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This Four Seasons Is Bringing the Concierge Desk to the Beach

Where: HI, United States
July 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

There’s plenty of good uses for the concierge, but what we’re looking for is something above and beyond. That’s where Four Seasons comes in, as they’re taking the title of concierge and taking it to the next level of fancy.

At Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka‘upulehu on the Big Island of Hawaii the hotel has introduced something they’re calling Oceanfront Concierge Service—um, yes please. Basically the concierge team will be roaming about the beaches and pools in hopes of helping you plan this, that, or the other thing. Between 8am and 5pm you'll get assistance with the typical like dining reservations, but they’re also up for creating customized adventures and all kinds of ocean activities.

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5 New Hotels for Boston

June 24, 2015 at 9:27 AM | by | Comments (0)

Every month, we tell you which hotel openings you need to know about (and which, inevitably, miss their deadlines). While we have a healthy list of arrivals around the world, there are a few places that are either consistently popular or having a bit of a hotel moment, so “new hotels for…” gives you a rundown of the openings you will want to know about for a particular destination.

Hey Boston! We probably don’t need to tell you this, but you have a major construction boom going on. Offices, (expensive) condominiums – the number of high-rises either in progress or being planned are set to change the city’s skyline dramatically. Among all those developments are a number of hotels; here are five of them that are headed your way.

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Philadelphia Says Goodbye to Four Seasons and Hello to Curio

Where: Philadelphia, PA
June 16, 2015 at 8:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

This month marks the end of the road for the Four Seasons Philadelphia, as the brand is shutting its doors in the city and it won’t return until early in 2018. Fear not if you’re a fan of the building, as we can only imagine that workers are already busy at upgrading and improving things as part of its rebirth into a new property.

Things will be closed until the fall, and that’s when the property will reopen as a Hilton. Not just any Hilton either, as The Logan—as it will be known—will be part of the chain’s latest brand known as the Curio Collection.

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Four Seasons London at Trinity Square Has Its Glass Core

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  Site Where: 10 Trinity Square, London, United Kingdom
June 15, 2015 at 8:25 AM | by | Comment (1)

When we took some photos of the former Port of London Authority last summer, the future Four Seasons London at Trinity Square was mostly covered in scaffolding, but even back then we commented on some of the beautiful architectural details of the 1920s Grade-II listed building.

Two cranes stood within its triangular core, damaged during WWII-bombings, but gone they are now, along with the scaffolding: you can clearly see the contemporary glass floors jut out just above the classic façade. That tells us things are progressing well towards a late 2016 opening of the third Four Seasons hotel in London – below a few more shots.

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24k Gold iPhone or Not, The Four Seasons Hotel App is Ready for Download

June 9, 2015 at 11:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

We may not have an $8,000 24k Yellow Gold iPhone but we do have a gold iPhone 6 Plus and we're ready to fill it up with the newest hotel app on the market--The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts App.

Released today for Apple App store as well as Google Play and Amazon, the app allows guests to personalize each part of their Four Seasons stay whether it be ordering room service, hiring a car, request toiletries from housekeeping, make spa and dining appointments and get recommendations on what to see and do in the hotel's area.

But more importantly, the app can be used to check-in and check-out. (And of course, you can make and manage reservations as well.)

Here's a helpful video to show you exactly how the app works:

The app is free to download and is now in service at every Four Seasons in the world.

[Photo: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts]

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Trouble in Paradise As There's Nowhere to Stay in Lanai This Summer [UPDATED]

May 20, 2015 at 8:25 AM | by | Comment (1)

UPDATE: A rep for the Four Seasons Resorts on Lanai has told us that while the hotels are closed for renovations, the island itself is still open for exploration. Guests can visit the shops, restaurants, a newly renovated movie theater as well as play on the Manele Golf Course. A Summer Golf Special will be offered starting on June 1, which includes 18-ocean-view holes, club rental, prix fixe lunch at VIEWS restaurant and transportation to and from the harbor for only $325. But the rooms are not available for overnight stays.

When we last left you on Lanai, the plan was for some serious renovation and refurbishment to take place at the island’s two main hotels— Four Seasons' two properties, the Lodge at Koele and Manele Bay. Well the time has come, so you'd better hit up Airbnb if you’re looking for accommodation on the Pineapple Isle. Because it's only going to get worse from here.

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How Will the Four Seasons in Dubai Stack Up Against Each Other?

May 18, 2015 at 10:33 AM | by | Comments (0)

FS at DIFC. But will it have a spherical vodka bar?

How many luxury hotels can Dubai hold? An infinite number, obviously. And how many Four Seasons? Possibly the same answer.

As we told you last week, Four Seasons has announced the 2016 opening of its second hotel in the city – a mere five months after opening the first. So how do they stack up?

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6 New Hotels for Bangkok

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  Site Where: Bangkok, Thailand
May 18, 2015 at 9:05 AM | by | Comments (0)

Every month, we tell you which hotel openings you need to know about (and which, inevitably, miss their deadlines). While we have a healthy list of arrivals around the world, there are a few places that are either consistently popular or having a bit of a hotel moment, so “new hotels for…” gives you a rundown of the openings you will want to know about for a particular destination.

And where better to start than Bangkok? Our archives are full of stories from the Thai capital, well worth visiting in its own right and for its fantastic choice of hotels – which are often great value. The next five years will see some big names throw their hat in the ring in the city’s very competitive hotel game. Here are six new hotels you should watch out for:

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HNB: A New Kimpton in SF, Ritz Picks Up Budapest, More Seasons in Dubai and Some Sneakers

May 7, 2015 at 7:24 PM | by | Comments (0)

So much hotel news, so little time – here are a few snippets to keep you up to date with the latest news from around the world!

HOTEL TOMO TO TURN INTO HOTEL BUCHANAN, A KIMPTON HOTEL: Back in September, we told you how the Japanimation-themed Hotel Tomo in San Francisco would turn into a Kimpton Hotel but we had no idea the place would get a full-on rebranding. It will now open in June as the Hotel Buchanan, and it looks completely different. Gone is all the kitschy decor, replaced with more masculine yet stylish furniture and amenities.The only nod to the hotel's former history is a light-weight, Shibori-print Kimono, which will be placed in the guestrooms instead of the usual Kimpton animal print robes. No exact opening date is set but we'll be sure to let you know when we have it.

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Which Hotel Group Will Pick Up Amsterdam's Former Palace of Justice?

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  Site Where: Prinsengracht 432-436, Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 29, 2015 at 9:25 AM | by | Comment (1)

The hotel news and gossip out of Amsterdam just keeps coming in: perhaps sensing we were somewhat disappointed with Hotel Pulitzer picking Preferred’s LVX Collection after leaving the Starwood fold, a kind tipster dropped us a link to a possible hotel project further down the city’s Prinsengracht canal in the former Palace of Justice.

Dating back to 1664 and 1864, the 15,000 sq m (161,000 sq ft) building was put up for sale earlier this year by the Rijksvastgoedbedrijf (the Dutch government’s real estate agency of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations), complete with glossy interactive pdf that shows how the vast building could be put to different uses – including conversion into a luxury hotel, reportedly one of the last ones the city will allow within its historic core.

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What's Onboard The Four Seasons Private Jet?

April 28, 2015 at 5:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Four Seasons blew the lid off the luxury hotel game when they announced their very own private 757 jet in February 2014, followed up by an impressive list of journeys that would include a ride in the private jet and a stay at a Four Season hotel, or several Four Seasons hotels.

Since most of us don't have $100,000 to blow on a Four Seasons jet joyride, we'll have to settle for some photos.

Feast your eyes on the interiors of the Four Seasons Jet, which includes Dom Perignon bubbly at your lie-flat seat (there are 52 of them), Bose headphones, Bulgari amenity kits, Mongolian cashmere blankets, and iPads for your in-flight entertainment. There's a staff of 10 to accommodate you including an executive chef and a sous chef so you may actually enjoy your airplane meal. Imagine that?

[Photos: Four Seasons Hotels]

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Hotel News Brief: Big Luxury Changes, a Return to Independence and New Vībs

April 27, 2015 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

So much hotel news, so little time – here are a few snippets to keep you up to date with the latest news from around the world, from shiny new things in Paris to reservations in Milan and new global partnerships.

· Ritz-Carlton Chicago to Become a Proper Ritz-Carlton: There has been a lot of changes to the Four Seasons portfolio lately and here comes another one--The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, which despite its name, has been a Four Seasons property for quite some time--will drop all association with Four Seasons and become a real deal Ritz-Carlton on August 1. A FlyerTalk member posted this message on the board:

"On July 31, 2015, Four Seasons will be concluding its management of The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel). Effective August 1, 2015, the Hotel will become a full participant in the Ritz-Carlton system. This means that the Hotel will no longer be a Ritz-Carlton in name only, but it will be a part of the Ritz-Carlton family of hotels."

Now the hotel will no longer have to correct guests when they get excited about staying at a Ritz-Carlton. Fortunately, those lake views won't change.

· The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Has At Last Declared Independence: After experiencing a rebirth under Jason Pomeranc's Thompson Hotels before becoming a Commune Hotel, the Hollywood Roosevelt is striking out on its own again. The nearly 90-year-old hotel announced that "owners have once again taken over the management reigns, while maintaining a consulting agreement with Commune Hotels & Resorts." There were whispers two years ago that the Roosevelt wanted to go its own way so this looks like a nice a little compromise. The hotel won't be completely independent though as it is now a part of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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