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Travel News – January 2019 – Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, Four Seasons Seoul, & Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

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For the third consecutive year, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva has collaborated with Geneva Lux Festival, celebrating works of light created by artists from all over the world.

Through January 13, 2019, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva hosts its very own display of lights as part of a collection of illuminated works of art filtered through the city. Bringing a mythical and enchanting feel to the city of Geneva, the Hotel will exhibit Swiss collective ENCOR, who have designed Typographical Games for Poetry Collection, a display based on three distinct artistic disciplines – architecture, poetry and typography.

Built in 1834, the Hotel’s classical architecture serves as the base of an eight-minute visual display, combining the characteristics of its classical façade with contemporary light visuals. The display features the texts of ten international poems, written in different alphabets and languages, to highlight the vibrant spirit and diversity of the city. The collection of evocative poems is illustrated through unique typography, paying tribute to the tradition of Swiss design, emphasising their unique expertise in the field, and the beauty of fonts created by reputable calligraphers of the past and present.

The contrasting nature of the finite architectural space on which the display comes to life, and the vast lyrical universe in which the poems were created, forms a unique and contemporary concept, anchored by the tradition of Swiss graphic design.
Illuminating the city, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva boasts enchanting views of Lake Geneva and the distant snow-capped Alps. Remaining a distinguished landmark of Geneva, a visit to the remarkable installation can coincide with a refined Italian meal at the Michelin-starred Il Lago, or even a rejuvenating massage at the rooftop Spa. Round off the evening with an innovative cocktail at Le Bar des Bergues prepared by the Best Bartender in Switzerland 2016, Sophie Larrouture.

Revel in the splendour of wondrous décor of Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues as it lights up Geneva this festive season. Enjoy a panoramic view of the illuminated skyline alongside a selection of colourful sashimi at Izumi, the Hotel’s Japanese rooftop restaurant with an expansive view overlooking the sparkling city.




Shopping Getaway Package at Four Seasons Seoul


The Four Seasons Hotel Seoul which is located in the heart of one of the fashion capitals of Asia takes the shopping experience to the next level with the new Shopping Getaway Package, designed for discerning fashionistas in search of something extraordinary.

The Shopping Getaway Package promises a luxurious stay at Four Seasons and an unforgettable shopping experience with exclusive privileges from Shinsegae Duty Free Shop available only to guests who book this package. Only a ten-minute ride from the Hotel, guests can shop to their heart’s content at Shinsegae, the city’s most luxurious premium shopping venue and enjoy personal styling services, relax in the VIP Lounge and receive exclusive savings with a VIP Black Pass that also includes access to exclusive events.



Shopping Getaway Package is available from January 1 to February 28, 2019. Bookings can be made online and the Four Seasons App, or by phone at +82 2 6388 5000. Rates start at KRW 395,000 excluding tax. At least 72-hour advanced cancellation is required.

Included in this package:

Plus exclusive shopping privileges from Shinsegae Duty Free Shop including:

  • One-day VIP Black Pass (up to 20 percent discount and access to exclusive events)
  • One-day access to VIP Lounge with complimentary beverage services
  • Meeting with Shinsegae personal shopper for opportunity to receive special VIP shopping bonus
  • Styling service from high-end brands (available in English, Japanese and Mandarin)



Four Seasons Resort Langkawi Unveils Ikan Ikan Restaurant 


Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, which is nestled adjacent to a UNESCO World Geopark along the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea, debuted the Resort’s all-new, reimagined Ikan Ikan restaurant.  Ideally located on a pristine white-sand beach, in a traditional Malaysian-style open-air pavilion, Ikan Ikan continues to indulge epicureans with genuine craftsmanship and an authentic new dining concept, capturing a distinct sense of place.

Paying homage to the region’s rich customs and practices, Ikan Ikan – meaning “fish” in Malay – features authentic Malaysian cuisine, true to its origins, and prepared using centuries-old rural-village recipes and techniques.  With an emphasis on sustainable fare and an overall interactive experience, Ikan Ikan features “ocean-to-table” cuisine.  Seafood is selected directly from the fisherman on the beach featuring a bounty of the day’s fresh catch from celebrated local fisherman, and prepared by Ikan Ikan’s master chefs at the outdoor grill stations.

“Ikan Ikan’s exciting new design and menu captures the vibrant flavours, authenticity and traditions of Malaysia’s rich culture, combined with offering the island’s most coveted setting directly on the beach,” says David Macklin, General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Langkawi.  “Guests have the unique opportunity to engage with our team of master chefs, along with our skilled fisherman, creating a truly memorable dining experience and unlike any other on Langkawi.”

Executive Chef Sandeep Bhagwat

Led by Executive Chef Sandeep Bhagwat, Ikan Ikan features an authentic menu featuring traditional Malaysian cuisine.  Signature dishes include local favourites sambal sotong and ikan kerapu asam pedas offering the freshest of catch from the Andaman Sea.

Inspired by its unique setting where the ocean meets the jungle adjacent to a UNESCO Geopark, the architectural and design elements seamlessly blend the natural wonderland of its surroundings.  The open-air wood pavilion is a nod to traditional Malaysian architecture and complements the jungle-like backdrop while the interior design echoes the white-sand beaches, which lay its doorstep.   The striking contrast of light to dark, ocean to jungle, creates a habitually chic unexpected setting to gather with family and friends.  For a truly private and customised evening, Ikan Ikan features a 16-seat private dining room, along with authentic beach cabanas for toes-in-the sand dining.

As the Resort’s signature restaurant, Ikan Ikan is open each evening for dinner and offers a unique and one-of-a-kind cooking school experience during the day.  For reservations, visit the Resort’s website.


Images courtesy of Four Seasons.


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