Work Starts on Fla. Four Seasons
Kobi Karp, Tara Bernerd, Martin Brudnizki, Fernando Wong to team on Ft. Lauderdale hotel’s design
A new Four Seasons hotel and private residences has broken ground in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Miami-based Kobi Karp Archiecture & Interior Design (KKAID) is directing the architecture of the 22-story ocean-front property. The interior design will be led by London-based Tara Bernerd & Partners and Martin Brudnizki, who has design studios in London as well as New York. Landscape designer Fernando Wong, also headquartered in Miami, will create the property’s “civilized jungle” green spaces on the ground floor and third-floor pool deck.
The 130-key Four Seasons hotel will reside on the fourth through 11th floors and the 90 private residences, which range from one to four bedrooms, will begin on floor five. The tallest levels of the building will feature four penthouses and three exclusive Sky Homes with 20-ft. ceilings. Fully furnished private residences will also be designed by Tara Bernerd.
The Ft. Lauderdale property will include an oceanfront terrace on the third floor with two pools, cabanas, a spa and a fitness center. A signature all-day restaurant with interior and alfresco seating will also reside on the terrace level with a pool bar, a lounge and an ocean-view outdoor cafe.
“We look forward to opening our doors in the vibrant city of Ft. Lauderdale,” says J. Allen Smith, president and ceo, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. In partnership with Fort Partners and our team of international design visionaries, every detail–from location to design to amenities–reflects the highest standards of quality and excellence."
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Ft. Lauderdale will mark the third collaboration between Four Seasons and developer Miami-based Fort Partners. Prior projects include Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach and Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club.