More info revealed about second Four Seasons Dubai
The 106-key Four Seasons Hotel Dubai at DIFC details revealed
Just six months after the opening of its first Dubai hotel, Four Seasons has announced they will build a second property, 106-key Four Seasons Hotel Dubai at DIFC, expected to open in 2016.
Hotelier announced the opening a few weeks ago and can now confirm who the appointed GM and design firm will be.
Catering to the business community and travellers, the hotel’s concept is based on the fact that DXB is now the busiest air hub in the world – a 24-hour restaurant, a tea lounge in the lobby with a terrace. There will also be an eighth floor sky bar and a cigar room at mezzanine level for after work cocktails.
The leisure offerings are geared toward helping business customers to relax: a spa which Four Seasons describes as ‘intimate’, fitness centre will offer a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation, and a rooftop garden which will feature an above-ground glassed-in pool surrounded by private cabanas.
Allen Smith, president and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, said: "Our entry into Dubai has been extremely well received by locals and global travellers alike.
“We look forward to building on our reputation with our second hotel, at the epicentre of the financial district."
New York-based Tihany Design, which also designed several of the restaurants at Four Seasons at Jumeirah Beach, is creating the new hotel's modern interiors.
Commenting rather modestly on the design, Adam D. Tihany said: “Four Seasons DIFC is nothing short of a custom tailored suit, elegant and designed to completely adhere to the needs of its guests.” Tihany has most recently designed two high-end cruise ships, debuting in 2016 and 2018.
Carlo Stragiotto has also been announced as general manager of the new hotel. The experienced GM has been with Four Seasons for 22 years, and was most recently hotel manager at Four Seasons Hotel Milano. Speaking three languages, the Italian-born hotelier has worked at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in Paris, Istanbul, Las Vegas and at the Red Sea.
Shahab Lutfi, CEO of Bright Start which also owns Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, said:
"Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has set the benchmark in luxury hospitality over the past 50 years and has proven to be the right partner for our Jumeirah Beach resort, of which we are very proud. We are delighted to further this partnership for the DIFC hotel. The synergies of the two properties, beach and city, under one brand is very compelling."