Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale has now arrived in South Florida.
The property’s curved silhouette, fresh white materials, and clean contemporary lines have been designed by architect Kobi Karp, and are inspired by the city’s yachting heritage, winding waterways, and lively streets.
“Like a picture-perfect postcard, the newest Four Seasons in our growing global portfolio will create an unmatched luxury lifestyle experience – from design to service, and everything in between,” says Christian Clerc, Four Seasons President – Hotels and Resorts. “We are setting the stage to experience one of America’s most beloved seaside communities in an entirely new way.”
Among the hotel’s varied F&B offering is Evelyn’s Fort Lauderdale – an homage to “the lady of Bonnet House,” Evelyn Fortune Lilly Bartlett – one of Fort Lauderdale’s most notable luminaries. The restaurant sees eastern Mediterranean meet coastal cuisine in an indoor-outdoor atmosphere that is both sophisticated and fun.
Flowing down the first level, Honey Fitz – the name bestowed to the presidential yacht by John F. Kennedy – 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 that renew American classics, along with accompaniments both savoury and sweet, are a prelude to the evening ahead.
Hotel guests can also enjoy drinks and fare poolside, and in-room dining. An additional restaurant concept overlooking Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard is anticipated to debut in Autumn 2022.
The Spa at Four Seasons takes inspiration from Fort Lauderdale’s ubiquitous waterways, with the Spa Dream aqua bed by Lemi offering the opportunity to float on a warm water mattress enveloped in a glow of chromotherapy, while enjoying one of the body treatments from “The Waves” menu.
A complete spa journey, guests can sample industry-leading skincare partners in the experiential boutique before relaxing in soothing lounges with salt-wall saunas, aroma steam rooms and ice fountains. A beautifully-appointed full service salon is also available.
The 24-hour, fully-equipped fitness centre offers motivating ocean views, while outside, sunrise yoga classes and complimentary bicycles to explore the community await.
After a day in the sun, a rest awaits in one of 189 guest rooms and suites. With marine-inspired details throughout, from recessed ceilings and wraparound shelving to brass lamps and polished wood finishes, there’s a mid-century aesthetic that pairs classic pieces with bespoke designs by Tara Bernerd & Partners just for this Hotel.
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 foot (180 square metre) fully furnished terrace with direct ocean views. It’s the best choice for friends travelling together, families on holiday or even couples who just want a bit more space to themselves.