Four Seasons has signed an agreement with Evergreen Pte Ltd. to manage a new hotel in Beijing, scheduled to open in mid 2006.
“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.”Ê
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.