The Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale has arrived.
Designed by renowned architect Kobi Karp, the building’s curved silhouette, fresh white materials, and clean contemporary lines are inspired by the city’s yachting heritage, winding waterways, and lively streets.
In the two-story lobby, international travelers, locals stopping by for a drink, and families headed for the beach intersect in a series of spaces created by Tara Bernerd & Partners. Here, the Riviera lifestyle marries with the freshness and elegance of mid-century modernist design.
“Like a picture-perfect postcard, the newest Four Seasons in our growing global portfolio will create an unmatched luxury lifestyle experience—from design to service, and everything in between. We are setting the stage to experience one of America’s most beloved seaside communities in an entirely new way,” says Christian Clerc, president of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Working closely with Nadim Ashi of Fort Hospitality, our visionary owner partner of three additional Four Seasons hotels and residences, we are continuing to raise the bar for luxury hospitality along the South Florida coast.”
A Place in the Sun
“The opportunity to soak up the sun poolside, spend a day at the beach, or head out onto the water is the reason so many are drawn to South Florida,” says general manager Mazen Saleh. “We’re matching the energy and spirit you feel here in Fort Lauderdale with the sophisticated touch and legendary service of Four Seasons.”
Like the gleaming deck of a superyacht, the Ocean Sun Deck is home to two horizon-edge pools and the hotel’s signature dining experience, Evelyn’s Fort Lauderdale, all fashioned by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. Outdoor spaces further come to life with varietals of tropical palms and greenery by Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design that frame the hotel’s ocean vistas while creating a sense of privacy. “The vibe is effortlessly luxurious,” says Saleh.
Those who prefer their toes in the sand can also hit the beach, with a dedicated area for Four Seasons guests.
Restaurant and Bar Experiences
With an oceanfront destination that sets the scene for memorable dining, “a lot of inspiration comes from right where we are,” says culinary director Andrew Zarzosa.
An homage to “the lady of Bonnet House,” Evelyn Fortune Lilly Bartlett, Evelyn’s Fort Lauderdale is where eastern Mediterranean meets coastal cuisine shines. Chef Brandon Salomon presents flavor-rich small and large plates designed to create connections through food exploration by sharing spreads and mezzes, coastal seafood selections, wood-smoked meats, and fish around the table.
On the first level, Honey Fitz—the name bestowed to the presidential yacht by John F. Kennedy—is an inviting and relaxing space for gourmet coffee creations and colorful handcrafted pastries by pastry chef Christina Kaelberer.
Inspired Spa and Wellness
The Spa at Four Seasons is a sanctuary where holistic remedies meet modern innovations. Taking the inspiration of Fort Lauderdale’s ubiquitous waterways, the Spa Dream aqua bed by Lemi offers the opportunity to float on a warm water mattress enveloped in a glow of chromotherapy, while enjoying one of the body treatments from “The Waves” menu (think: scrubs, wraps, and options that combine body and facial treatments). A full menu of facials incorporates results-forward techniques, technologies and products by Pietro Simone, QMS Medicosmetics, Tammy Fender, Sodashi, and JetPeel.
Massage options abound. Spa director Shaw Cote recommends the Signature Ebb & Flow Massage that employs harmonic healing sound bowls, aromatic oils, and a combination of Swedish massage and Thai stretching techniques. Select treatments are also available for Hotel guests in-suite. A complete spa journey, guests can sample industry-leading skincare partners in the experiential boutique before relaxing in soothing lounges with salt-wall saunas, aroma steam rooms, and ice fountains.
The 24-hour, fully-equipped fitness center offers motivating ocean views, while outside, sunrise yoga classes and complimentary bicycles to explore the community await.
A Perfect Night’s Sleep
After a day in the sun, a rest awaits in one of 189 guest rooms and suites. With marine-inspired details throughout—from recessed ceilings and wraparound shelving to brass lamps and polished wood finishes—there’s a mid-century aesthetic that pairs classic pieces with bespoke designs. The result is modern and airy, with a fresh take on classic themes that makes one immediately comfortable in every room.
The hotel’s premier accommodation is the Birch Oceanfront Terrace Suite, named for local legend Hugh Taylor Birch, who gifted miles of Fort Lauderdale beachfront for the enjoyment of all. Boasting more than 1,600-square-feet of indoor space and 2,000-square-feet of fully-furnished terrace with direct ocean views, the suite t’s the best choice for friends traveling together, families on vacation, or even couples who just want a bit more space to themselves.
Learn more about Fort Lauderdale’s new hotel here.