With a total of 126 rooms alluding to the theme of Portuguese railway heritage, the project is part of the rehabilitation of a part of the train station, inaugurated in 1865, which allowed for the transformation of around 10,000 square meters (m2) of construction distributed across the east wing and floors of the station's central body.

“Right in front of the new Cruise Terminal and on Avenida Infante D. Henrique, The Editory Riverside Santa Apolónia Hotel is betting on a return to the history of the Portuguese railway and its immense legacy of regional connection”, highlight the promoters in a statement.

The architectural project is signed by Saraiva + Associados and comprises three floors with 11 different types of rooms, classically decorated and described as “cosy, spacious, sober, with ‘vintage’ details and many thematic details inspired by old trains”.

The hotel has a restaurant with a capacity of 122 seats and 500 square metres, divided between the living area and the restaurant with an open kitchen, “reminiscent of a ticket office, with windows to the station itself”, with the dishes of the chef André Silva “inspired by products that faithfully represent the various regional connection lines that converge at Santa Apolónia Station”.