Four Seasons Hotel New York has unveiled newly remodeled suites, junior suites, and corridors have been unveiled, a project overseen by hotelier Ty Warner. "I have taken inspiration from my travels and created a seamlessly designed oasis fit for the most luxury conscious travelers," said Warner. "No attention to detail and no cost were spared in order to provide a rarified experience unmatched in Manhattan."
The new interiors remain true to the celebrated modern-deco style of I.M Pei, the architect behind the building's iconic design. Each of the newly designed 368 studio and suite accommodations boast oversized windows which can actually be opened, a rarity in
New York City.
"There is literally no other property to compare with it and guests should expect a truly exceptional experience the moment they enter the door," said Mehdi Eftekari, the hotel's general manager.
Luxury hospitality company Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts yesterday announced two new buyout programs for groups: Four Seasons Buyout and Four Seasons Exclusive
. With Four Seasons Buyout, a group secures every room and suite, all function space and all pools at a property, with the potential for taking over lounges, spas, and other public areas as well. With Four Seasons Exclusive, a group takes over a property entirely, including all rooms and restaurants, as well as tennis courts, beaches, and golf courses (where applicable).
The Exclusive program allows groups to take over spaces they wouldn't otherwise be able to, such as the hotel lobby, and puts the property's food-and-beverage team at a group's disposal for customizing menus and drinks.
"A Four Seasons Exclusive or Buyout experience creates an environment that allows the host countless opportunities for personal interaction between leadership and their teams," said Charlie Ferbet, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Maritz Travel, in a statement. "This unique interface is consistently proven to be one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences of an incentive trip."
While Four Seasons has always been willing to entertain buyout requests, the company is now making a concerted effort to go after this type of business.
"What I've seen is our really brilliant buyers look at our hotels as potentially a private estate," said Jonathan Sicroff, global senior vice president for Four Seasons, at a breakfast announcing the program. "Who wants to do events in a ballroom? Think outside the ballroom. [Buyers are] turning our pools into dance floors, putting rock concerts in the middle of the lawn, putting automobiles in the lobby. There are all these opportunities. It's a blank canvass."
Four Seasons will unveil a redesigned meetings and events website for comparing buyout opportunities at each property later this year.