Four Seasons Hopes Neighbors Will Be Frequent Visitors
With its June 1st grand opening just about three weeks away, the new Four Seasons Hotel will not only be ready to welcome out-of-town guests to its luxurious rooms and amenities, it also hopes to become a regular draw for surrounding neighbors.
The new 5-star hotel will feature dining concepts from award-winning chef Gavin Kaysen (who already has Spoon and Stable, Demi and Bellecour in the North Loop), an elegant spa and upscale event spaces.
“Four Seasons is part of this community and we want to welcome people in,” said Chris White, Director of Marketing. “It’s absolutely arms wide open.”
Chef Kaysen designed the new Mediterranean restaurant and bar, Mara, as well as Socca Café, which will each be on the ground floor. Mara will be a full service dine-in restaurant with an open kitchen, two chef’s tables, cocktail lounge and a temperature-controlled chocolate room where truffles and other desserts will be created.
Socca will be more of a grab-and-go concept for coffee, pastries, wraps and salads.
And when weather allows, the hotel’s fourth floor plaza will be open for al fresco Italian dining and drinks. Riva Terrace will be led by executive chef Martín Morelli.
“You’re bringing some of the best together: best in hospitality, best in the culinary scene,” said White. “That’s an example of what to expect.”
This will be the 125th Four Seasons hotel in the world. A ceremonial ribbon-cutting will take place on June 1st with the company’s founder and chairman, Isadore Sharp, scheduled to be on hand for the festivities.
By Mike Binkley, North Loop volunteer