The Four Seasons luxury hotels are to expand to include properties in Africa and luxury safaris. While in the past the brand has played safe with city locations, the future is looking a little more exotic. Four Seasons is to take over the Bilila Lodge resort. This is located within the Serengeti National Park and it will be upgraded and re-launched in time for autumn this year. This is located in Tanzania and the National Park has been officially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This is one of the best places in the continent for those wanting to see these animals in their natural habitat, and it is not uncommon to see animals such as lions, elephants, hippos, crocodiles and cheetahs. The Bilila Lodge has 60 rooms as well as 12 luxury suites and five luxury villas. All rooms offer great views of the national park and the design of the complex is in keeping with the natural landscape. Luxury amenities at the park include an infinity pool, a range of dining options, and a luxury spa.
This new acquisition is in addition to others that are planned. A tented camp will be placed in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and there will be a beach resort in Zanzibar. The aim is for Four Seasons to be able to offer ‘multi-stop’ trips to those who want to take luxury holidays both on safari and by the beach. There are no details available on the opening of these two new developments.
Author – Andrew White