Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to add properties in Sicily and the Mexican coastal destination of Tamarindo.
The historic San Domenico Palace in Taormina on the eastern coast of Sicily is to reopen as a Four Seasons property following renovation.
The hotel overlooks the Bay of Taormina and the Ionian Sea, and features a beach club, gardens, and several restaurants and bars including the two Michelin-starred Principe Cerami.
The property is made up of a 15 century Dominican monastery, alongside a wing which was added in 1896. It will reopen with 111 rooms and suites, as well as spa facilities with seven treatments rooms, an indoor pool and a Turkish bath.
Meanwhile Four Seasons is also set to open a resort property on Mexico’s Costa Alegre, on a private peninsula in the town of Tamarindo, around 40 minutes from Manzanillo International airport.
Features will include 155 rooms, most with views of the Pacific Ocean, as well as four restaurants and bars, three swimming pools, spa facilities, a water sports centre, tennis courts, a 18-hole golf course and 4,000 square feet of meeting space.
The property will form part of a master plan for El Tamarindo, “featuring multiple beaches with multiple private coves”.
Commenting on the news John Davison, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, said:
“As we grow the Four Seasons portfolio in Mexico, this project in Tamarindo is the ideal opportunity to do so, offering our guests access to the natural wonder of the region, paired with Four Seasons renowned service and quality excellence.
“We are fortunate to work in partnership with [real estate development company] Paralelo 19 who have a deep understanding of the area and share our vision for creating the very best luxury experiences. Against the backdrop of this spectacular destination, we look forward to elevating the luxury resort offering together very soon.”