Lisbon has changed… it is different, worldlier and irreverent, but it will (always) continue to conceal mysteries… My story was born here, in Praça da Alegria, in the dancing, in the music that echoes in the walls… The ultimate expression of bohemian Lisbon, I created the Maxime Hotel in the image of cabaret: burlesque and provocative. The show lives in every corner of the hotel and 75 rooms that set it clearly apart from all the other hotels in Lisbon.
The Maxime Restaurant – Bar is our ideal and the stage of unique experiences. Here, we present the most varied shows but the true star of the house is the cuisine.
Welcome to the Maxime Hotel in Lisbon, to the cabaret, to bohemia, to kisses exchanged and to whispered secrets, welcome to the music and dancing. I am Lady Maxime and I am going to tell you Maxime’s story…
THE HISTORY OF MAXIME
Economic, social and cultural prosperity. Widespread consumption and ostentation are on the rise. Entertainment becomes essential to life and Lisbon sees the emergence of the first nightclubs, gambling establishments, dancing clubs and cabarets, among them, Club Maxim’s, one of the icons of Lisbon’s nightlife at that time.
THE ROARING TWENTIES
10 YEARS OF GLORY
On 30 November 1949, Maxime Dancing opens its doors, in Praça da Alegria, inspired by the former Maxim’s.
A luxurious cabaret along Parisian lines with orchestras and choreographic shows.
For years it was the stage of grandiose national and international performances. Singers, actors, dancers, Spanish hostesses made this stage their home.
Maxime Dancing was unique and unrivalled, with its own atmosphere, light effects ahead of its time, “The best cabaret of Lisbon of all times”.
Here, performed the great names of Portuguese singing – António Calvário, Simone de Oliveira, Tony de Matos, Alfredo Marceneiro, fado singer Fernando Farinha and great artists – Raúl Solnado, José Viana and Gina Braga. This site even received Júlio Iglésias in the early days of his career.
BECAME A HOTEL AND REOPENED ITS DOORS
Seven years later, the ultimate expression of bohemian Lisbon of the middle of the last century, Maxime, becomes a Hotel and reopens more passionate than ever for the capital that was always its cradle.Maxime rejuvenates to accompany the city’s lifestyle and promises to be the stage of grandiose experiences for those who wish to live and feel the city through the vibrant and glamorous concept of the cabaret. Maxime Hotel broadens its horizons to accommodate, within its doors, the experience of the whole wide world.