Pictured: The first-ever yacht by luxury hotel group Four Seasons – featuring an epic ‘Funnel Suite’


Pictures have been unveiled of the first-ever yacht by luxury hotel group Four Seasons, with the ‘extraordinary’ 207-metre-long (679ft) vessel set to make its debut voyage in 2025 for ‘discerning guests’.

The jewel in the accommodation crown will be the ‘Funnel Suite’, which will offer an astonishing 892 square metres (9,601 square feet) of combined indoor/outdoor living space, with features that include a private wading pool and dedicated private spa.

However, Four Seasons stresses that all 95 rooms will be sizeable ‘villa-like residences’, with even the smallest covering 54 square metres (581 square feet) and 60 per cent having ‘in excess’ of 76 square metres (818 square feet) of space.

Pictures have been unveiled of the first-ever yacht by luxury hotel group Four Seasons, with the ‘extraordinary’ 207-metre-long (679ft) vessel set to make its debut voyage in 2025 for ‘discerning guests’

They will be luxurious, too, with each suite costing $4.2million (£3.6million) to build.

Four Seasons, which is building the yacht in partnership with luxury shipping specialists Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings Ltd, says: ‘No expense is being spared in terms of the remarkable custom design. Each suite will offer floor-to-ceiling windows providing unobstructed natural light and access to expansive terrace decks.’

The rest of the ship, meanwhile, will contain restaurants, lounges and ‘bar concepts’ that ‘celebrate the excellence and creativity that has been the hallmark of Four Seasons’ history of culinary innovation and attention to guest preferences’.

The jewel in the accommodation crown will be the 'Funnel Suite', which will offer an astonishing 892 square metres (9,601 square feet) of combined indoor/outdoor living space, with features that include a private wading pool and dedicated private spa

The jewel in the accommodation crown will be the ‘Funnel Suite’, which will offer an astonishing 892 square metres (9,601 square feet) of combined indoor/outdoor living space, with features that include a private wading pool and dedicated private spa

Four Seasons says that all 95 rooms will be sizeable 'villa-like residences', with even the smallest covering 54 square metres (581 square feet) and 60 per cent having 'in excess' of 76 square metres (818 square feet) of space

Four Seasons says that all 95 rooms will be sizeable ‘villa-like residences’, with even the smallest covering 54 square metres (581 square feet) and 60 per cent having ‘in excess’ of 76 square metres (818 square feet) of space

The hotel group continues: ‘A perfect cappuccino in the lobby, a Mediterranean-inspired lunch, a dinner tasting at the sushi bar or a glass of Champagne on the breathtaking terrace – guests will never be far from a perfect bite always paired with remarkable sea views, renowned intuitive service, and much more.’

The Four Seasons yacht will also offer guests a full-service spa and the aft will be home to ‘an expansive pool deck’.

This area will also transform into an outdoor movie theatre or space ‘for an array of private events’.

Planned as the first of a fleet of Four Seasons yachts over the next five years, the first vessel is currently being designed in Trieste, Italy, by renowned shipbuilding firm Fincantieri.

The Four Seasons yacht will offer guests a full-service spa and the aft will be home to 'an expansive pool deck'

The Four Seasons yacht will offer guests a full-service spa and the aft will be home to ‘an expansive pool deck’

‘We are excited to embrace this new opportunity with Four Seasons that will allow us to strengthen our global leadership position,’ says Pierroberto Folgiero, Fincantieri CEO and Managing Director. ‘With a reputation built on innovation and reliability, Fincantieri combines groundbreaking engineering and technology to create the finest vessels in the world, ensuring sustainability practices are integrated throughout the design and guest experience.’

Christian Clerc – President, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts – says: ‘Four Seasons Yachts represents the next chapter of our long history of industry-leading innovation, and a milestone moment for our company as we continue to capitalise on new opportunities to extend the world of Four Seasons.

‘True vision rests in the ability to imagine the possibilities while always remaining loyal to one’s values. Our vision for this new venture does exactly that. Together with our partners at Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings Ltd, we are creating something extraordinary that combines their expertise with what Four Seasons does best – delivering unmatched quality and excellence, surrounded by beautiful acts of service and love for our guests.’

Christian Clerc - President, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts - says: 'Four Seasons Yachts represents the next chapter of our long history of industry-leading innovation.' The first itineraries, in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, 'will be centered around breathtaking destinations that offer highly bespoke shore experiences, as well as one-of-a-kind overland adventures'

Christian Clerc – President, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts – says: ‘Four Seasons Yachts represents the next chapter of our long history of industry-leading innovation.’ The first itineraries, in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, ‘will be centered around breathtaking destinations that offer highly bespoke shore experiences, as well as one-of-a-kind overland adventures’

Design partners for the yacht include Tillberg Design of Sweden, lead architect for the exterior and guest suites, and London-based Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, for the design of many of the yacht’s ‘spectacular guest areas’.

Four Seasons’ yacht order includes the option for two additional vessels and amounts to an investment of approximately 1.2billion euros (£1billion/$1.2billion).

The first itineraries, in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, ‘will be centred around breathtaking destinations that offer highly bespoke shore experiences, as well as one-of-a-kind overland adventures’.

Reservations will open in 2023. For more information visit www.fourseasons.com/yachts.

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