London’s who’s who turned out in their best to celebrate the launch of Twenty Grosvenor Square, the first standalone Private Residences from the Four Seasons.
One of the reasons that many of us continue to return to various Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts around the world is their level of service, amenities and atmosphere that these hotels offer. Because of this, we all have that slight feeling of dread that comes over us when it’s check out time and we have to go back home.
It seems that the management over at the Four Seasons must have picked up on this and decided to do something about it! Well, for a very lucky few, staying quite a little longer at one of their establishments is now possible.
Hosted by Andrew Dunn and Alex Michelin, founders of Finchatton, a recent glitzy event in London saw the launch of Twenty Grosvenor Square – the world’s first Four Seasons Private residence.
Twenty Grosvenor Square will only have a total of thirty-seven residences consisting of three- to five-bedrooms with interiors done by Finchatton.
Commenting on this exciting new project, J. Allen Smith, the President and CEO of the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, said: “Twenty Grosvenor Square delivers completely on our commitment to customised services and ultimate personalisation for residents. The incomparable Four Seasons staff will attend to your every need.”
Four Seasons services and amenities are inclusive of an on-site Director of Residences and a team of highly trained Four Seasons personnel, 24-hour concierge with on-site security monitoring, valet parking, garden library, cinema, swimming pool with fitness centre and spa, housekeeping of common areas, building management/maintenance and more.
Upon arrival to the launch, guests were greeted with bespoke cocktails including rose and pomegranate fizz, elderflower and apple Collins or a glass of Ruinart Champagne. Once inside, guests could feast on a seemingly endless array of canapés or they could indulge in the food stations where the staff created mouth-wateringly delicious black truffle mac and cheese as well as ceviche stone bass with alphonso mango and passion fruit in the spot.
Dame Julia Peyton-Jones DBE, Director of the Serpentine Galleries until 2016 and now Senior Global Director of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac made a speech during the evening where she commented; “The saying goes that an Englishman’s home is his castle, and nothing could be more true here. Once you step through the front door of Twenty Grosvenor Square, you’re in a different world. On entering, you experience the pinnacle of luxury, with exceptional views onto Grosvenor Square. Excellence is at the heart of Finchatton’s work, which is why their name is synonymous with only the very, very, best.”
She continued: “This building is the stuff of legends, a benchmark against which all future developments in London will be measured: outstanding craftsmanship, intelligent design, exceptional materials – I could go on and on and on.”
The room was filled with some of the most well-known faces in art, property, tv and film. A few notable attendees at the launch included Kaya Scodelario, Lady Amelia Windsor, Jeremy Irvine, Nadine Leopold, Josephine De La Baume, Immy Waterhouse, Hugh Skinner, Eric Underwood, Margaret Clunie, Jack Guinness, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Jonathan Bailey, Nell Hudson, Charlotte Wiggins, Sam Rollinson, Bea Fresson, Martha Ward, James Cook, Vicky Lee, Tamara Beckwith, Azzi Glasser, Lily Bertrand-Webb, DJ Henri and Clym Evernden.
Images: Dave Benett