Four Seasons Will Open Nine New Properties In 2019
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
The coming year will mark several significant new openings for luxury hotelier Four Season Hotels and Resorts, with the debut of nine new hotels and resorts around the world.
"Four Seasons is well positioned for continued success in 2019 with the steady and strategic growth of our global portfolio," says Christian Clerc, President, Worldwide Hotel Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
"Our portfolio continues to grow at a healthy pace, as we focus on projects of the highest quality, in the destinations where our guests want to be. We remain committed to offering the very highest standards of hospitality as we expand with a diverse collection of properties, including our entry in Greece and Spain, our first resort set within a world class vineyard in Napa Valley, and the opening of our first standalone residences in London."
Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens – This project marks the long-awaited entry of Four Seasons in Greece with the transformation of the famed Astir Palace on the Athenian Riviera. The hotel will offer 303 rooms and bungalows along three private beaches with three pools, a spa and seven restaurants and lounges.
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Bangkok at Chao Phraya River –The return of Four Seasons to Thailand's capital is scheduled to open this year as the fourth property in the company's Four Seasons Thailand collection. The all-new complex spans 9 acres and 200 metres of prime river frontage with open courtyards, water features and works of art. The property will feature 366 Private Residences and 299 rooms and suites.
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Bengaluru at Embassy ONE – Set in the heart of India's technology hub as part of the prestigious new Embassy ONE development, the property will feature 230 rooms, 105 Private Residences and prime commercial retail space. The outdoor pool in the lush landscaped private gardens lends a resort-like ambience and the spa offers modern and holistic wellness solutions. Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru joins its sister property in Mumbai as the second Four Seasons in India.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Los Cabos at Costa Palmas – This oceanfront resort in the Baja Peninsula will soon be home to the third Four Seasons in Mexico. Located on the East Cape on a swimmable stretch of the Sea of Cortez, the resort will include 141 rooms as well as a selection of Private Residences with private yacht slips and a Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course, within the exclusive Costa Palmas development.
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Madrid – A meticulous restoration and conversion of several historic buildings in the heart of the city's famed Canalejas district is entering its final stages, with the 200 room Four Seasons as the company's first location in Spain.
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Montreal – The company's fourth Canadian property in Canada will open in the heart of Montreal's best shopping neighbourhood. Guests can look forward to an all-new 169 room hotel and 18 Private Residences connected to the new Holt Renfrew Ogilvy in the Golden Square Mile neighbourhood, as well as the first Canadian restaurant by famed chef Marcus Samuelsson.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley – Glasses are already being raised in anticipation of the first Four Seasons resort immersed within an estate winery, in partnership with acclaimed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. Its 85 rooms and 20 residences will extend the diverse Four Seasons California Collection as its eighth location in the state.
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center – The company's return to the city will be set in in Philadelphia's tallest building. At 60 storeys and with 219 rooms, the property will showcase advanced technologies from Comcast as well as world-class dining experiences by top chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Greg Vernick.
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An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.