Four Seasons Pudong Now Looking to Open on September 1
Last week, we showed you the view we had over lunch at the Park Hyatt Shanghai towards the Oriental Pearl Tower and Huangpu river. Looking down the other side, we spotted none other than the upcoming Four Seasons Pudong, which we talked about only two weeks ago.
While 55 stories high, the building is dwarfed by the World Financial Center (which houses the Park Hyatt on floors 79-93), as well as various other buildings nearby. At the same time, just across the street you will find remnants of a different Pudong before all the skyscrapers arrived, as you can see in the pictures.
The entrance is still wrapped up (we would guess the picture of the circular driveway is for the residences, but we could be wrong about that), the building looks pretty much finished, so we think the projected late August opening should be feasible. We saw ads for the residences, called Four Seasons Place, all over Shanghai.
Reservations at the hotel are accepted for arrival from September 1st as per the hotel website, moved up from September 17 only a week ago.
Next up in China is the Four Seasons Guangzhou, also to open sometime over the summer. A 334-room Beijing property is in the works (referenced on the website of FS Residences Beijing), and Shenzhen is said to be planned as well.
There are plenty of new Four Seasons hotels to watch elsewhere, from Bangalore (again via its residence website) to the rumoured management of Bilila Lodge (previously Kempinski) in the Serengeti, Tanzania. We'll keep you posted as we learn more about these, and other, Four Seasons Hotels around the world.