Four Seasons and Omnam to open Puglia resort

by | 10 Mar 2021 | Design

Together with real-estate company Omnam Group, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is expanding its presence in Italy, with help from HKS Architects and ODA Architecture.

The new beachside property will pair Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts’ celebrated offering with easy access to the historic town of Ostuni.

Elevated luxury in Puglia

A collaborative effort between the Toronto-headquartered luxury hospitality company and global real-estate firm Omnam Group, this exciting new 150-key resort will provide a luxurious place for guests to stay in Puglia. It’ll boast direct beach access and enable visitors to explore the myriad attractions of one of southern Italy’s most appealing areas.

“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,” said John Davison, president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

“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.”

“We acquired this amazing plot of land in Puglia at the end of 2020 together with our trusted partners led by Adam Hudaly from IAC Investments,” added David Zisser, founder and CEO of Omnam Group. “We are always looking for opportunities to create something unique and unexpected with each new project, and we are very excited to do exactly that with the iconic Four Seasons brand.”

“As more and more travellers discover Puglia, we look forward to delivering the best luxury lifestyle offering in the region, not only through exceptional design and amenities, but through renowned Four Seasons service.”

A base for exploring the ‘White City’

Four Seasons’ latest outpost will place guests within a 40-minute drive of enticing destinations including the ‘White City’ Ostuni, Alberobello and Monopoli. This region, making up the heel of Italy’s boot, is also filled with national parks, mountains and beaches, as well as exceptional food and wine.

The resort will be made up of sea-facing villa-style units designed by HKS Architects, which has previously worked on Four Seasons projects in the Bahamas, Tunis and Egypt. ODA Architecture will design the interiors.

Guests staying here will be able to drink and dine in six restaurants and bars, ranging from a specialty restaurant, all-day dining restaurant and seasonal pool bar and grill to a signature bar, lobby lounge bar and beach club. Additional facilities will include a destination spa with a fitness centre, a hammam, a pool, a sauna, a yoga studio and ten treatment rooms. There’ll also be extensive event space, including a ballroom and meeting rooms.

The site, which lies 40km from Brindisi International Airport and 95km from Bari International Airport, is accessible by direct train from Rome. In Italy, this hotel will join Four Seasons’ existing properties in Florence and Milan, as well as the forthcoming San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel.

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