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Four Seasons continues global expansion

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.

Four Seasons hotel Kuwait At Burj Alshaya opens for business

His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah was the guest of honour on at the grand official opening ceremony of Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya in Kuwait.

The official ceremony also included Four Seasons executives Isadore Sharp, Founder and Chairman, and J Allen Smith, President and CEO along with Mohammed Alshaya, Executive Chairman of the Alshaya Group of companies.

J Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts said: “The significance of the opening of Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya goes beyond our commitment to expanding our presence in the Middle East region. This property offers its personalised service, attention to detail and warm care to guests.”

The property offers 217 rooms, 67 suites as well as five restaurants that combine culinary influences from international trends with local tastes and traditions.

Tunisia to get a new Four Seasons property

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts along with Mabrouk Group, Tunisia’s preeminent investment group, will introduce a new luxury experience with the opening of Four Seasons Hotel Tunis in late 2017.

The new property Four Seasons Hotel Tunis on completion will showcase 200 rooms. Four Seasons Hotel Tunis will offer the largest accommodations, many with outdoor terraces overlooking the Mediterranean. The hotel will also feature an expansive Roman-inspired Spa, as well as a series of pools, gardens, and fountains.

The food and beverage highlight will be the coastal beach bistro and lounge, a Monaco-inspired brasserie, and an internationally-inspired market venue. The marina also offers private charters to explore the Mediterranean as well as bars and restaurants along the coast with North African flair.

“We are excited to extend our presence in North Africa, and particularly along this stretch of the Mediterranean coast, as we create more opportunities,” said J Allen Smith, president and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

Four Seasons Hotel Tunis will be the first Four Seasons in Tunisia and seventh in North Africa.  Four Seasons currently manages two properties in Morocco and four in Egypt.