TORONTO—Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts unveiled the latest #FourSeasonsPopDown, hosting a one-night-only event against the backdrop of Miami’s annual celebration of art. The event took place on board custom-designed super yacht Kismet for the brand’s signature play on a pop up, aimed at transforming unexpected locations beyond the walls of its hotels and resorts.
The latest Pop Down comes just six weeks after Four Seasons transformed a former high school into a surreal rooftop garden in Philadelphia’s Passyunk neighborhood after launching Four Seasons Pop Down in Toronto in 2017 during the city’s international film festival, with plans to bring the global event series to Hong Kong in early 2019.
A guest list of international media, influencers, VIPs and celebrities were greeted by artistry at every turn, as an international roster of 16 Four Seasons mixologists, chefs and pastry chefs from across the globe served up show stopping delights. While exploring the 312-ft. (95-m.) super yacht, guests enjoyed custom culinary and beverage creations developed by each craftsperson, dished out in interactive and unexpected ways from stations situated throughout.
Guests sipped on handcrafted cocktails created specifically for Pop Down Miami from master mixologists Fatima León of Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City, Melissa Hart of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Keith Motsi of Four Seasons Hotel Beijing, Ashish Sharma of Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Valentino Longo of Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Surfside, FL, Jeisson Caro of Four Seasons Hotel Bogota and Karen Arceyuth of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo.
Chefs serving up gourmet savory dishes included Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud of Café Boulud and d|bar at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto and Michelin-starred Chef Mauro Colagreco, chef collaborator, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, as well as Chefs Aaron Brooks of Four Seasons Hotel Miami and Antonio Mermolia of Le Sirenuse Miami at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Surfside, FL.
Artfully crafted desserts were also on offer from pastry chef to the stars Chris Ford of Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel), Pastry Chefs Rabii Saber of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, Angel Betancourt of The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas, Nicolas Lambert of Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg and Diogo Lopes of Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon.
On the lower deck spa level, guests were treated to an immersive sensorial experience and customized perfumes from French Maison De Parfum Atelier Cologne while surrounded by citrus trees. NetJets continued its collaboration with Four Seasons, hosting a lounge on Kismet’s top deck, where guests could sit back and take in views of Miami’s skyline while sipping on gin cocktails and tasting delicacies from the yacht’s open-fire grill.
Two-story video walls displayed the works of Barcelona-born artist Ignasi Monreal, whose digital paintings are featured in Four Seasons: The Art of Hospitality, the brand’s newly launched coffee table book from Assouline Publishing inspired by the people of Four Seasons.
The invitation-only experience was executed by event partner Coco & Cowe and featured a special DJ set by Questlove.
Those passing through Island Gardens Marina were also met by Glass Horizon, the latest Skynet installation from artist Patrick Shearn and studio Poetic Kinetics, presented by Four Seasons. Shimmering 35 ft. (11 m.) high, the work of art was constructed using rope, monofilament net and approximately 67,000 holographic Mylar streamers spanning 10,800 sq. ft. (3,292 sq. m.). Designed to mimic the movement of nature, art lovers and onlookers were invited to take in the public installation, capturing it and sharing it on social media using #FourSeasonsPopDown and #GlassHorizon. On event day, the installation reflected a full spectrum of color as it cascaded overhead, leading the way to the venue.