Thursday, April 19, 2012

Four Season Baku

Baku is delightfully rich in oil, and it’s growth has happened at a very fast pace. While the 12th century Old City lures in visitors in awe of the museums, mosques, and relics, the modern White City is Baku’s modern counterpart. A haven of modern design, with many of the world’s top architectural firms having a stake in its creation. While the Old City is really the territory of pedestrians, as it truly does not accommodate vehicles, the White City is the total opposite. A sparkling new, underground subway is in construction, and will provide the area with very fast public transportation. Baku is a land of contrasts, and converging cultures. It offers history and a look into the future, and it is both energetic as well as tranquil. You will find excellent dining and high-end shopping, as well as the gorgeous sites of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian Sea. 

Opening in mid-2012, solidifying Baku’s placement among the world’s top travel destinations, the Four Seasons Hotel Baku will offer guests a hotel steeped in fine luxury. Reservations are being accepted for dates beginning June 15, and as with all Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, you can expect Exclusive Complimentary Perks when booked through us. Modern with classical detailing, the hotel boasts the city’s most spacious guestrooms. While the entire hotel caters to international business travelers, no amenity is spared. 171 rooms, of which 27 are suites, and 2 are exquisite Presidential Suites. Nearly every room has a balcony that opens to Caspian Sea, or Old City views. The Presidential Suites offer the most exclusive measures possible, with private elevator access and a private security office. Several terraces, as well as personal spas and fitness rooms add to the secluded luxuries you will not find anywhere else in Baku.

The hotel was designed in the Beaux-Arts-style, with a serious abundance of opulence. It features uncompromised luxury at every turn, and retains an elegant intimacy. Lavish details can be found everywhere, from the exterior architecture to the design of the interior rooms. The penthouse spa promises to be to most luxurious in all of Baku, and features signature treatments developed exclusively using traditional Turkish and Persian therapies. As is customary with all Four Seasons locations, a deep-seated commitment to health and well being is the foundation of this spa. One of the most advanced treatments is the application of Ghassoul mud. In line with local tradition, you can also enjoy use of the gorgeous Turkish-style hammams. These spacious, lavish steam rooms with whirlpools are separate for men and women. The hotel’s heated pool is one the showpieces of the entire hotel. Built into a two-storey atrium, with a ceiling of vaulted glass, it can be enjoyed no matter what the elements bring, under the sun or stars. The hotel’s lounge, Bentley’s, features casual sophistication and the city’s largest selection of grand whiskey and fine cigars. It feels like a club, and invites the city’s hipsters to savor in style until 1am, daily. One of it’s many standout features is the awe-striking walk-in humidor, inviting you to a glass of wine.

Baku is a world-class destination, offering visitors a taste of both the East and the West. As the capitol city of the nation of Azerbaijan, it’s prime location on the Caspian Sea is breathtaking. It borders both Europe and Asia, and sits north of the Middle East, giving it a worldly and unique disposition. Baku has a population of 2 million, half of which is under the age of 30. The energy is electrifying, and this cosmopolitan city is known for it’s wild nightlife. And while the party scene is what brings in many visitors, plenty of others are drawn into the rich culture where shopping, dining, and the arts are flourishing. There is so much eye candy it can seem overwhelming to take it all in. Adding to the charm, this city that dates to the 12th century is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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