You don’t have to wait for vacation to reward yourself with sunset treks on a deserted beach, fresh tracks at a ski resort or private cooking classes with a Michelin-starred chef.
Workcations have emerged as one of the top travel trends for 2021 – and for good reason: They allow us long-term stays in beautiful destinations with the benefits of work-life balance.
Four Seasons makes working from paradise even easier with services and amenities, including professional IT support, poolside Screen Doctors and office beach cabanas. Make the most of flexible schedules by getting away with friends or family and indulging your passions, with choices like skiing, golf, diving and relaxing on the beach.
Who hasn’t dreamed of working from a Caribbean island? Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies, makes the dream achievable with new perks such as executive lunch offerings and beach cabanas that can be converted to private workstations with ocean views. The Resort’s collection of more than 50 homes ranges from one to seven bedrooms each, so you can come with colleagues or bring the family and take advantage of the Resort’s new “schoolcation” programs. With dedicated ambassadors for daily needs or special requests, custom-tailored pre-arrival provisioning services, private in-home experiences, and full access to all Resort services and amenities, you’ll have more time for both work and play.
Start your day with a personalized sunrise yoga session overlooking the sea, and use your midday break to master a new skill during a golf clinic or hot-sauce–making class. Leaving out a long commute means more time after work to play foot golf on the Resort’s new championship course and enjoy sunset happy hour at On the Dune.
If you’ve dropped into Hong Kong for business before, you probably didn’t have time to discover the city’s multifaceted cultural scene and fantastic hiking trails. Now is an ideal opportunity to explore beyond the board room.
The new Escape to Reconnect room package at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong beckons travellers to come for a workcation with 25 percent off room rates, inclusive of daily breakfast, and an additional 10 percent off in-room dining and The Lounge. Based on Hong Kong’s storied Victoria Harbour, you have a front-row view of all of the action. Before you power on your laptop, get out for a run along the waterfront or a swim in the Hotel’s outdoor lap pool.
Need to relax after video calls? Turn to the Hotel’s self-guided meditation app to help calm your mind and reset, or roll out your in-suite yoga mat for a few rounds of sun salutations. The talented therapists at the Spa are on call to help you achieve mind-body balance during your stay. Activate your creative side with an art therapy session, or shut down the laptop early to enjoy a half-day Well Feeling spa ritual that includes a guided meditation, a massage, a facial and a nutritious lunch on the pool terrace.
Embrace mountain living at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler. Framed by evergreen forests at the base of Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, the Resort puts you steps from the slopes, making it easy to field work calls from the gondola or sneak in first tracks ahead of the workday.
All rooms feature desks, seating areas or dining tables, plus balconies so you can enjoy an alpine view as you take video video calls. Short-term meeting room rentals are complimentary, and audiovisual support is always a call away. The Resort’s Ski Concierge can handle all of your mountain logistics, from ski rentals and fittings to guides and lessons. After a day on the slopes, soak in the heated outdoor pool or one of three hot-spring–style whirlpools.
Then either retreat to your room for an in-residence slow-cooker feast or dine at one of the Resort’s two reimagined restaurants. SIDECUT, its fireside steakhouse, has been newly renovated and features prime hand-cut steaks seasoned with Chef’s Classic Rubs, and Braidwood Tavern has been designed to evoke the warmth of a family mountain cabin.
Fresh off a multi-year, multimillion-dollar renovation, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is a 52-acre coastal respite. Sprawling beaches, large pools with pre-reserved loungers, two Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses and winding nature trails give guests plenty of ways to enjoy nature without having to join a crowd. And Four Seasons App and Chat technology gives guests the option of contactless engagement with Four Seasons team members. The Resort’s Private Retreats Weekly seven-night offer makes working from a private hacienda-style villa or beach home a breeze. A personal host is dedicated to taking care of every detail throughout guests’ stays, from groceries upon arrival to special in-villa activities like poolside yoga sessions or tequila tastings.
Three-, four- and five-bedroom villas and beach homes are ideal for family getaways. While Mom and Dad work, kids can enrol in the Resort’s new Schoolcations program. Hire a professional tutor to help your kids with chemistry and algebra, or rent the kids a study cabana outfitted with Wi-Fi, headphones, and energizing snacks like smoothies and popsicles. Travel can be the best learning opportunity: Spanish classes, folkloric ballet lessons and other activities immerse kids in Mexican culture, and sea foraging and sea turtle release excursions double as environmental education classes. At day’s end, families can come together on their private patio and grilling area, savour a seafood barbecue, and take a dip in their private pool.
A sanctuary that feels truly away from it all, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is the perfect setting for you to restore the mind, rejuvenate the body and refocus while working. A multimillion-dollar enhancement has made the Resort even more attractive for longer stays and family getaways.
A new bungalow consisting of six oceanfront guest rooms, including a suite with a private pool, will be built adjacent to Kumukea Beach on the Resort’s northern edge, and the top three villas at the Resort – Hawaii Loa, Makaloa and Ho‘onanea – will each acquire a second storey.
The golf experience will be taken to the next level with the addition of the Hualalai Golf Hale. This 3,000-square-foot (275-square-metre) instruction and practice facility doubles as an entertainment venue with games, audiovisual flexibility, and food and beverages. Up-to-the-minute technology and expert instruction make it the ultimate destination for golf enthusiasts of all ages.
The Resort makes it easy to maintain or enhance your fitness routine. Two private fitness studios can be reserved for personal training sessions or one-on-one yoga classes, and throughout the year the Resort offers sports camps led by elite athletes such as triathlete Dave Scott. You can reward your efforts with a Lomi Lomi massage in one of the spa’s 18 outdoor treatment rooms. The Resort’s creative programming gives the whole family new skills and knowledge to take home. A dedicated Culinary Academy will be added above ULU Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge, hosting interactive cooking experiences and guest chefs. And the newly renovated King’s Pond now has a dedicated Marine Activity Center where the Resort’s five on-site marine biologists run educational pastimes like feeding fish.
You don’t have to be a ski bum to live out your fantasy of hitting the slopes every day. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail has introduced a new Extended Stay package that allows guests to work, stay, play and après. The 24 private residences in the Resort’s Private Retreats portfolio include two to six bedrooms. Fresh mountain air combined with the pristine natural beauty of the White River National Forest create a scene both relaxing and energizing. In addition to the epic mountain adventures for families including skiing, riding, sleigh rides, dogsledding and snowshoeing, the Resort also has a Kids For All Seasons room and dedicated Teen Centre.
Four Seasons Resort Vail is home to the premier après location in Vail, The Remedy Bar. With high-top seating, tables and chairs, couches near the fireplace, and firepits on the terrace, The Remedy is an excellent place to get work done between ski runs while taking in unmatched views of Vail Mountain. “It’s an ideal time to come to the Colorado Rockies, enjoy the fresh mountain air, relax, revive, and enjoy time with their friends and families in this sublime alpine location,” General Manager Meredith Macfarlane says. “The dedication and commitment of our exceptional staff, combined with their passion for Vail, create a familial atmosphere that allows our guests to feel as if they are at home, and an extension of our family here at the Resort.”
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