Four Seasons 2017 New Openings24.02.17 | Sam Cooper
Four Seasons have a number of new and exciting developments planned for 2017, we give you a quick round up of our top picks…
Expanding the Four Seasons presence in the Caribbean, their new resort is located on the small, exclusive island of Anguilla – casual yet chic, with no casinos and no cruise ships. About the size of Manhattan, Anguilla is intimate enough to give everyone the feeling that it’s their own private island. This contemporary resort offers 166 guest rooms, suites and villas, including more than 80% with sea views. Most accommodations are two- to five-bedroom villas, providing perfect options for multi-generational travel. Four restaurants and lounges overlook the beachfront. Amenities include a seaside spa, a sports pavilion, three heated outdoor pools and nearly a kilometre (over half a mile) of white sand. Events unfold in 1,220 square metres (13,127 square feet) of flexible indoor and outdoor space, with the largest venue at 424 square metres (4,560 square feet).
MALDIVES PRIVATE ISLAND
To complement Four Season’s resorts in the Maldives, Four Seasons has created the world’s only branded, completely private tropical island escape. For up to 22 people, it’s an exclusive-use Maldives UNESCO hideaway – off limits to everyone else, limitless to you. This two-hectare (five-acre) playground features seven bedrooms and a double-storey beach house for living and dining. Prepared by a Four Seasons private chef, cuisine is always custom designed – with options ranging from casual poolside breakfasts to beach parties and theme nights. Resortstyle amenities include a PADI 5-Star Dive Centre, white-powder beach, a vibrant reef, extreme water sports, pools and a private spa. Guests also have their own 19-metre (62-foot) luxury yacht, ready to explore the Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve. It’s the ultimate exclusive escape for extended families, groups of friends celebrating a special occasion, or high-level corporate retreats.
Providing a totally new experience, the small, private island of La-na‘i offers an innovative new vision of a Hawaiian resort – a sophisticated sanctuary for guests who appreciate only the very best. The 213 accommodations, including 45 suites, all feature a furnished lanai or balcony with views of the ocean or lush, botanical gardens. Eight dining options include the cliffside NOBU LANA‘I and ONE FORTY for American steak and Hawaiian seafood. Resort amenities include the spa, pools, and a beach on a protected marine sanctuary and a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course with ocean views from every hole. Activities highlight the island’s contrasting landscapes, both upcountry and on the water. Extensive indoor and outdoor function spaces are focused around the 702-square-metre (7,552-square-foot) Hulopo‘e Ballroom, with retractable glass walls and an outdoor terrace for ocean views.
NEW YORK DOWNTOWN
At the crossroads of Tribeca and the Financial District, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown adds its classic architectural profile to the world’s most famous skyline. Claim your spot at CUT by Wolfgang Puck, the celebrity restaurateur’s first restaurant and bar in Manhattan. Escape to the peaceful spa or dip into Downtown’s newest pool. Plan your party, event or meeting in rooms with two-storey windows and filled with natural light. Discover a New York luxury hotel with Downtown’s creativity and confidence, surrounded by the non-stop, dynamic scenes of the new New York.
Four Season’s fifth resort in Hawai‘i is located on the lively island of O‘ahu – just 35 minutes from Honolulu, yet in a world apart on the sunny western coast. Chic and light-filled, the 371 accommodations, including 55 suites, offer vast ocean views. Five dining options range from Italian and pan-Asian to the beachside Fish House. Amenities include golf, tennis, spa, and choices for swimming in lively pools and lagoons. Indoor event space of 7,242 square metres (77,958 square feet) includes two ballrooms and five function rooms – featuring the 1,390-square-metre (14,960-square-foot) Ko Olina Ballroom. Adjacent to the resort, the Lanikuhonua estate encompasses four hectares (ten acres) of oceanfront grounds for events with up to 1,500 people
On nearly 1,000 feet of pristine beach and palm-lined Atlantic oceanfront in Surfside, Florida, the glamorous Surf Club, storied private oasis for members from Sinatra to Churchill, is transported into a bright new age. The respectfully preserved, 1930s clubhouse by famed South Florida architect Russell Pancoast becomes the centerpiece for a masterwork of openness and light by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier. With just 77 guest rooms and an expansive oceanfront spa, Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club embraces sun, sand, sea and sky in a setting both contemporary and timeless. It’s the latest in their growing portfolio of hotels with historic significance – and a thrilling new way to experience Florida with Four Seasons flair.
In a vibrant urban sanctuary right on the water, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island offers expansive views of the city skyline and the Arabian Gulf. Urban chic balances with understated luxury in the 200 accommodations, including 38 suites. Six stylish restaurants and lounges feature abundant sunshine and outdoor terraces. Relaxation awaits at the radiant Dahlia Spa and at the dramatic outdoor pool. With 1,918 square metres (20,645 square feet) of bright, airy function spaces – opening right onto the water – the hotel includes two ballrooms and five smaller function rooms. The premier Al Maryah Ballroom measures 495 square metres (5,326 square feet).
Four Seasons are expanding in the Seychelles by taking over the only resort on the remote, unspoiled Desroches Island. This celebrated hideaway is now undergoing a complete transformation. Just five degrees south of the equator, the island boasts 14 kilometres (8.7 miles) of pristine white-sand beaches, lush coconut groves and crystal-clear waters. Among our most intimate properties, the resort features just 51 accommodations, including 40 beach suites and 11 private residence villas. Two restaurants and a lounge bar provide an array of dining options in casual, beachfront settings. An expanded six-suite spa highlights locally inspired treatments and wellness classes. Inland forests provide picturesque paths for cycling and hiking, while the glass-like waters and vibrant coral reefs make for world-class diving, fishing, and water sports. The resort also includes a Marine Conservation Discovery Centre and Giant Tortoise Sanctuary.
HOI ANN, VIETNAM
Long regarded as Vietnam’s premier beach resort, The Nam Hai is a new addition to the Four Seasons family. On Vietnam’s most picturesque stretch of beach, days are enchanted in a tropical garden hideaway, with reflecting ponds and three swimming pools that cascade to the sand. A spa that floats on a lotus pond invites further relaxation, and 100 newly refreshed villas – 40 with private pools – are cool and contemporary, each centred around a platform sleeping pavilion. Intimate function spaces invite elegant events. Four Seasons offers unique, illuminating insights into central Vietnam’s culture. The resort is 15 minutes from Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Town featuring a monthly Full Moon Festival and delightful shopping. The archaeological wonders of Hue and My Son make for easy day trips, as do the gorgeous Cham Islands just an hour offshore.
Discover the style and vibe of today’s Japan with an 800-year-old ikeniwa (pond garden) at its heart – intimate, contemporary Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, in the scenic district of temples. Within light-filled, spacious guest rooms and select Private Hotel Residences, experience personalized, insider access to Kyoto’s four-season delights. Gaze out the double-height windows to our tranquil garden. Sip local craft beers on our waterside terrace. Cross the glass bridge for matcha in our Tea House. Let us help you unlock the secrets of Kyoto.
Four Season’s are complementing their legendary Park Lane hotel with a new property in the City of London. In a landmark of power and prestige – the 1922 headquarters of the Port of London Authority – Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square provides a central location, near the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the River Thames. This intimate hotel features just 100 accommodations, including 11 spacious suites. A new culinary destination, Four Seasons features the first UK restaurant by Chef Anne-Sophie Pic – the only current French female chef to be awarded three Michelin stars – as well as a sleekly designed Asian restaurant and The Rotunda lobby lounge. For relaxation, there’s the city’s most lavish spa sanctuary. With approximately 730 square metres (7,857 square feet) of function space, Four Seasons includes two ballrooms and three meeting rooms – with the historic UN Ballroom measuring 225 square metres (2,422 square feet).