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Four Seasons continues global expansion

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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is kick-starting the New Year with a list of openings planned, including the company’s first stand-alone residential project.

“Our 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, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

The company’s portfolio of Four Seasons Private Residences, as well as its villa and residence rentals program, has grown to include 38 properties in 17 countries, and is set to double in the next five years. Twenty Grosvenor Square, a Four Seasons Residence in London, opening this year, will be the first stand-alone Four Seasons residential property, while approximately 80% of current hotel and resort development projects include a residential component.

Four Seasons opened seven hotels and resorts last year, including a second location in London at Ten Trinity Square.  Additional expansion took place in China, where the company opened its ninth location in the port city of Tianjin.

In Surfside, Florida, the Surf Club came to life as a Four Seasons hotel and residences, while the company’s first hotel in Kuwait is a modern marvel. The first Four Seasons in Tunisia also opened on a beachfront location. In another Four Seasons first, the company expanded its mountain portfolio to Europe in collaboration with the Rothschild family with an all-new hotel in Megève.

In addition to Twenty Grosvenor Square, a Four Seasons Residence, there are several anticipated hotel and resort openings in 2018, with most featuring Private Residences, including a new hotel next to the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. The company will open its second hotel in India along with Private Residences in Bengaluru as well as its second resort in Seychelles on the Desroches Island. Four Seasons will return to Philadelphia with a new hotel. The Group will also debut in Brazil with a new hotel and residences in São Paulo; and in Greece with conversion of the Astir Palace on the Athenian Riviera.