Friday January 18th, 2013 - 10:06AM
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN—The Four Seasons Hotel has opened here. ReardonSmith Architects, located in London, designed the 175-room property.
The design style references the French Beaux-Arts style of the late 19th century, such as the bronze door and window frames, iron railings and balustrading to the guestroom balconies.
The ground floor is designed on a primary and secondary axis so guests can see key public areas from the hotel lobby. A feature staircase takes guests to the first floor, which is entirely dedicated to banqueting. The ballroom is 600 sq. m. and column-free.
Guestrooms either offer views of Baku or the Caspian Sea. The center of the guestroom floors features a Roman basilica under a vaulted ceiling that houses a swimming pool.
The hotel also features a rooftop spa, a specialty restaurant and bar, and numerous private dining rooms.
The building is clad in local, pale-toned stone and has a pre-patinated copper roof.