Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is in the midst of an ambitious global development plan that will include the opening of several new properties, after unveiling seven hotels and resorts last year.
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The company has more than 100 hotels and resorts, scattered among some 40 countries throughout the world. One of the new properties, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, will be located next to in 65-story Pretonas Towers. It will provide 209 guest rooms; a five-floor, 300,000-square-foot luxury retail area; and 12,199 sq. ft. of meeting space, including an 8,352-square-foot ballroom.
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center
High atop the city’s tallest building—the 60-story Comcast Technology Center—Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center will offer 217 guest rooms, a penthouse restaurant, three meeting rooms and two ballrooms. By collaborating with Comcast, the hotel will be able to offer advanced technology throughout the property.
Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru
This summer, the company also will be opening its second hotel in India, Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy One, located in northern Bengaluru, an area that is experiencing exceptional growth. The 230-room hotel, a short drive from Kempegowda International Airport (BLR), will have 230 guest rooms and three large dining areas that collectively can accommodate 600 people.
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island, the company’s second resort on the island (near Madagascar), will feature 71 guest rooms, four dining options and 9 miles of beach to explore.
The 254-room Four Seasons Hotel Sao Paulo at Nacoes Unidas, Four Seasons’ first property in Brazil, is set to open in the fall. It will feature lush green spaces that overlook the Pinheiros River, seven meeting rooms and a grand ballroom.
Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens
Four Seasons and Astir Palace Vouliagmeni S.A., the Greek hospitality market leader, are renovating an existing property to create Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens, slated to debut in the spring. It will include 303 guest rooms, suites and bungalows with views of the Aegean Sea.
The company opened seven hotels and resorts last year: Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square; Four Seasons Hotel Tianjin in China; Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club in Surfside, Florida; Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya; Four Seasons Hotel Tunis in Gammarth, Tunisia; The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas in Nassau; and Four Seasons Hotel Megeve in France.
Also in 2012, Four Seasons also announced plans to build Four Seasons Resort Jeju Island at Jeju Shinhwa World in South Korea, Four Seasons Hotel Dahlian in China, Four Seasons Hotel Makkah in Saudi Arabia and Four Seasons Hotel Hanoi at Hoan Kiem Lake in Vietnam.
Many of the new properties also feature residences. Since entering the luxury real estate business in 1985, the company has increased its Private Residences portfolio to include 38 properties in 17 countries, and the number of properties is expected to double in the next five years.
“Our company’s singular focus is on luxury lifestyle, encompassing Four Seasons hotels and resorts, and increasingly, Four Seasons Private Residences,” says J. Allen Smith, president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “For decades, Four Seasons has been synonymous with the highest standards of quality and service for luxury travelers, many of whom have now chosen to ultimately live at Four Seasons. We are now committing even greater resources to this priority.”
To support this growth, a new position, president of residential, has been created at Four Seasons. Paul White will serve in the role, which will report to Michael A. Crawford, president of portfolio management and owner relations.