Finchatton, the preeminent international design and development firm, has partnered with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, to offer the first standalone Four Seasons Private Residences, located at Twenty Grosvenor Square in London. Opening in 2018, the residences will be the first Four Seasons Private Residences to be operated independently of a Four Seasons hotel or resort.
Setting a new standard in London real estate, Twenty Grosvenor Square will offer 37 luxurious residences in the heart of Mayfair. Serviced by Four Seasons employees and offering access to the many amenities of a Four Seasons hotel, the residences will bring together the best of hotel services and private ownership, offering a luxury residential experience unlike any other in London.
Andrew Dunn, Co-Founder, Finchatton, said, “Buyers quite rightly expect world-class amenities, concierge and service when purchasing a Finchatton property. Partnering with Four Seasons to deliver this, and more, at Twenty Grosvenor Square will bring the very best to one of London’s most distinguished locations.”
J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts continued, “Twenty Grosvenor Square is a significant development for Four Seasons as it marks our much-anticipated entry into standalone residential. Partnering with Finchatton is an incredible opportunity for us to bring our vision for free-standing residential to life, elevating our global portfolio and establishing Four Seasons in the standalone residential market.”
Bringing the luxuries and conveniences of hotel living home, Twenty Grosvenor Square, a Four Seasons Residence will offer the many services and amenities that guests enjoy in Four Seasons hotels and resorts around the world. From in-residence dining and catering to concierge services, housekeeping, salon and spa services, grocery stocking, event planning, childcare, pet care, transportation and business services, the seamless amenities of Twenty Grosvenor Square will be personally tailored to the lifestyle of each resident, offering ultimate customisation and peace of mind.
Once the home of the US Naval Forces in Europe and frequented by the likes of General Dwight Eisenhower during the Second World War, Twenty Grosvenor Square is steeped with rich history. Reviving the energy of the original building, the interiors have been elegantly designed by Finchatton to offer three, four and five bedroom apartments, each conceived with luxurious design features such as elegant classical drawing rooms, soaring ceilings, media rooms, family and catering kitchens, and separate access for staff. The 250,000 square foot (23,226 square metre) luxury development will also include a private wine cellar, a spa with an 82 foot (25 metre) swimming pool, a treatment suite with steam room and sauna, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, games room, a cinema, business suite, a garden room and private landscaped gardens.
In addition to being the first Four Seasons private residential project that is not integrated with a hotel, Twenty Grosvenor Square, a Four Seasons Residence will also be the company’s third property in London, joining Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane and Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square.
As one of the leaders in branded residences since 1982, Four Seasons currently operates 33 branded Private Residence properties around the world, with three quarters of future Four Seasons projects including a residential component.
“Residential has long been an integral part of our business and creates a unique opportunity for us to bring the personalised care, high-touch services and amenities guests love about our hotels into their homes,” continued Smith. “Standalone residential is a model we are actively pursuing in global gateway cities where we have an established presence, and we look forward to introducing our first freestanding residential project at Twenty Grosvenor Square.”
All Four Seasons residential offerings combine Four Seasons legendary people and service with exclusive hotel amenities such as spa services, in-residence dining services, housekeeping, concierge services and many more, creating a seamless experience for residence owners.
Since 2001, Finchatton has designed, managed and financed more than 60 major development projects worth in excess of GBP 1 billion around the world in locations such as France, America, Switzerland, the UK, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Australasia. In addition, the company has completed more than 75 prestigious private commissions. Finchatton currently has in excess of GBP 1.3 billion worth of development in the pipeline.
In May 2013, the company announced its role as development co-ordinator on Twenty Grosvenor Square, the former US Naval Headquarters in London’s Mayfair. The company has two distinct divisions: Finchatton Private, which undertakes bespoke commissions around the world, and Finchatton Residences for development projects.
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 106 hotels and resorts and 33 residential properties in major city centres and resort destinations in 44 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.