Conceived by Gensler architects and designed by Yabu Pushelberg, Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait easily stands among the most striking hotels in the world, and yet it is distinctly Kuwaiti in style and ambiance.
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A palette of warm colours and refined textures comes together in sophisticated spaces dressed with bespoke furnishings and original artworks. One such piece is the remarkable sculpture by British artist Marc Quinn, known for his ability to physically and aesthetically capture the exquisite forms of flowers. His Etymology of the Baroque in the Hotel’s lobby depicts a white orchid at the height of its bloom in a way both startlingly real and fantastical at the same time.
In the Hotel’s 284 guest rooms and suites, residential-style decoration and furnishings conceal myriad thoughtful touches and high-tech conveniences that allow guests to effortlessly create their own quiet hideaway, high-performance workspace or family home-away-from-home. Views in all directions take in the glittering skyline, and to the east, Al Shaheed Park, the largest urban park in the country. Many suites are easily expanded for larger parties or entertaining, including the fabulous top-floor Royal Suite, the largest in the city.
Spoiled for Choice: Dining at Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait
Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait presents multiple options for dining and socialising, with culinary operations led by Executive Chef Sebastiano Spriveri, who also oversees the Hotel’s extensive banquet and catering division.
With its incredible views, three wood-burning ovens emitting mouth-watering aromas and lively atmosphere, Dai Forni on the 21st floor offers indoor and outdoor terrace seating, and two private dining rooms. Chef de Cuisine Daniele Bartolo Polito offers specialties from his native country including freshly made pizzas, baked pastas and more in the carefully curated dinner menu of regional Italian dishes and global favourites.
At Elements, Chef Fabio Quarta’s menu is an international marketplace of flavours from South and East Asia, Italy and around the Arab world including hot and cold mezze, a signature falafel burger and local sweets such as mouhalabiya (rose-scented pudding) and traditional fatira tamir (date pie). Serving a daily buffet or a la carte breakfast – don’t miss the Kuwaiti breakfast featuring a balaleet (omelette with sweet vermicelli), foul medames (fava bean stew) and fresh labnah and halloumi – as well as lunch, it’s an ideal choice to sample local and international cuisines, host a business lunch in its private dining room, and delight every member of the family with its broad menu options.
Poolside at Al Bandar, a variety of light dishes, refreshing drinks and shisha can be enjoyed at outdoor tables, or in the comfort of an air-conditioned private cabana. In the lobby, guests can partake in Al Soor’s gourmet menu choices accompanied by rich coffees, premium juices and creative mocktails at any time of day, or indulge in an elegant tea set in the afternoon, featuring delicate finger sandwiches and exquisite treats from Chef Lucio Colombo’s pastry kitchen.
Coffee connoisseurs will also love the immersive Starbucks Reserve coffee bar experience at the new Starbucks located in the lobby at Four Seasons, which also offers a convenient grab-and-go alternative for those on the move.
Coming Soon: In September, Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait will introduce a fifth restaurant, Sintoho. Both its name – for Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong – and menu will offer a hybrid interpretation of Asia’s most famous cuisines in a see-and-be seen setting.
Relaxing and Rejuvenating: Spa, Swimming Pools and More
At the heart of the two-storey wellness complex is the Spa at Four Seasons – a temple of indulgence and results-oriented therapies offered in ten treatment rooms plus two bath suites. Spa Director Melissa Rodriguez is particularly excited to introduce the ancient Greek practice of psammo therapy to discerning Four Seasons guests: “Our unique beds of fine alpha-quartz sand envelop guests in warm sand, melting tensions away and promoting total comfort. We also have a private hammam for Turkish-style bathing rituals.”
An extensive spa menu offers custom treatments featuring MCCM, Sodashi and Biologique Recherche products, and there’s even a selection created just for young adults, while other treatments are specifically tailored for men.
Also on site is the first-ever Aveda Salon in Kuwait. The famed American salon and organic product brand offers hair, nail and beauty services for ladies and gentlemen. Guests of the Spa as well as the 24/7 fitness centre also have access to men’s and women’s change rooms; sauna, steam and whirlpool; and a 26 metre (85 foot) indoor lap pool.
Outside, another pool is located on the 4th floor rooftop, surrounded by comfortable loungers, five private air-conditioned cabanas, a whirlpool and Al Bandar restaurant for casual outdoor dining.
Fully serviced by Four Seasons attendants, a day at the pool is a wonderful diversion for families on holiday. In addition, younger guests will thrill at the numerous surprises they’ll find in their rooms from special bedding to their own robes and slippers, while parents will be thankful for thoughtful services including professional babysitting and custom-tailored family itineraries.
Four Seasons Hotels in the GCC Region
Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya is part of a growing collection of Four Seasons hotels and resorts in the Gulf region, including award-winning hotels in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar, and three properties in the United Arab Emirates.
SOURCE: Four Seasons