Set to open summer 2018, Four Seasons will be the centerpiece of Bengaluru’s exciting Embassy ONE development
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, and Embassy Group, one of India’s leading property developers, will open a new Four Seasons hotel and private residences later this year in Bengaluru, one of India’s fastest growing cities. Located within Embassy ONE, a new mixed-use development featuring commercial office space and premium retail outlets, they will debut as Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy ONE and Four Seasons Private Residences Bengaluru at Embassy ONE in summer 2018.
Known as the information technology capital of India, Bengaluru offers a mix of culture and industry in a vibrant city, home to national parks, ancient monuments, and exciting culinary and nightlife offerings. The Embassy ONE development is located in northern Bengaluru, an area that is experiencing exceptional growth. It is a short drive to Kempegowda International Airport, business districts, Bengaluru Palace and Cubbon Park, offering business and leisure travellers as well as residents of Four Seasons the best that the city has to offer.
The Hotel will be led by General Manager Fredrik Blomqvist, a Four Seasons veteran of more than ten years, who most recently served as the General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai. Under Fredrik’s expert leadership the hotel team will be well positioned to deliver a luxury hospitality experience in Bengaluru that will showcase the highest levels of genuine, personal service – the cornerstone of a Four Seasons experience the world over.
“We are proud to be part of the incredible growth happening in Bengaluru, and look forward to introducing a new hub of activity in the city,” says Jitu Virwani, Chairman and Managing Director, Embassy Group. “Whether browsing the shops, dining at one of the restaurants, staying with us at the Hotel, or living with us as a private residence owner, Embassy ONE will offer a range of luxury experiences. Through our partnership with Four Seasons, guests and residents can expect the highest levels of personalised service that the brand is known to deliver around the world, and is unmatched in Bengaluru, helping to distinguish Embassy ONE as offering the best accommodation and living experience in the city.”
“Bengaluru is a very exciting city, in part through the tremendous progress of industry, technology, research and education, with just as much to offer in the way of culture and nightlife,” says J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “It’s attractive to business and leisure travellers, and with a growing population of more than ten million, is also a significant residential market.”
Continues Smith, “India is an incredibly important market for us at Four Seasons, and we have been looking for the right opportunity to expand our presence here. This project is the perfect opportunity to do so, in an ideal location and with our visionary partners at Embassy Group, who are deeply involved and committed to the evolution of this city.”
The Embassy ONE development consists of three new buildings, with the Hotel and Private Residences located in the North and South Towers, and the third building housing the office and retail space. The 230-room Hotel, designed by HKS Architects and Studio u+a, with interiors by Yabu Pushelburg, will be located in the South Tower of the development, with the 105 Private Residences occupying the upper floors of the South Tower as well as all 30 floors of the North Tower.
The Hotel will also be host to three expansive dining outlets, in total seating more than 600 people at a 24-hour restaurant, a lobby lounge and bar, and an Asian brasserie and bar, designed by LW Design Group. Guests and residents alike can enjoy a spa and salon, fitness centre, and meeting and event spaces. Landscape architects P Landscape (PLA) will create a tranquil outdoor oasis, featuring a pool and waterfall, butterfly garden and ribbon lawn, conveniently located between the North and South Towers, yet quietly secluded from the surrounding city.
The property will be the second Four Seasons hotel in India, complementing Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, less than two hours away by flight.
Embassy is one of the leading property developers in India with a track record of over three decades in real estate development. Embassy has an extensive land bank across the country and has developed over 40 million sq ft of prime commercial, residential and retail space in India as well as Malaysia and Serbia. Embassy’s portfolio of real estate developments spans the commercial, residential, industrial & warehousing, retail and hospitality segments of the real estate industry. Embassy’s ongoing residential projects include luxury apartments, villas and integrated townships. Embassy’s residential projects are also designed to obtain IGBC Green Homes gold ratings as part of the efforts towards creating sustainable developments. The commercial real estate business includes the development of business parks, and ten SEZ across South India including India’s first and only IGBC Platinum Certified Business Park Campus. The portfolio includes 8 Grade A Office Parks in 4 cities, with over 175 corporate occupiers, providing work space to more than 200,000 employees. Embassy Office Parks has delivered close to 30 million sq feet of commercial properties, with a strong pipeline of over 15 million sq feet at various stages of development. Embassy Office Parks are estimated to have generated over $20bn in exports under the STPI and SEZ schemes, since inception.
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Founded in 1960, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Currently operating 109 hotels and resorts, and 38 residential properties in major city centres and resort destinations in 46 countries, and with more than 50 projects under planning or development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world’s best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveller reviews and industry awards.