Four Seasons developing property in Jacksonville

i By July 26, 2023 No Comments

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts together with Shahid Khan through Iguana Investments Florida LLC (Iguana Investments), has announced plans for a new Hotel and Private Residences in Jacksonville, Florida.

Anticipated to open in 2026, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville will play an integral role in the development of the Jacksonville Shipyards. The property will be located adjacent to the Sports Complex and proposed Stadium of the Future – a renovated and reimagined EverBank Stadium, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

“Four Seasons is incredibly proud to bring our renowned service and hospitality offering to one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States,” says Bart Carnahan, executive vice-president, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “As Jacksonville continues to enhance its offerings for people to live, work and play, we look forward to working with Mr. Khan to expand our presence in Florida and extend our long-time partnership together, contributing to the city’s bright future and achieving our shared vision of building communities and creating exceptional luxury experiences.”

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville will offer 170 rooms and suites, 26 Private Residences, and four dining and lounge outlets including a signature rooftop restaurant and bar, all-day restaurant, pool bar and grill, and lobby bar.

The hotel will also feature a world-class spa, multiple outdoor pools with cabana service, a well-appointed gym; expansive meeting and event space; and the hospitality company’s Kids For All Seasons Program. Guests, residents, and locals will also have access to a redeveloped marina along the St. Johns River.

The initial conceptual design for the project was created by Pininfarina America. HKS is the lead design architect, partnering with ODA Architecture for interior design and EDSA for landscape design, creating a modern yet timeless atmosphere. HKS has worked on Four Seasons projects in The BahamasHawaiiOrlandoDenver and more.

The property will be the second Four Seasons property for Khan, the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. In September 2016, Khan purchased full ownership of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, regarded as the flagship property for the Toronto-based Four Seasons brand. The property, located in the Toronto’s upscale Yorkville neighborhood, is managed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

“I have immense love and respect for Jacksonville and Four Seasons alike,” Khan says. “So, for me, it’s always been about connecting the two, because they have so much to offer each other.”

“Four Seasons is an iconic brand that will redefine Downtown Jacksonville and provide a luxury destination that we have been unable to offer until now. Jacksonville, in turn, will offer the new Four Seasons Hotel a spectacular setting on the banks of the St. Johns River and provide our entire community a reason to rally around the Shipyards, the Stadium of the Future and the overall future of Downtown Jacksonville. I’ve said all along that Four Seasons will be a game-changer for Jacksonville, and the change begins now.”

In addition to Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville, Phase One of the Jacksonville Shipyards will comprise a six-storey office building, a revamped full-service marina, a reinvigorated Metropolitan Park, a marina services building and a public park.

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville is the latest addition to Four Seasons’ portfolio in the Sunshine State, which currently includes OrlandoPalm BeachSurfsideMiami and Fort Lauderdale as well as an upcoming resort in Naples.