Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts outlines openings, renovations

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Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has opened four properties this year and anticipates opening five more in 2021.

“Exciting new hotel openings, renovations and enhancements are progressing across the portfolio, all with a focus on creating the most exceptional luxury experiences while welcoming guests safely,” says Christian Clerc, president, Global Operations for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

In May 2020, the company introduced Lead With Care, an enhanced global health and safety program for employees, guests and residents that responds to the evolving nature of the pandemic in concert with local health authorities. Given the fluid and unique situation in each local market, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts also created Welcome Back, a centralized place to find the latest information about property reopenings and current facility availability, including any temporary changes to the on-property experience.

Recent openings

  • Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi – The company’s third location in Japan is an all-new hotel overlooking the Imperial Palace and Gardens in the Otemachi district, highlighted by four new food and beverage concepts as well as a spa designed by Jean-Michel Gathy.
  • Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Madrid – The long-anticipated Spanish debut of Four Seasons completes the restoration of a collection of seven historic buildings in the heart of the capital, plus Michelin-starred celebrity chef Dani Garcia’s newest restaurant concept, Dani, featuring a year-round outdoor terrace atop the hotel.
  • Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero – A recent conversion to the brand brings a second address in the city featuring fully reimagined rooms by design firm Marzipan and panoramic views across the city and Bay near the Embarcadero waterfront. Coming soon: a brand-new restaurant featuring local produce and California wines.
  • Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Bangkok at Chao Phraya River – Opening December 18, 2020, Four Seasons returns to Thailand’s capital with an all-new riverside hotel and residences designed by Jean-Michel Gathy. The property features six restaurant and bar concepts and an expansive wellness centre.

Anticipated Openings in 2021

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts anticipates opening five properties in 2021, including the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, shown here. Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.

PHOTOS | Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts plans to open five properties in 2021, including the Four Seasons Resort Tamarind, Mexico (top of post) and Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, (above). Images courtesy of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.

  • Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley – Located in Calistoga, the next addition to the Four Seasons California Collection will include wine country’s first Four Seasons resort with an on-site winery and vineyard, in partnership with Thomas Rivers Brown. Featuring 85 accommodations designed by Erin Martin, two outdoor pools, and a wellness-focused spa concept, Spa Talisa, the property will also introduce TRUSS Restaurant and Bar led by Michelin starred Chef Erik AndersonAnticipated opening in early 2021.
  • Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans – The first Four Seasons in one of America’s culinary capitals has just announced its partnership with award-winning chef Alon Shaya, who is developing a signature restaurant concept for the new 34-storey riverfront hotel in the World Trade Center, which will also include additional food and beverage outlets, a full-service spa, an outdoor pool deck and expansive event spaces. Anticipated opening in Spring 2021.
  • Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, México – Set on more than 800 hectares (2,000 acres) of an eco-reserve on the Pacific coast, this contemporary-style cliffside resort and golf club will be an oasis with abundant recreational opportunities and access to multiple beaches and private coves to discover. Anticipated opening in 2021.
  • San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel – The legendary San Domenico Palace will soon debut as a Four Seasons experience in the seaside Sicilian town of Taormina. Adding to the brand’s collection of European hotels in historic settings, the popular hillside hotel overlooking the Ionian Sea will also be home to two Michelin starred Principe Cerami restaurant. Anticipated opening in 2021.
  • Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Fort Lauderdale – The brand’s collection of hotels, resorts and residences in the Sunshine State continues to grow with the addition of a Kobi Karp-envisioned oceanfront hotel with interiors by Tara Bernerd and Martin Brudnizki, and landscape design by Fernando WongAnticipated opening in late 2021.

Renovations and Enhancements in the Americas

  • Four Seasons Hotel Austin – The urban resort on the shores of Lady Bird Lake has just unveiled a new look for its year-round outdoor pool with the addition of plush daybeds and airy cabanas, capping off a multi-year transformation of the entire hotel.
  • Four Seasons Hotel Chicago – Adorn, a globally-inspired restaurant in partnership with James Beard Award-winning chef Jonathon Sawyer, is just one highlight of the multi-year, top-to-bottom renovation on the Magnificent Mile.
  • Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo – The latest enhancements to the enclave of Peninsula Papagayo on Costa Rica’s North Pacific Coast are the eco-friendly Prieta Bay villas and estate homes bookable through Four Seasons.
  • Four Seasons Hotel Houston – Earlier in 2020 this long-time favourite unveiled new guestroom designs to be completed in early 2021, and most recently in its multi-year renovation program, the transformation of its Grand Ballroom by designers Meyer Davis.
  • Four Seasons Resort Hualalai – A multi-million-dollar enhancement program is touching nearly every aspect of the Hawaii Island resort. Highlights include a complete rooms renovation, a dramatic update of the King’s Pond swimmable aquarium, a new culinary academy and significant expansion of its golf program, led by the new 3,000-square-foot golf hale.
  • Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies – A resort-wide transformation was completed a year ago, while enhancements continue to be made at this Caribbean hideaway, featuring newly designed guest rooms and suites, a new look for the resort’s pools, and new dining programs, along with additional experiences to discover.
  • Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown – Designed by Tara Bernerd, the property’s sophisticated new Empire Suite features 180-degree views from the 24th floor, a media room, full catering kitchen and more.
  • Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico – Debuting the results of a multi-year renovation last summer, this oceanfront oasis on a private peninsula is now showcasing newly-renovated casita-style accommodations, private villas and beach homes, the refreshed Nuna pool, and expanded wellness, fitness and family programming.
  • Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler – The newly renovated Canadian mountain resort completes a property-wide enhancement with the launch of Braidwood Tavern, a craft kitchen and social house conceived in collaboration with chef and restauranteur Richard Sandoval, along with a re-imagined SIDECUT Steakhouse, both designed by Box Interior Design.

Renovations and Enhancements in EuropeMiddle East and Africa

  • Four Seasons Hotel Amman – In the Jordanian capital, Four Seasons has unveiled newly refurbished guest rooms that reflect the city’s intersection between Arabic, Islamic and Western cultures. The hotel’s original designers, Richmond International, incorporate advanced technologies in rooms flooded with natural light.
  • Four Seasons Hotel Doha – In early 2020, this beachfront urban hotel in the heart of the Qatari capital reopened with a whole new look conceived by Pierre-Yves Rochon across guest accommodations, dining outlets, lobby and public spaces.
  • Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire – Earlier this year this Grade II-listed country estate set on 500 acres debuted a completely new look for its expansive selection of event spaces by RPW Design with a nod to the area’s rich history while introducing a modern aesthetic.
  • Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet – The beloved boutique hotel will reopen in 2021 with a fresh new look that honours the building’s storied history and connects even more deeply with the surrounding Old City.
  • Four Seasons Hotel Megève – Multi-Michelin starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic has partnered with the Rothschild family to create a new culinary experience at La Dame de Pic – Le 1920, drawing inspiration from the rich surrounding terroir.
  • Four Seasons Hotel Milano – Guests will soon enjoy newly enhanced spaces by architect Patricia Urquiola, as well as a new restaurant and bar by April next year. Remodelled gardens by Flavio Pollano and renovated rooms and suites are among the other enhancements that will be completed by the end of 2021.
  • Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon – Renovations are continuing as three floors of newly renovated rooms are unveiled this month, along with the addition of an outdoor pool and bar. The property also recently launched Cura, a temple of modern art and Portuguese fine dining inspired by the local bounty of land and sea.
  • Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre – The first stage of an extensive renovation features revamped rooms and suites by Hirsch Bedner Associates, reflecting modern Saudi culture and featuring advanced technologies.

Renovations and Enhancements in Asia Pacific

  • Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay – At this beachfront resort, the new 2,000 square metre (21,500 square foot) Healing Village Spa, 18 months in the making, is a destination for traditional and modern spa offerings, and also plays host to visiting wellness practitioners.
  • Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora – A resort-wide enhancement program is completed with the debut of reimagined beachfront villa estates that feature abundant indoor-outdoor space including large infinity pools and complete privacy. In addition, overwater bungalow accommodations, dining experiences and resort shopping have all been upgraded.
  • Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong – As of spring 2021, guests can enjoy redesigned guest rooms and suites, a new arrival experience in the lobby including a new lobby café, and a cocktail bar that aims to break new ground with innovative programming and inspired cocktails.
  • The Grand Suites of Four Seasons – Adjacent to Four Seasons Hotel Macao is a new 40-storey, all-suites product offering residential services to guests. Featuring one-to-three-bedroom suites as well as duplex suites with a private pool, these exclusive accommodations boast features such as top-end kitchen appliances, full walk-in closets, private fitness rooms and more. In-suite services include an elegant Chinese Tea Ceremony and meals prepared by Michelin starred chefs.