Published on : Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The new look is the work of cutting-edge designer Bill Bensley and his Bangkok and Bali based teams. It sees the signature colour scheme changed from earthen tones to a palette of bold and vibrant blues, adding further drama and excitement to the backdrop of beaches, rainforest and cliffs provided by the surrounding Langkawi UNESCO Geopark.
The concept was to create a modern background for the Resort’s 19 hectares (48 acres) of beachfront tropical gardens, which Bensley – also a landscape architect – designed. The effect is a dramatic expanse of viewpoints, awash with vibrant infusions of colour.
“Until now, the design of Four Seasons Resort Langkawi was all about blending into its incredible natural setting, flanked by the Andaman Sea, ancient limestone cliffs and luscious rainforest,” says the Resort’s General Manager Andrew W. Harrison. “Our new design continues to celebrate this awe-inspiring backdrop but makes the Resort itself the star of the show. The effect is breathtaking and adds a contemporary twist to the Resort’s popular Malaysian and Moorish themes.”
The Malay-style Welcome Pavilion is set in the centre of a frangipani-lined pond, complete with its own antique boat. As guests journey to their rooms, intense midnight blues give way to shades of cobalt and power blue.
The Resort’s 68 Malay-style Pavilions now reflect Bensley’s modern eclectic style. The airy rooms feature the trademark accent of blues, bespoke artworks and objets d’art, revived teak floors and antique mirror inlays, providing guests with a fresh and stylish sanctuary.
The Resort has already unveiled the three new Deluxe Family Beach Villas with Plunge Pool and two new Three Bedroom Garden Villas with Pool, standalone havens that offer families with teens and multi-generational groups the extended space and convenience they need – combining luxury holidaying with ample personal space for personal daytime lazing and evening family together-time.
The main pools also received a modern new look, including the 55-metre (180 foot) Adult Quiet Pool with its incredible sea views, and the Family Pool, comprising several multi-tiered pools seductively positioned among frangipani trees and red sealing wax palms.
All three restaurants will also benefit from Bensley’s unique treatment: Kelapa Grill, the toes-in-the-sand beach grill restaurant, and the Mediterranean restaurant Serai will both be refreshed, while the multi-award winning Malay restaurant Ikan Ikan will reveal a new look.