A Four Seasons property in Puglia is in the development pipeline.
The international luxury hospitality company and Omnam Group, a global real estate firm, announced plans for the brand-new resort in southern Italy on February 25, 2021.
“As we grow as a brand, our focus is on opening hotels in the world’s best travel destinations, and in markets where we can introduce an elevated luxury experience. In Puglia, we are achieving both of these goals, and this is the perfect project to expand our presence in Italy with our partners at Omnam Investment Group, led by David Zisser,” said John Davison, president and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “We look forward to setting the standard for luxury hospitality in this beautiful region, creating opportunities to discover more of this incredible country with Four Seasons.”
HKS Architects, which has worked with Four Seasons on projects in the Bahamas, Tunis and Egypt, is designing the villa-style accommodation units, all of which will face the sea. ODA Architecture will lead the interior design.
The resort will offer:
- Six restaurants and bar offerings, including an all-day restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a seasonal pool bar and grill, a lobby lounge bar, a signature bar and a beach club.
- Extensive meeting and event spaces including a ballroom and smaller meeting rooms in a designated building, as well as additional outdoor event spaces.
- A state-of-the-art spa with a fitness centre, 10 treatment rooms, hammam, sauna, pool and yoga studio.
In addition, the property will be one of the few resorts in the area with direct beach access.
Puglia makes up the heel of Italy’s “boot” and is home to ancient towns such as Ostuni (the country’s “White City”), Monopoli and Alberobello. The resort will be located 40 kilometres from Brindisi International Airport and 95 kilometres from Bari International Airport. It will also be accessible via direct train from Rome.
“We acquired this amazing plot of land in Puglia at the end of 2020 together with our trusted partners led by Adam Hudaly from IAC Investments. We are always looking for opportunities to create something unique and unexpected with each new project, and we are very excited to do exactly that with the iconic Four Seasons brand,” said David Zisser, founder and CEO, Omnam Group. “As more travellers discover Puglia, we look forward to delivering the best luxury lifestyle offering in the region, not only through exceptional design and amenities, but through renowned Four Seasons service.”
The Four Seasons property in Puglia will join Four Seasons growing collection of properties in Italy, including Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Four Seasons Hotel Milano, and the San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel, which will open in mid-2021.