Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya and its luxurious leisure facilities made a splash at the prestigious Prix Villégiature Awards 2019 held on October 14, 2019, with the Hotel’s stunning indoor pool facility crowned Best Swimming Pool in the Middle East. The coveted award is the latest in a series of remarkable achievements for the property, which has garnered considerable praise and received numerous industry accolades since first opening its doors to guests.
The award was presented to General Manager Didier Jardin during a glittering ceremony in the opulent surroundings of Château de Ferrières, a palatial 18th century manor house that was originally built for Baron James de Rothschild. First held in 2003, the annual Prix Villégiature Awards celebrate the finest hotels and luxury hospitality experiences across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
A monument to sculptural refinement, the Hotel’s indoor swimming pool is located in the calming, restrained and ethereal environment of the Spa. Its architecture is based on a modern colonnade, while the water is illuminated by dozens of glowing lanterns hanging at different heights. The pool area is flanked by archways and alcoves, creating semi-private lounging areas for guests. Both the perimeter walls and the pool itself are lined in deep indigo stone with dramatic veining, while smooth and textured limestone accents add to the appeal of the archways.
Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya is the only hotel in Kuwait City to feature both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The attractive outdoor infinity pool offers spectacular panoramic views over the city and is surrounded by lush greenery, creating an oasis of calm in the heart of the capital. Guests can spend the day relaxing in one of five inviting poolside cabanas while enjoying a range of delicious snacks, refreshing drinks and shisha, all delivered with signature Four Seasons attentive service.
Reflecting on the award, Didier Jardin, General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya, commented: “On behalf of my team at Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait, it gives me great pleasure to accept this prestigious accolade. Since the opening of our beautiful property, we have been overwhelmed by positive feedback from our guests and the numerous industry recognitions we have accumulated. I’d like to thank the designers and everyone involved in bringing our truly exceptional Hotel to life, and of course our dedicated team, whose craftsmanship and intuitive hospitality ensure that all of our guests enjoy an experience of the highest calibre that creates precious moments and memories to treasure.”
Since opening in September 2017, the game-changing Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya has attracted awards and recognition from some of the world’s most respected publications. These include two successive years on Condé Nast Traveller Middle East’s Gold List, which showcases the cream of the region’s hospitality industry.
The Hotel was also voted as the country’s best Staycation Experience at the annual BBC Good Food Middle East Awards in 2018 and recognised as the Best Business Hotel in Kuwait at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2018. In addition, the property’s sleek architectural aesthetic earned a place in Wallpaper magazine’s rundown of the top Striking Structures Around the Globe for 2018.
Travellers or residents planning a staycation who wish to experience the award-winning pool at Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya for themselves can take advantage of the Hotel’s Kuwait Getaway offer, which provides special 15 percent savings on room rates for guests staying two nights or more.