Four Seasons announced that it
has signed an agreement with Evergreen Pte Ltd. to manage a new hotel in
Beijing, scheduled to open in mid 2006. With this announcement, Four
Seasons establishes itself in China’s three most important markets. Four
Seasons Hotel Shanghai opened in 2002, and Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is
scheduled to open in 2005.
“We look forward to opening the doors of Four Seasons Hotel Beijing as the
city prepares to welcome the 2008 Olympic Games,” said Isadore Sharp,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
“China continues to grow in importance as a business and cultural
destination for travelers from around the world. Four Seasons will now be
there to welcome them in China’s key city centres.”
Located in Beijing’s diplomatic and commercial center, the Hotel’s
location is ideal for business and leisure guests. Four Seasons will be
part of the Sunny Region Development on Xiao Liang Ma Qiao Road in the
Chao Yang District. The new United States Embassy will be across the
street, and the Japanese Embassy just steps away. Within five minutes are
two major exhibition centers and numerous international corporate offices,
while the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Silk Market are all
within fifteen minutes of the hotel. The General Manager will be Stefan
Simkovics, most recently the GM at Four Seasons Hotel Berlin.
Four Seasons Hotel Beijing will offer approximately 300 guest rooms and
suites built around a central atrium. Complete meeting facilities include
two ballrooms and additional function spaces that will be easily accessed
from the adjacent commercial office tower. Three restaurants and a lobby
lounge will offer a variety of local and international dining experiences,
and private rooms will be available for more intimate business and social
events. Both the business traveler and tourist will appreciate the
extensive spa and fitness facilities planned at the Hotel. The spa will
offer a full range of treatments, and guests can exercise using the most
advanced cardiovascular and strength training equipment in the gym, or
workout in the indoor pool.
Four Seasons entered the Asian market in 1990 with its first hotel in
Tokyo. Today, travelers can enjoy the Four Seasons experience in major
business centres across the region, including Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok,
Jakarta, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Taipei. Leisure travelers can choose
from five Four Seasons resorts in Asia, including Chiang Mai, the
Maldives, Bali and Langkawi, scheduled to open in 2005.