Four Seasons currently has eight hotels under development in China, with the first due to open in Hangzhou in late 2010.
The Four Seasons Hangzhou will be located on the edge of the city’s West Lake, featuring 78 rooms and three suites with views of the lake or a traditional Chinese garden.
There will be eleven private dining “pavillions” offering “fine Cantonese and classical local cuisine”, as well as lobby lounge and all-day dining Asian and Western restaurant. Other facilities will include a spa with nine treatment rooms, and indoor and outdoor pools.
Rival luxury hotel group Jumeirah recently announced a 250-room property in Hangzhou (see online news January 6), and Dutch carrier KLM is to launch direct flights to the city from Amsterdam on May 8 (see online news March 19).
Four Seasons is currently developing seven other Chinese properties, in Guangzhou, Shanghai Pudong, Beijing, Shenzhen, Qingdao, Suzhou and two planned properties in Sanya.
For more information visit fourseasons.com.
Report by Mark Caswell