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By Niki Jensen | July 12, 2017

GUANACASTE – Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, the first Forbes Five-Star luxury resort in Central and South America, announces a USD 35 million extensive re-imagination that will bring a striking new interpretation of modern eco-luxury and meaningful explorations to Costa Rica’s north Pacific coast in December 2017. Active families and couples, nature enthusiasts, bold adventure seekers and more will discover a world apart at the re-imagined Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica located on a strait of back-to-back sandy beaches within the premier eco-tourism destination of Peninsula Papagayo.

The resort-wide transformation will begin in August 2017 and encompass the following:
● All 181 guest rooms, suites and villas will emerge as soothing retreats with a seamless visual connection to the flora, fauna and ocean views beyond each balcony or patio
● A redesigned arrival experience with an inviting setting along with a new luxury retail experience
● New culinary concepts featuring locally-sourced organic foods, including three re-imagined restaurants and an all-new Añejo bar and Library lounge
● An enhanced signature pool area with new luxury cabanas, amenities and programming
● A new collection of guest activities and experiences rooted in a deep connection to self and nature

Design Details
The USD 35 million renovation of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica will be guided by a locally-inspired yet globally-considered modern design narrative from Meyer Davis Studio. The renowned New York City-based design boutique will bring a handcrafted approach to effortlessly integrating the Resort’s signature indoor-outdoor spaces with the peninsula’s vibrant tropical landscape so that nature takes centre stage. Meyer Davis’ design concept of effortless, sun-dappled luxury and modern elegance will play with space, form, texture and light to develop a visual experience that celebrates the rare beauty and alluring mystique of Peninsula Papagayo and the rustic coastal Central American lifestyle. The new design vision will weave together a soothing, natural colour palette, rich elements from nature, indigenous art and local wood to create an immediate and lasting impression while revealing an ongoing visual dialogue of discovery.

Enhanced Rooms and Suites
The Resort’s 181 guest rooms, suites and villas will emerge as all-new sophisticated retreats for today’s generation of luxury travellers, with a modern yet locally-celebrated design aesthetic that recalls the intimate luxury, warmth and comforts of a beautiful home space. Each room’s foundation of new furnishings, natural colours, rich textures and woods, and local elements including artisan pieces and artwork will create a seamless visual connection to the wondrous flora and fauna and expansive ocean views on display beyond each room’s private balcony or patio. The resort’s 15 one-bedroom Canopy Suites built into the hillside will additionally feature new plunge pools.

Redesigned Lobby with New Luxury Retail Experience
The redesigned lobby will offer an inviting and convivial open-air gathering space that encourages guests to linger longer and enjoy the surrounding nature. The lobby will also be anchored by a new luxury retail experience.

New Dining and Drinking Experiences
All of the Resort’s five culinary venues will be re-conceptualized with a fresh approach that focuses on locally-sourced organic foods. Highlights include three re-imagined restaurants and an all-new Añejo bar and Library lounge serving artisanal rum and spirits. The resort’s signature restaurant will offer a new farm-and-sea-to-table concept and a showpiece outdoor kitchen. A redesigned lower lobby lounge will provide a dynamic gathering space for guests that transitions throughout the day from grab ‘n go offerings in the morning to a relaxed lounge and bar setting during afternoons and evenings. Guests can also enjoy an enhanced steakhouse and an Italian and Mediterranean seafood-focused restaurant.

New Ways to Relax and Explore
Flanked by glistening beach and ocean views, the signature pool area at the heart of the Resort will become an ultimate escape for sun-kissed relaxation and social gathering with enhancements including new luxury cabanas, amenities and programming that offer new ways to relax and play. Guests can also enjoy a variety of only-here experiences across active adventures, culture, wellness, fitness and volunteerism that range from exhilarating manta ray and dolphin expeditions, mountain biking along the Peninsula’s new trail system, surfing trips and yoga practice to experiencing the lives of the local Ticos people through horse riding, cheese making and pottery sessions.

Major Investment in Peninsula Papagayo
The December 2017 debut of the re-imagined Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica will also signal the launch of a more than USD 100 million investment toward a major transformation of the 1,400-acre (570 hectare) Peninsula Papagayo – one of the premier residential and resort communities in the Americas. Guided by new ownership led by Miami-based Gencom, a leading international luxury hospitality and residential real estate investment and development firm, the ambitious destination transformation will connect and celebrate the sprawling Peninsula from end to end for the first time. In addition to the resort renovation, the first USD 100 million phase will include all-new amenities, immersive adventure and cultural experiences and a Peninsula-wide network of more than eight miles of nature trails designed to integrate man and nature and help preserve one of the most extraordinary biological corridors on the planet.

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is located on the north Pacific coast overlooking two beaches, only 40 minutes from the Liberia International Airport. The property is nestled within the 1,400-acre Peninsula Papagayo and boasts incredible surf, a tropical dry forest, endless eco-adventures, and world-class tennis and golf. Join the resort’s online communities on Facebook at FourSeasonsResortCostaRica, Twitter @FSCostaRica and Instagram @FSCostaRica. To be among the first to experience the new Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, call 1-800-819-5053 or book online.

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