lots of art elements, lots of paintings that have been created by Romanian painters especially for Lido Hotel. The rooms have different decorations and chromatic, and the view towards Magheru boulevard is just great. The entire renovation project wants to bring the old vibe back and also the fame of the hotel, the main scope of the project is to make Lido Hotel the elegant and glamorous place it used to be during the interwar period. At the first floor of the hotel there is a nice brasserie, Lido’s Brasserie, where breakfast is served, decorated in the same elegant style. And yuuuup, there are plans to renovate the famous “pool with artificial waves”.
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RO: La sfarsitul lunii martie am petrecut un weekend la hotel Lido, intr-unul dintre apartamentele de la ultimul etaj si chiar am avut senzatia ca ne-am intors in timp. Incepand cu liftul si a lui danteluta de fier forjat, coridoarele somptuoase, peretii plin de tablouri, decoratiuni si oglinzi impunatoare pana la camera in sine si obiectele de decor impecabile. Hotelul era plin, pur si simplu plin de turisti straini si ne-am bucurat ca am primit invitatia celor de la Lido by Phoenicia sa petrecem un sfarsit de saptamana ca turisti in propriul nostru oras πŸ™‚

EN: At the end of March we’ve spent a weekend at Lido Hotel, in one of the apartments from the sixth floor and we really felt like going back in time. Starting with the gorgeous elevator and it wrought iron “lace”, the sumptuous corridors, the walls full ofΒ  paintings, decorations and imposing mirrors and ending with the rooms and all the impeccableΒ decorations. The hotel was full, simply full of foreign tourists and we were extremely happy that we’ve been invited by Lido by Phoenicia to spend a weekend as tourists in our own hometown πŸ™‚
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