Four Seasons has announced plans for a new resort property in the southern Italian region of Puglia.
The beachfront hotel will be located close to the historic city of Ostuni, 25 miles from Brindisi International airport and 60 miles from Bari International, with a direct rail service from Rome.
The property will offer 150 “villa-style” sea-facing rooms and suites, and Four Seasons said that it will be “one of the few hotels in the region with direct beach access”.
There will be six restaurants and bars, including an all-day restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a seasonal pool bar and grill, a lobby lounge bar, a signature bar and a beach club, and the resort will also offer “extensive meeting and event spaces” including a ballroom, as well as a destination spa with fitness centre, ten treatment rooms, hammam, sauna, pool and yoga studio.
The property will be owned by global real estate investor and developer Omnam, and will be designed by HKS Architects, which has previously worked with Four Seasons on properties in the Bahamas, Tunis, and Egypt.
The Puglia resort will join existing Four Seasons Italian properties in Florence and Milan, while the historic San Domenico Palace in Taormina on the eastern coast of Sicily is set to reopen as a Four Seasons property following renovation.
Commenting on the news John Davison, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, said:
“As we grow as a brand, our focus is on opening hotels in the world’s best travel destinations, and in markets where we can introduce an elevated luxury experience.
“In Puglia, we are achieving both of these goals, and this is the perfect project to expand our presence in Italy with our partners at Omnam Investment Group, led by David Zisser.
“We look forward to setting the standard for luxury hospitality in this beautiful region, creating opportunities to discover more of this incredible country with Four Seasons.”
In 2019 luxury hotel group Rocco Forte opened Masseria Torre Maizza in Puglia, located around 20 miles west of Ostuni.