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How Four Seasons is Transforming Global City Skylines

These statement-making Private Residences are leaving an indelible mark on cityscapes all over the world.

A city’s story is often written in its skyline – a visual history of ambition and innovation laid out for all to see. Our homes are similar in that way, changing over time in both style and function to suit our needs. When you live in an iconic destination like London, Beijing or New York, the city’s story ultimately merges with your own.

From Kuala Lumpur to Nashville to Bangkok to Boston, Four Seasons Private Residences are transforming skylines around the world, and inviting owners to write their own stories in buildings that are shaping the very essence of these leading cities. Whether it’s an address that sits adjacent to already established global landmarks or a game-changing new development built by a celebrated architect, these Private Residences all offer bespoke design elements and innovative features. But with Four Seasons, it’s also the personalized service and thoughtful amenities that really bring these unique properties to life.

An instant icon in Kuala Lumpur

Rising 65 storeys above Kuala Lumpur’s dynamic Golden Triangle district, Four Seasons Private Residences Kuala Lumpur is a shimmering addition to the already captivating profile of Malaysia’s capital city. Its neighbours? None other than the iconic Petronas Towers. The residential building and Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur are also part of the city-defining Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) complex. Designed by NRY Architects, both the residential and hotel towers are clad in a metallic-painted aluminum and high-performance low-E glass curtainwall, each tapering gracefully into a glass crown. The distinct design stands out in the skyline, while also perfectly complementing the nearby Petronas Towers. Living here gives owners easy access to the city’s most coveted spaces, from the lush 50-acre KLCC Park that sits right outside the designer shopping and restaurants at the Shoppes at Four Seasons Place, located just a quick elevator ride away. With floor-to-ceiling, double-glazed windows in every residence, everyday living spaces are elevated to new heights.

 

The most sought-after address in New York

Similarly, Four Seasons Private Residences New York Downtown also boasts some famous neighbours. The residences – perched at the top of 30 Park Place above Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown – share a city block with the World Trade Center as well as the Woolworth Building, Cass Gilbert’s iconic 1913 Neo-Gothic skyscraper. But at 82 storeys tall, 30 Park Place has already made its mark on Manhattan’s collection of sky-high towers. Inspired by the glamour of the Jazz Age, this Robert A.M. Stern–designed, limestone-and-precast-concrete marvel is the tallest residential tower in downtown Manhattan and sits perfectly located where the bustling Financial District meets trendy Tribeca. And while the sweeping 360-degree views of New York City and the Hudson and East Rivers offer enormous appeal, Four Seasons also takes care of anything an owner might need. With personalized residential services and access to both the Hotel’s amenities as well as resident-only features such as a 75-foot pool, private screening room, children’s play area and an owners’ fitness center with a dedicated yoga room, this is luxury city living at its finest.

History comes alive in London

Perhaps not at quite the same dizzying heights as Kuala Lumpur or New York, but just as iconic, Four Seasons Private Residences London at Ten Trinity Square forms part of a truly historic skyline with immediate neighbours the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, along with The Shard (Europe’s tallest tower). The Beaux Arts–style building that houses the residences at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square was originally designed by renowned architect Sir Edwin Cooper and built between 1912–1922 to serve as the headquarters of the Port of London Authority. It celebrates its centennial in 2022, but the site itself has long been a centre of trade and commerce that dates back to the Middle Ages and the Roman settlement of Londinium. As a Grade II* listed building – a U.K. classification deeming a structure of “special interest, warranting every effort to preserve it” – there is plenty of history found within its walls. While the original glass dome of the central rotunda was destroyed during World War II, you can still sit beneath an impressive new version at the Rotunda Lounge to get a feel for what it must have been like.

Re-defining Boston’s Back Bay

Four Seasons is committed to creating the most amazing homes for residential owners. While this can mean building homes in a beautiful low-density resort escape, it has also led to working with developers with a grand vision to create something completely new. Four Seasons Private Residences Boston (One Dalton Street) is the product of one of those game-changing visions. The curved, all-glass building has re-defined Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, creating a glistening new landmark in the city’s skyline. Designed by world-renowned architect, the late Henry N. Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, in collaboration with CambridgeSeven, One Dalton serves as a bridge between the historic Back Bay and the row of skyscrapers that make up the modern High Spine. On the one hand, its 61 storeys make it the tallest residential tower in all of New England. But for all its modernity, it hasn’t forgotten that its foundation is firmly planted in the Back Bay, and as a nod to this, the tower’s residential units feature operable bay windows in every room, paying homage to the 19th-century brownstones that line the streets below.

Riverside prestige in Bangkok

Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River is one of the city’s most recognizable features, making the area along the waterfront one of the most sought-after places to live. Rising 73-storeys above the river’s edge is Four Seasons Private Residences Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, a striking recent addition to another amazing city’s panorama. Drawing inspiration from grand waterfront estates from all over the world, the dedicated residential tower occupies an exclusive spot along Bangkok’s first paved road, Charoen Krung Road, and is the centrepiece of Chao Phraya Estate, a three-building complex that also includes Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok. And while the location is incredible in and of itself, architects Andy Miller and Richard Scott from Hamiltons International found an ingenious way to make the most of the unobstructed river views by giving the building a distinct interlocking shape, ensuring that every home on every single floor is a corner unit. This resort-style urban sanctuary offers a serene and stylish respite from the rest of bustling Bangkok, complemented by the discreet and intuitive service that Four Seasons is known for.

Creativity rises high in Nashville

It should come as no surprise that Nashville’s most anticipated new development was inspired by the creative energy that flows all throughout Music City. When designing the 40-storey, mixed-use glass tower that houses both Four Seasons Private Residences Nashville along with the new Hotel, architecture firm SCB sought inspiration from the acoustic guitar. Much like the instrument, the gleaming tower was designed to be both functional and beautiful, blending weathered steel with warm-coloured panels in a way that visually connects the façade with the streetscape that surrounds it as well as the Cumberland River that sits alongside it. This is, after all, one of the tallest buildings in the state of Tennessee, so it was always bound to draw attention. With an address in downtown Nashville’s upscale SoBro neighbourhood, residents will truly feel as though they are in the centre of it all. Add in a dedicated residential concierge and team of professionals, plus an abundance of exclusive amenities such as the 14th-floor Sky Garden and a private fitness facility designed by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, and it’s easy to see why these residences are quickly becoming Nashville’s most coveted homes.

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