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TORONTO — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is in expansion mode, announcing six new hotel openings in 2020.
According to John Davison, President and CEO, each new development reflects the character of the destination, and positions the company in an enviable market position.
“As we begin a new decade, we continue to elevate the experience for our guests and enhance our product offering, affirming our passionate dedication to excellence and the industry-leading innovation that has defined our brand for nearly 60 years,” he said.
Scheduled to open this year in the Asia-Pacific region is Four Seasons’ third property in Japan, located in the Otemachi area of Tokyo facing the Tokyo Imperial Palace. The company is also anticipating its long-awaited return to Bangkok with the new Jean-Michel Gathy-designed landmark along the Chao Phraya River, featuring nearly 300 guestrooms and over 350 Private Residences.
In Europe, Four Seasons will debut in Spain for the first time with a new hotel in central Madrid, an assembly of several historic buildings now fully and reimagined with a rooftop restaurant by three Michelin-starred Spanish celebrity chef, Dani García.
Long established as the premier luxury hospitality brand in California with seven existing locations, Four Seasons continues to expand its presence in the northern part of the state with the spring opening of its second hotel in San Francisco, a soaring building in the Embarcadero district. Also scheduled for 2020 is the highly anticipated opening of Four Seasons resort in Napa Valley, including a unique collection of Private Residences and a Four Seasons first on-property winery in partnership with acclaimed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown.
Elsewhere in the United States, a recently announced hotel in New Orleans is expected to open in late 2020 in the city’s historic World Trade Center.
All this comes on the heels of a jam-packed year in 2019 during which Four Seasons celebrated a significant number of new openings around the world, including its first entry into Greece with the rebirth of the Astir Palace Hotel in Athens, as well as its return to Montreal with a property that includes the MARCUS restaurant by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson.
Additional openings last year included a new hotel in the Garden City of Bengaluru, the company’s second in India, a second hotel in Boston, and a third address in Mexico in Los Cabos. The company’s also celebrated its return to Philadelphia with a hotel within the Comcast Center, as well as its first all-inclusive wellness retreat in the fully refurbished Lodge at Koele on the Hawaiian Island of Lanai. It also completed its full suite of historic chalet offerings in the French Alpine community of Megève.
Looking further ahead in the pipeline, Four Seasons has unveiled plans for new hotels in Okinawa, Japan; Nashville and Minneapolis in the United States; Cartagena, Colombia; and a second resort in Cabo del Sol, Mexico. The company also previously announced new Four Seasons projects in Dalian, China; Makkah, Saudi Arabia; Hanoi, Vietnam; and Caye Chapel, Belize.