In a significant development for Hangzhou’s hospitality landscape, the bustling downtown core is set to welcome a new addition in the form of a Four Seasons hotel.
This upscale establishment is a key component of the highly anticipated Hangzhou Centre mixed-use development project, which is poised to redefine the city’s urban fabric.
A Glimpse into Luxury
In a collaborative effort with esteemed partners, namely Greentown China Holdings Limited, China Resources Land Limited, and Hangzhou Metro Development Company Limited, luxury hospitality titan Four Seasons has set its sights on unveiling its second hotel in Hangzhou, China. This eagerly awaited establishment is slated to open its doors to guests in 2024.
The Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at Hangzhou Centre is poised to offer a unique and luxurious hospitality experience inspired by the timeless elegance of Hangzhou’s natural surroundings. The hotel’s design is a tribute to Hangzhou’s distinctive features, which include islands, historic temples, vast parklands, serene freshwater lakes, and picturesque rolling hills. As a haven of tranquillity, it will serve as a serene contrast to the city’s bustling downtown district.
A Grand Complex
Spanning an impressive 150,000 square metres (1.6 million square feet), the Hangzhou Centre Towers complex comprises two towering structures, each soaring to a height of 130 metres (426 feet). Furthermore, it boasts a sprawling 8,500 square metres (91,493 square feet) of vibrant outdoor green spaces interspersed throughout the property, providing guests with a refreshing and scenic environment to enjoy.
Bart Carnahan, President of Global Business Development, Portfolio Management, and Residential at Four Seasons, enthusiastically shares his thoughts on this monumental project. “With this project, we are establishing another dynamic opportunity for guests and locals alike to experience Four Seasons in Hangzhou,” he states. “While beautifully complementing our existing Hotel at West Lake, we are building our presence both in the city and throughout China. Together with each of our valued partners, we are proud to be part of the Hangzhou Centre project to bring a new luxury hospitality experience to this exciting destination.”
Transforming the Urban Landscape
Kaixu Yan, Executive Deputy General Manager of the Commerce Management Division at Greentown China Holdings Limited, also expresses his excitement about the Hangzhou Centre project. He states, “Hangzhou Centre will redefine the urban landscape, establishing itself as a premier destination for leisure, boasting high-end retail options, speciality dining experiences, luxurious accommodations, and exceptional banquet and conference services. We are delighted to have Four Seasons contribute their global expertise and renowned reputation to this project in order to provide unparalleled luxury hospitality services in the promising Chinese market.”
To encapsulate the essence of the Four Seasons brand and its harmonious integration with Hangzhou’s dynamic character, the hotel’s architecture is under the stewardship of Goettsch Partners and GAD. Interior design is masterfully curated by Avalon Collective, while restaurant and bar design will be entrusted to AB Concept and Kokai Studios. The lush landscapes surrounding the hotel will be brought to life by P LANDSCAPE.
Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at Hangzhou Centre is set to welcome guests with a diverse selection of 214 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites. These accommodations will offer breathtaking views of the river and West Lake, ranging in size from 54 to 300 square metres (581 to 3,229 square feet).
The hotel will tantalize the taste buds of its guests with a range of dining options. These include a signature Chinese restaurant featuring five private dining rooms, a rooftop bar with scenic gardens for indulging in whiskey and expertly crafted beverages, a garden tea pavilion for serene afternoon refreshments, and an all-day dining outlet offering a globally inspired menu. The latter will include an interactive hot pot experience with live stations for seafood, butchery, and snacks.
An Eventful Venue
Boasting a sprawling 2,855 square metres (20,730 square feet) of indoor and outdoor event space, including a 1,290 square metre (13,885 square foot) pillarless ballroom, the hotel is well-equipped to host events of all sizes. Whether it’s concerts, auto shows, or intimate celebrations with loved ones, this venue will set the stage for memorable gatherings, all delivered with the exceptional service, quality, and care for which Four Seasons is renowned.
Recognizing the need for relaxation and rejuvenation amidst the bustling metropolis, Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at Hangzhou Centre will offer more than 1,000 square metres (10,764 square feet) of recreation space. This will include an indoor pool, whirlpool, spa facilities, and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.
Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at Hangzhou Centre will join the ranks of the existing Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake, further solidifying Four Seasons’ presence in the city. Additionally, it adds to the brand’s growing collection of properties throughout China, which includes the forthcoming Four Seasons Hotel Dalian, Four Seasons Hotel Suzhou, and Four Seasons Hotel Xi’an.
As the Hangzhou Centre project takes shape and the Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at Hangzhou Centre prepares to open its doors, the city can look forward to a new era of luxury hospitality, artfully blended with the city’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. With its exquisite design, sumptuous accommodations, and unparalleled dining and event offerings, this establishment is set to become a beacon of luxury in Hangzhou’s vibrant landscape.