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Wed, 30 Jan 2019

Busy Year Ahead for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Four Seasons has a busy year ahead with an impressive portfolio of new hotels, resorts and residences scheduled to open, including the group's first standalone residences in London, and a very special property in Bangkok that will mark the eagerly anticipated return to the Thai capital for the luxury hotel group.

Now numbering 111 hotels and resorts in 47 countries including recent openings in Desroches Island, Seychelles; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and So Paulo, Brazil Four Seasons is planning to open the following new hotels, resorts and private residences in 2019:

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens 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.

Luxurious accomodation at Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Bangkok at Chao Phraya River. Click to enlarge.

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Bangkok at Chao Phraya River The return of Four Seasons to Thailands capital is scheduled for this year. The property will be the fourth property in the companys Four Seasons Thailand collection. The all-new complex spans 9 acres (3.6 hectares) and 656 feet (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, a variety of ballrooms and outdoor spaces, three restaurants and a Latin American inspired social club.

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Bengaluru at Embassy ONE Set in the heart of Indias 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. 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 Just a short flight from California, 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 stunning, 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 restoration and conversion of several historic buildings in the heart of the citys famed Canalejas district is entering its final stages, with the 200-room Four Seasons as the companys first location in Spain. The property will also incorporate 22 beautifully appointed Private Residences.

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Montreal The companys fourth property in Canada will open in the heart of Montreals best shopping neighbourhood, within a development that will mark the citys very best lifestyle offerings. 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 Four Seasons first resort immersed within an estate winery, in partnership with acclaimed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, that will be part of the all-new resort set among the mountains and vineyards of one of the worlds top wine-producing regions. Its 85 rooms and 20 residences will extend the diverse Four Seasons California Collection as its eighth location in the state.

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston Four Seasons will open its second property in Bostons prestigious Back Bay neighbourhood, steps from the citys best cultural, sporting, and entertainment outlets. This sleek, 61-storey skyscraper will be home to 215 hotel rooms and 160 Private Residences and will also include a Zuma restaurant, the renowned Japanese Izakaya with outposts in London, Miami, New York and Las Vegas.

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center The companys return to the city will showcase the future of hospitality in Philadelphias 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, and florals by celebrated creative director Jeff Leatham.

Four Seasons is well positioned for continued success in 2019 with the steady and strategic growth of our global portfolio, said 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... Eight of the nine new anticipated openings this year include a residential component, affirming the growing importance of branded residences to Four Seasons growth strategy as well as luxury consumers who want to live with our brand and make Four Seasons their home. 

Additional future projects include hotels, resorts and residences in Dalian, China; Makkah, Saudi Arabia; Hanoi, Vietnam; and Caye Chapel, Belize.

More Ways to Experience Four Seasons

Just in time for winter 2019, Les Chalets du Mont dArbois, Megve, A Four Seasons Hotel will debut alongside its sister property, Four Seasons Hotel Megve, which opened in December 2017. Guests in Megve will be able to enjoy exceptional dining experiences, with two Michelin-starred outlets including Le 1920 at Four Seasons Hotel Megve, and Prima at Les Chalets du Mont dArbois, Megve, A Four Seasons Hotel, which received its first Michelin star earlier this year.

For those looking to make their time with Four Seasons more permanent, the company will debut its first ever standalone residential project in Londons elegant Mayfair neighbourhood with Twenty Grosvenor Square, A Four Seasons Residence. Following a meticulous restoration, the project will open with 37 Private Residences as well as the very best onsite facilities and amenities, including a private wine cellar, a spa with an 82 foot (25 metre) swimming pool, a treatment suite with steam room and sauna, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, games room, a cinema, business suite, a garden room and private landscaped gardens.

Residences

Four Seasons continues to expand its portfolio of Four Seasons Private Residences and currently manages 41 residential properties in 19 countries. Four Seasons residential portfolio contains more than 3,800 residential units globally with a pipeline of more than USD 10 billion in real estate sales value.

In the next five years, Four Seasons residential portfolio is expected to double, with more than 80% of all development projects including a residential component. The companys global portfolio is on track to exceed 7,000 homes.

Following the opening of Four Seasons standalone Private Residences at Twenty Grosvenor Square this year, the brand will expand this exclusive collection with standalone Private Residences in Marrakech, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

See also: How's Business at the Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur? Exclusive Interview with Vinod Narayan.

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