Reminiscent of the famous Garden Houses of Shanghai favoured by China’s elite business people, high-ranking government officials and other VIPs in the early 20th century, the Villas at Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake are designed in the distinct Jiang Nan style of the region. Characterised by pagoda-like peaked roof pavilions linked by walkways through traditional Chinese water gardens, the Jiang Nan aesthetic encourages a feeling of unity with one’s environment in an elegantly calm atmosphere sought by emperors and travellers for centuries.
The Presidential, Ambassador and Governor Villas each include three stories of private and communal spaces created and beautifully decorated by Bilkey Llinas Design.
Each Villa has nearly 1000 square metres (10,000 square feet) of expansive living spaces and bedrooms surrounded by lush private gardens. Every modern convenience is present, from 47-inch plasma TVs and stereo surround systems to indoor pools, private gyms and saunas. Each Villa also includes a state-of-the-art theatre, equally suited to business presentations and movie nights with the children.
Services unique to the Villas include a private butler, with an option for a live-in staff member if desired; daily breakfast for up to six people in the Villa; one-time complimentary mini-bar; turndown amenities; and internet access.
Bookings are now being accepted for arrivals from 1 May 2011.