The Four Seasons hotel is soon set to return to London with the opening of the new Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane. With its sweeping views of Hyde Park and Westminster the new hotel is a breath of fresh air with its greenery-filled interiors.
Celebrating 50 years of hospitality in 2011, London is an ideal location for the new Four Seasons Hotel and a return to the company’s philosophy. “In many ways, London is where the Four Seasons philosophy was born, and where the idea that guests should feel as welcome as they do in someone’s home originated,” says John Strauss, regional vice president and general manager. “ This Hotel represents all that Four Seasons has learned, all we’ve observed, and all that we anticipate will be important to our guests in the future.”
One unique aspect of the hotels that adds to the overall guest experience is their 10th Floor Lounge. Here guests who arrive early, perhaps from a long flight, have the opportunity to relax, have breakfast, take a shower and plug back into the rest of the world whilst taking in panoramic views of one of the world’s most exciting cities.
The 10th Floor is also home to the hotel’s spa. Sky-lit vitality pools, steam rooms, saunas and treatment rooms are all bathed in natural light. Each room has its own post-treatment relaxation pod, and thanks to a custom-designed curtain system, each room offers both Hyde Park views and complete privacy.
Spa lunches can also be enjoyed here and throughout the evening the space is available for private parties, with its own balcony opening out to the sparkling London skyline. The double-size Sky Suite boasts 180 degree views for couples or friends to enjoy together. Also located on the 10th floor is the Fitness Centre with incredible views of Westminster to motivate guests while they workout.
The new Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane is also destined to be a favourite meeting place for Londoners. A new restaurant, Amaranto, is uniquely designed as a series of rooms that transition seamlessly from lounge to bar to restaurant, allowing guests to choose their own setting. Entered directly through the Hotel or through its own street entrance in Hamilton Place, it features an outdoor terrace on one side leading into a conservatory and dining room, then an impressive wine wall highlighting the club-like bar in the middle, and a light-filled atrium lounge at the other end with direct access to the Hotel lobby. With modern menus inspired by Italian cuisine, Amaranto will be a destination for power breakfasts, chic lunches, English afternoon tea, cocktails and dinner.
When it’s time for bed, Four Seasons has thought of everything. Each of the 192 rooms and suites is furnished in a residential style, but with a decidedly modern twist. “Guests will find that rooms, and the entire Hotel, accommodate today’s technological needs,” says Stauss. “And, it’s a green Hotel, literally and functionally. There will be an abundance of living green plants in the public areas because they improve air quality and connect us with the outdoors. Controls for room lighting and temperature are designed for optimal energy efficiency and guest comfort.”
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