The "Hotel Americano", owned by the "Candeira & Vieitez" firm, in the first decade of the 20th century, occupies the entire building nº73. It was also owned by "Brasserie Principe" - cafe, restaurant and billiards, with stores in this building.

It is Cecílio Fernandez who, at the end of 1931, acquires, remodels and updates the "Hotel Americano", thus earning the 2nd class classification.

When it reopens in 1931, the REPORTER X newspaper publishes an article where it talks about the existence of hotels on the market, with facilities without amenities and at exorbitant prices, but that this problem was now overcome with the opening of the Hotel Americano, on Rua Primeiro de Dezembro.

He made a point of referring in this article the maximum comfort, the true luxury of the facilities and the excellent service provided to its guests, where nothing was lacking.

Currently, the INN ROSSIO Hotel is one of the most chosen options in Lisbon by guests, thanks also to its excellent location in the center of the capital of Portugal.

Photographs: Municipal Archive of Lisbon, Art Library - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Hemeroteca Municipal de Lisboa.