Four Seasons Hotel lands in sunny Fort Lauderdale
Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale has arrived on the Atlantic coast of South Florida.
The property’s clean contemporary lines designed by architect Kobi Karp are inspired by Fort Lauderdale’s yachting heritage, winding waterways, and lively streets.
“Like a picture-perfect postcard, the newest Four Seasons in our growing portfolio will create an unmatched luxury lifestyle experience – from design to service, and everything in between. We are setting the stage to experience one of America’s most beloved seaside communities in an entirely new way,” says Christian Clerc, Four Seasons President – Hotels and Resorts.
A Place in the Sun
“The opportunity to soak up the sun poolside, spend a day at the beach or head out onto the water is the reason so many are drawn to South Florida,” said General Manager Mazen Saleh.
“We’re matching the energy and spirit here in Fort Lauderdale with the sophisticated touch of Four Seasons.”
The Ocean Sun Deck is home to two horizon-edge pools and the Hotel’s signature dining experience, Evelyn’s Fort Lauderdale, all fashioned by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. Outdoor spaces come to life with varietals of tropical palms and greenery by Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design that frame the Hotel’s ocean vistas.
Before heading out, guests can select beach fare favourites from Honey Fitz, stop by the toys station, and let the Beach Concierge plan the perfect day, including local water sports.
Restaurant and Bars
An homage to “the lady of Bonnet House,” Evelyn Fortune Lilly Bartlett – one of Fort Lauderdale’s most notable luminaries – Evelyn’s Fort Lauderdale is where eastern Mediterranean meets coastal cuisine in an indoor-outdoor atmosphere. Here, Restaurant Chef Brandon Salomon, a Long Island native most recently from the kitchen at Florie’s by Mauro Colagreco, presents mezzes, coastal seafood selections, wood-smoked meats and fish around the table.
Flowing down the first level, Honey Fitz continues seamlessly from the lobby as an inviting and relaxing space for gourmet coffee creations and colourful handcrafted pastries by Pastry Chef Christina Kaelberer by day. As the sun sets, natural wines, grower champagne and cocktails along with accompaniments both savoury and sweet, are served.
Inspired Spa and Wellness
The Spa at Four Seasons is a sanctuary where holistic remedies meet modern innovations. Taking the inspiration of Fort Lauderdale’s ubiquitous waterways, the Spa Dream aqua bed by Lemi offers the opportunity to float on a warm water mattress while enjoying one of the body treatments from “The Waves” menu, including scrubs, wraps and options that combine body and facial treatments. A 24-hour, fully-equipped fitness centre offers motivating ocean views, while outside, sunrise yoga classes and complimentary bicycles to explore the community await.
A Perfect Night’s Sleep
A rest awaits in one of 189 guest rooms and suites. They have marine-inspired details throughout, from recessed ceilings and wraparound shelving to brass lamps and polished wood finishes. The result is modern and airy, with a fresh take on classic themes.
The hotel’s premier accommodation is the Birch Oceanfront Terrace Suite, named for local legend Hugh Taylor Birch, who gifted miles of Fort Lauderdale beachfront for the enjoyment of all. Boasting more than 1,600 square feet (150 square metres) of space indoors, plus a nearly 2,000 square feet (180 square metre) fully furnished terrace with direct ocean views.