Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche Opens

25th Mar 2004

Opening today, Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche is located in
a secluded and spectacularly scenic region of Provence, close to the Cote
d’Azur. The 115-suite property has been built into a hillside just outside
the villages of Tourrettes and Fayence, in the Domaine de Terre Blanche,
with a backdrop of sloping vineyards, olive groves and lavender fields.
The second property in France for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, this
new Resort has been designed as a residential retreat, discreetly melding
with the landscape and offering suites- only accommodations.
“Our first Resort in Europe is the perfect complement to Four Seasons
Hotel George V in Paris,” said Wolf Hengst, president, worldwide hotel
operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “We have a unique opportunity
to make the most of our stunning location and provide our guests with a
wonderful leisure experience in this part of the world.”

At the heart of Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche are two Dave
Thomas-designed championship golf courses, each one catering to players of
all levels in a captivating setting amidst the property’s towering pines.
Guests can perfect their skills or learn new ones at the David Leadbetter
Professional Golf Academy and driving range. Beside the Golf Clubhouse is
a 6,459 square foot (600 square metre) infinity pool, which appears to be
carved out of the landscape. The spacious pool deck also includes a
whirlpool and children’s pool. Dedicated fitness and spa villas offer a
range of activities and services.

Each of the Resort’s 115 suites is located in one- or two-story villas.
French doors open onto an expansive private terrace, providing scenic
views across the countryside to the mountains beyond. The villas are
connected by meandering walkways within gardens elegantly landscaped for
privacy. Terracotta-tiled roofs complement the warm ochre tones of the
villas, and the contemporary design of the interiors incorporates natural
wood and stone textures characteristic of Provence. Rattan chairs, woven
rugs and regional artwork continue the Provencal theme.

General Manager Dimitrios Zarikos has overseen the pre-opening phase of
the Resort, and previously assisted with the opening of Four Seasons
properties in Cairo and Paris. From Normandy, Executive Chef Philippe
Jourdin heads up the kitchen. Faventia, the Resort’s main restaurant,
serves contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with Provencal influences, with
dining both indoors and alfresco. The carefully compiled wine list offers
fine Provencal vintages as well as an international selection. Lighter
fare is served in The Clubhouse and The Lobby, and in the warmer weather,
the Tousco Grill offers outdoor dining.

The versatile meeting and banquet space totals 7,847 square feet (729
square meters), supported by sophisticated communications/audio-visual
technology and 24-hour business services. Meeting rooms lead out to
private lawns or terraces.



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