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    2024 is the year to embrace the allure of the island of Milos and the majesty of the Olympus Riviera

    “2024 is the year to embrace the allure of the island of Milos and the majesty of the Olympus Riviera – two new gems that will be added to the Olympic Holidays portfolio” comments Michael Vinales, MD Olympic Holidays. “Being able to expand our offering in Greece and to continually bring new, exciting, and often ‘off the beaten track’ destinations on board is what makes Olympic Holidays the go-to operator for Greece and her islands” he continues. “Milos offers an unforgettable experience with its captivating blend of pristine beaches, rugged landscapes, and rich history whilst the Olympus Riviera is another spot just waiting to be explored. Olympic Holidays will also be expanding its Island-Hopping portfolio, with some new itineraries twinning Santorini & Milos, Athens & Poros and a multi-island hop combining Mykonos, Paros & Santorini. Cruise product, which was brand new this year is also set to expand in 2024 – more information on this to follow shortly.”
    Seek solace on its secluded shores, uncover ancient myths or simply witness the mesmerising beauty of its volcanic terrain (it’s a great island for geology enthusiasts!), Milos offers a diverse range of experiences, making it a compelling destination to explore and enjoy. Spend some time discovering the island’s picturesque capital, Plaka, the colourful fishing village of Klima and the lunar-like terrain of Sarakiniko. Stroll through narrow streets, explore quaint shops and enjoy the local culture – Milos is also known for its excellent seafood and warm hospitality. Rich in history, visitors can explore ancient ruins and archaeological sites such as the ancient Roman theatre, early Christian catacombs and the site where the Venus de Milo statue was discovered.
    Olympic Holidays is offering 7 nights at the Goldon Milos Beach Hotel from £1,439pp based on 2 people travelling on a B&B basis in a Superior Room Inland View Or Side Sea View with flights from London Gatwick. Based on 14th June 2024 departure.
    The Olympus RivieraADVERTISEMENTHome to the awe-inspiring Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and the 12 Olympian Gods, the Olympus Riviera is best known for its natural beauty and historical significance. The region boasts picturesque beaches, lush forests, deep gorges, and crystal-clear rivers making it a paradise for nature lovers, wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. Explore ancient ruins, monasteries and Byzantine churches alongside local traditions and cuisine or simply enjoy the diverse flora and fauna within the Olympus National Park – a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. If you’re feeling energetic, there are numerous hiking opportunities with well-marked trails that lead to the summit of Mount Olympus and other scenic spots. There is also fantastic mountain biking, paragliding, and water sports opportunities.
    Olympic Holidays offer 7 nights from £968pp based on 2 people travelling staying at Dion Palace on a half board basis including return flights from Gatwick. Based on 2nd September 2024 departure.
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    Santorini & Milos
    Milos and Santorini, nestled amidst the azure waters, beckon you to experience an Aegean escapade like no other.
    Santorini is famous for its sunsets, crystalline beaches, and iconic, white-washed architecture clinging to dramatic cliffs – a destination that draws people back time and time again. But beyond its aesthetic wonders, this island carries a rich history, a vibrant culinary scene, and an inviting spirit, making it a must-visit destination. Twin this with Milos, just a 2hr ferry ride away, the island boasts dramatic landscapes, serene beaches, and traditional charm. Milos stands as a hidden gem within the Cyclades archipelago. Here, the sunsets paint the sky in enchanting hues, the crystal-clear waters are perfect for cooling down, and every corner of the island is steeped history.
    Olympic Holidays is offering an 11-night holiday from £1419 per person based on 2 people travelling. The package includes a 1 night stay at the 4* Aria-Lito Mansion, Santorini on a Bed & Breakfast basis, a 5 night stay at the 3* Glaronisia Hotel, Milos on a Bed & Breakfast basis and a 4 night stay at the 3* Castro Hotel And Suites, Santorini on a Bed & Breakfast basis . The package includes return flights to London Gatwick airport, baggage & all connecting transfers. Departures are available on 14th May 2024.
    Athens & Poros
    Combine bustling Athens bursting with ancient history and the charming village of Poros and its beautiful surroundings.
    Begin your island hop adventure in alluring Athens, where thousands of years of history is seamlessly mixed with the fun and comfort of the 21st century. Vibrant and historic, Athens is filled with delectable restaurants, from traditional tavernas to Michelin star dining, bustling markets, welcoming bars and cafes, and picturesque parks, which sit amidst awe-inspiring ancient monuments and breath-taking vistas. Then, just 1hr ferry ride away, your adventure continues on the beautiful island Poros where, on arrival, you’ll be greeted with the bell tower of a lovely white church on a picturesque hillside of cypress trees and red-roofed houses. This lush, green island is filled with beautiful bays and lovely beaches, and covered in both pine and olive trees, and beautiful lemon groves, with a charming town and a harbour lined with friendly tavernas and bars, offering delicious delicacies.
    Olympic Holidays offer a 7-night ‘Athens & Poros’ island-hopping itinerary from £1,050pp. Price includes 3 nights in Athens and 4 nights on Poros departing Summer 2024 including flights from London Gatwick and all ferries and transfers. Other regional airports are also available. Island Hopping departures are available from May – October 2024.
    Aegean Jewels: Mykonos, Paros & Santorini
    Explore these iconic and beautiful islands.
    Mykonos is the great glamour island of Greece and flaunts its sizzling St-Tropez-meets-Ibiza style. It is the perfect place to dance the night away at a beach party under twinkling stars. It’s a hedonistic island, offering fantastic retail therapy with the loveliest designer boutiques in the main town and superb bars, restaurants and hotels. Then why not hop on a 40min ferry to Paros, one of the best kept secrets of Greece, the island is purely Cycladic, with beautiful blue tables and seats on the walkways, white houses and the magnificent churches with blue roofs perched on top. Paros is home to 40 beaches, serene villages, countless restaurants, and trendy bars. If the nightlife is for you, you won’t be disappointed, with Paros boasting a fantastic atmosphere once the sun goes down. Away from the sea, there is a butterfly valley and mountain that offer unparalleled views of the surrounding islands. And to end the trip, head to Santorini (just under 2hrs on the ferry), renowned for spectacular sunsets, stunning beaches, and volcanic beauty – incredible Santorini curves around a giant, breath-taking lagoon in the Cyclades Islands. If you approach Santorini from the water, it’s hard not to be awed by the sheer cliffs that soar above a turquoise sea. Imagine a relaxing get away on an island of idyllic whitewashed villages, blue-domed churches, perfect blue skies, and the most incredible sunsets, and you’ll be picturing a holiday in Santorini.
    Olympic Holidays offer a 9-night ‘Mykonos, Paros & Santorini) island hopping itinerary from £1,760pp. Price includes 3 nights on each island – Mykonos, Poros & Santorini as well as flights from London and all ferries and transfers, departing Summer 2024. Other regional airports are also available. Island Hopping departures are available from May – October 2024.

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    Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is set to offer the best of Sri Lanka & The Maldives

    Hailing from the idyllic shores and boundless horizon of the Indian Ocean, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is set to offer European and international travellers the best of Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
    Boasting 15 properties in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is Sri Lanka’s largest hotel group. Located in some of the most picturesque locations in the region, including pristine beaches, lush forests, and historical sites, each property provides a bespoke and unique offering aimed to amplify and complement the guest experience as they discover and immerse themselves in the treasures of each locale. Combining modernity, culture, and heritage, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts offers a wide selection of properties, including luxury hotels, boutique villas, and eco-resorts, each designed to cater to everything a traveller needs to curate their own remarkable Sri Lankan adventure.
    A formidable force in Sri Lanka and the Maldives’ sustainability efforts, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts has been at the forefront of minimising environmental footprint while preserving the biodiversity and ecological community in the locations they operate in. Guided by the John Keells Group Environmental, Social and Governmental (ESG) policies, the ESG Framework of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is dedicated to being responsible stewards and engaging both locals and guests in ESG policies across the hotels. Due to these policies and practices introduced at protecting the environment, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts has reduced its carbon footprint significantly. An achievement that was made possible due to the group’s efficient and proactive ESG policies spanning areas such as compliance with local and international regulatory requirements and conventions, quality monitoring and assessment of the environmental impact of the group’s operations, services and products, whilst striving to include supply chain partners and customers, where relevant and to the extent possible.
    Looking ahead to the future, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts aims to reduce the group’s carbon footprint of 1,300 tCO2e at the end of 2025 and become a Net Zero hotel chain by 2030. The Company’s overall commitment to Sri Lanka’s biodiversity through the identification of endangered flora and fauna species in each property and the development of a biodiversity management plan. In line with this, the group will further amplify their practices in protecting fresh water and marine eco-systems from plastic waste and reducing single-use plastics by 50% at the end of 2025.
    Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is set to further solidify its mark as an industry leader in hospitality and sustainability with an announcement of its new strategic plan that will change and elevate South Asia’s tourism landscape. The exciting new project will be Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts’ crown jewel, bringing Colombo’s vibrant spirit to life as it emerges as the ultimate urban sanctuary, envisioned as the epicentre of modern South Asia.ADVERTISEMENT

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    Failure to reactivate Chinese sales & marketing channels could cost western hotels

    DidaTravel – a tech-driven global travel distribution company – has warned that western hotels have missed a great window of opportunity for capturing the attention of international outbound Chinese tourists by not actively promoting their properties ahead of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival currently taking place this week.
    Historically the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the busiest outbound tourism periods as the period includes both the Mid-Autumn Festival and China National Day, both of which are national holidays. This results in many Chinese citizens combining the national holiday days with work holidays to take one week of holiday.
    Whilst the China outbound tourism market, in general, still remains some way away from where it was in 2019, this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival could have provided an excellent opportunity for inspiration for Western hotels to actively market themselves to Chinese audiences currently – positioning themselves perfectly for the recovery.
    Eric Zhuang, Chief Strategy Officer at DidaTravel, states “this Mid-Autumn Festival period has been a big missed opportunity for most Western hotels as generally speaking they haven’t yet reactivated their sales & marketing efforts when it comes to Chinese outbound travellers. By doing so they are basically risking missing out on the recovery which is already underway, allowing competitors to capture their market share.”
    Reactivating China sales will require more than simply re-employing Chinese speaking sales & marketing teams however, points out Eric, “technology plays an ever increasing important role in reaching Chinese travellers via B2B2C sales distribution channels and such technology solutions have evolved significantly since 2019. This requires more than just switching back on your old tech solutions and it is important to point out that the nature of the local sales market has changed too. Many B2B2C sellers are now selling in a very different way and thus require different types of content and pricing.”ADVERTISEMENTp > 

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    Weeva partners with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

    The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance has welcomed the sustainability management platform Weeva as an affiliate member to help drive collaboration on industry resilience and data-led sustainability.
    Designed by sustainable tourism experts, Weeva champions small, sustainable actions, backed by consistent data management, to boost efficiency and, ultimately, profitability within the industry.
    The Alliance has a wide reach in the hospitality sector, representing over 50,000 properties and 7 million rooms globally and is delighted Weeva can bring its expertise in addressing the many challenges the hospitality industry faces as it targets Net Positive Hospitality – a philosophy and approach that unlocks the hospitality industry’s potential to contribute to the world’s future.
    With this shared vision, both the Alliance and Weeva are working within the tourism and hospitality industries to address the challenges of measuring GHG emissions and facilitating more transparent, credible reporting.
    As an Affiliate Member, Weeva will be able to help shape and drive sustainable progress through having a seat at the Alliance’s Senior Advisory Council as well as access to the Alliance’s solutions and resources that are tailored specifically for the industry, by the industry.ADVERTISEMENTSustainable Hospitality Alliance CEO, Glenn Mandziuk, said:
    “We are delighted to welcome Weeva as an Affiliate Member and look forward to collaborating and working towards our shared vision to improve the industry’s reporting and measuring standards.  Weeva’s focus on using sustainability to create more efficient and resilient businesses reflects the Alliance’s ambitions to put the industry on a sustainable pathway to Net Positive Hospitality.  Collaboration with our affiliate members is invaluable as we implement our bold 5-year strategy to help the industry give back more than it takes.”
    Julie Cheetham, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Weeva commented:
    “The pandemic brought home just how vulnerable the tourism and hospitality sectors were; and how connected they are to the natural world. Practically overnight, we went from being one of the world’s biggest employers to the brink of collapse. This sparked a fire in myself and Lindsey Walter; we wanted to build a tool to mainstream and democratise sustainable operations and enable even the most ‘green-averse’ properties to improve their impact. It’s our mission to ditch the jargon, greenwashing and marketing ploys to make sustainability work for profit, people, and the planet.”

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    The UAE’s first casino license could be ‘imminent’ says Wynn CEO

    The first-ever license to allow casino operations in the UAE could be issued ‘imminently’ according to the boss of Wynn Resorts.
    The Las Vegas major has the first and only casino resort confirmed in the country, in Northern Emirate Ras Al Khaimah.In the group’s Q2 2023 earnings call, CEO Craig Billings spoke about the upcoming Wynn Al Marjan Island. He said: “We have everything we need to operate gaming in Al Marjan. I expect that we will have our license for Ras Al Khaimah actually imminently.”
    Billings touched on the current laws for gaming in the UAE, where gambling is not allowed.
    He said: “I think there’s confusion here because there’s a lack of understanding regarding individual Emirates versus the UAE as a whole. It’s clearly a 10, as I think I’ve talked about before to a state and federal system.
    “But there should be no concern that there is a legalisation process that needs to occur in order for gaming to occur in that property.”ADVERTISEMENTWynn Al Marjan Island will comprise 1,500 keys, including rooms, suites and villas, along with two dozen restaurants, a spa, an events centre, and a theatre for “unique production shows.” Wynn states the resort is designed for longer visits and “day trips” from those across the six other emirates. With this in mind, there will be nightly laser and light shows, much like in Las Vegas.
    The US$3.9 billion integrated resort will be home to the UAE’s first confirmed casino when it opens in 2027. The casino will take up four percent of the hotel’s total space.
    Source: Hotelier Middle East

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    Guests staying at any one of Sandals three resorts in St. Lucia can enjoy a Sandals golf course perfect for play at any skill-level. The all-remastered 18-hole, par 71 Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate boasts a Greg Norman-designed championship caliber course layout that features 7,000+ yards and dramatic elevation changes with undulating greens.
    Sandals St. Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap EstateThis 18-hole, par 71 course features 6,744 yards of sprawling green slopes, dotted with attractive ponds and lush foliage. Featuring a practice range with putting and chipping greens, this magnificent golf course is ideal for any level of experience.18-hole, resort-style coursePlays to 6,744 yards, par 71Sprawling green slopes dotted with attractive ponds and lush foliage

    FacilitiesFull-service golf pro shopClub storage facilitiesPractice range with full sized driving range and putting greensDriving rangeChanging facilities
    Complimentary green fees for guests staying at any of the Sandals Resorts in Saint LuciaComplimentary transfers for all nearby resorts to/from golf courseFrom Sandals Grande St. Lucian – 5-minute transferFrom Sandals Halcyon Beach – 25-minute transferFrom Sandals Regency La Toc – 35-minute transferGolf carts are mandatory, but not included. Rate is as follows:US $50 (up to 2 persons per cart)Optional golf rentals & amenities (per round):FootJoy® Shoe Rentals available for men and women (adult sizes only). Rate as follows: US $20Titleist® Golf club rentals available for men and women (left and right-handed). Rates as follows:US $75.00 for 18 holes(Includes a complimentary sleeve of Titleist® Pro V1® golf balls (3-count for course play)Complimentary group golf clinic hosted weekly.Private golf lessons led by a golf professional are available for an additional fee. Rates as follows:30 minutes US $100.0060 minutes US $180.0090 minutes US $260.00

    The magical island of Saint Lucia will host the World Travel Awards Caribbean & The Americas Gala Ceremony 2023 on 26 August 2023. The leading travel industry figureheads from across the region will attend the red-carpet reception at Sandals Grande St. Lucian.
    Graham Cooke, Founder, World Travel Awards, says: “I am honoured to unveil Saint Lucia as the host of our Caribbean & Americas Gala Ceremony 2023, in this our landmark 30th anniversary. Saint Lucia is helping to spearhead the recovery of travel and tourism in the Caribbean, and I am delighted this captivating island will form a crucial part of our anniversary tour.”He adds: “World Travel Awards has maintained its position as the industry leader for the past 30 years, consistently proving its value as the global benchmark for recognising excellence in travel and tourism. I look forward to joining the most senior travel industry figureheads from across the Caribbean and The Americas for what promises to be a fabulous event, acknowledging those organisations spearheading the growth of the region’s travel and tourism sector.”

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    New Multi-Sensory Art Retreat: A Transformative Experience at Milaidhoo Maldives

    Milaidhoo Maldives, the pristine boutique private island paradise, is proud to announce the launch of its 7-day Multi-Sensory Art Retreat for guests to reset the mind, body, and soul. The one-of-a-kind retreat experience in October 2023, hosted by renowned artist Alena Lavdovskaya, aims to ignite creativity and self-expression through a series of immersive experiences that engage all five senses.
    Alena Lavdovskaya is a renowned artist who brings glamour and elegance to life through her celebrated illustrations. With a career spanning two decades, Alena has collaborated with top models, hotels and celebrities, captivating audiences worldwide with her exquisite work. From fashion magazines to solo exhibitions, her artistic prowess shines through, making her a true icon in the industry.
    The Multi-Sensory Art Retreat at Milaidhoo will take place in October 2023 and is designed to take guests on a captivating journey of self-discovery and artistic exploration. The retreat will focus on vision, sound, taste, smell, touch, and intuition and each session of the retreat focuses on a different sensory aspect, allowing participants to unlock their creative potential in unique and unexpected ways.
    The retreat begins with the “Vision” session, where guests are guided through beginner’s techniques to gain confidence in putting their visions on paper and truly understanding new perspectives. The participants will be introduced to Alena, who will provide guidance and encourage them to share their desired outcomes for the retreat. Through brainteasers and a beginner’s art class, guests will shift their perspectives and gain inspiration for their artistic endeavours.
    ADVERTISEMENTNext, the “Sound” session invites guests to listen to themselves and their surroundings at the spa. Serenity Spa will perform a sound healing session, and Alena will guide guests in illustrating the emotions and sensations evoked by the sounds on a canvas. This session opens new avenues of artistic expression, introducing participants to innovative techniques of depicting “sound” through visual art.
    In the “Taste” session, participants embark on Milaidhoo’s culinary journey, collaborating with the Milaidhoo culinary team. Guests will put their senses to the test, tasting the chefs’ masterpieces in the wine cellar, while blindfolded. These creations will be in the form of hors d’oeuvres, bonbons, and canapés. After this session, the participants will learn the art of plating. The session focuses on creating culinary masterpieces as edible artworks, emphasizing presentation and plating techniques. After the plating session, guests will savour a delectable four-course meal specially crafted by Milaidhoo’s culinary team.
    The “Smell” session invites guests to a rejuvenating aromatherapy meditation session led by Serenity Spa and Alena. Through this aromatic experience, the retreat participants will explore how different scents can inspire and enhance their creative mindset. Alena will guide them in capturing scents in their artwork, while the spa team will share valuable insights on the impact of scents with guests and provide them with a gift pack of small scent bottles for further experimentation.
    Following a relaxing massage in the “Touch” session, guests will explore the sense of touch through finger painting techniques. Retreat participants will experience different textures brought about by paint and learn how to create tactile elements in their artwork. This session encourages guests to express themselves through the medium of touch and further enhances their sensory experience.
    Finally, in the “Intuition” session, guests will reflect on their profound journey and work with Alena to create inventive and unconventional self-portraits. Drawing from all the newfound senses and experiences, the retreat participants will create a personal art piece that captures the essence of their transformative journey. Alena will also create small art pieces for each guest, providing her interpretation of their newfound selves.

    The Multi-Sensory Art Retreat at Milaidhoo is a one-of-a-kind experience that combines artistic expression with sensory stimulation. It offers Milaidhoo guests a rare opportunity to discover their inner creativity and forge a deeper and more meaningful connection with themselves and their surroundings.
    For more information and to book the Multi-Sensory Art Retreat, please visit contact Milaidhoo via emailing at [email protected] or dialling +960 660 7788.

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    Four Seasons Partners with Shahid Khan to Build New Hotel and Private Residences in Florida

    Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, together with Shahid Khan through Iguana Investments Florida LLC (Iguana Investments), today announced plans for a new Hotel and Private Residences in Jacksonville, Florida.
    Anticipated to open in 2026, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville will play an integral role in the development of the Jacksonville Shipyards while ushering in a thrilling and historic next chapter for Downtown Jacksonville.
    Blending imaginative urban design on the banks of the St. Johns River, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville will be the centerpiece of the Jacksonville Shipyards, ideally located adjacent to the Sports Complex and proposed Stadium of the Future – a renovated and reimagined EverBank Stadium that will serve as home to the Jacksonville Jaguars while playing host to national and international sports and entertainment events for generations to come.
    “Four Seasons is incredibly proud to bring our renowned service and hospitality offering to one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States,” says Bart Carnahan, Executive Vice President, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “As Jacksonville continues to enhance its offerings for people to live, work and play, we look forward to working with Mr. Khan to expand our presence in Florida and extend our long-time partnership together, contributing to the city’s bright future and achieving our shared vision of building communities and creating exceptional luxury experiences.”
    About Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences JacksonvilleADVERTISEMENTFour Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville will offer 170 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, 26 Private Residences, and four dining and lounge outlets including a signature rooftop restaurant and bar, all-day restaurant, pool bar and grill, and lobby bar – all of which will be enjoyed by travellers and locals alike.
    Serviced by the renowned quality and genuine care for which Four Seasons is known, the Hotel will also feature a world-class spa, multiple outdoor pools with cabana service, a well-appointed gym; expansive meeting and event space; and the widely celebrated Kids For All Seasons Program with activities dedicated to younger guests. Guests, residents, and locals will also have access to a redeveloped marina offering unique experiences along the St. Johns River.
    Setting the stage for a new standout luxury destination in Jacksonville, the initial conceptual design for the project was created by Pininfarina America. HKS is the lead design architect, partnering with ODA Architecture for interior design and EDSA for landscape design, creating a modern yet timeless atmosphere. HKS has worked on Four Seasons projects in The Bahamas, Hawaii, Orlando, Denver and more.
    Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville will be joining an exceptional collection of properties in the Sunshine State that currently includes Orlando, Palm Beach, Surfside, Miami and Fort Lauderdale as well as an upcoming resort in Naples.
    The property will be the second Four Seasons property for Khan, the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. In September 2016, Khan purchased full ownership of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, regarded as the flagship property for the Toronto-based Four Seasons brand and universally heralded as one of the premier destinations in the luxury hotel segment anywhere in the world. The property, located in the fashionable Yorkville neighbourhood, is managed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
    About the Jacksonville Shipyards Development
    In addition to Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville, Phase One of the Jacksonville Shipyards will comprise a six-storey office building, a revamped full-service marina, a reinvigorated Metropolitan Park, a marina services building and a public park.
    The project will feature ample park space and walking paths connecting to the riverwalk, which will span from Downtown Jacksonville to Metropolitan Park. Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ business staff will move into the adjacent office building.
    Phase Two of the Jacksonville Shipyards will include a five-acre (two-hectare) property slated for mixed-use development. Initial plans include a medical component, which will add to the region’s thriving medical industry. Other potential uses include retail, residential, additional parking and green space. Khan has been singularly focused in recent years on making this vision a reality to create hundreds of new jobs, generate vital tourism revenue, attract residents and spark additional opportunities for emerging local businesses – all with Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville at center stage in Downtown Jacksonville.
    “I have immense love and respect for Jacksonville and Four Seasons alike,” Khan says. “So, for me, it’s always been about connecting the two, because they have so much to offer each other.”
    “Four Seasons is an iconic brand that will redefine Downtown Jacksonville and provide a luxury destination that we have been unable to offer until now. Jacksonville, in turn, will offer the new Four Seasons Hotel a spectacular setting on the banks of the St. Johns River and provide our entire community a reason to rally around the Shipyards, the Stadium of the Future and the overall future of Downtown Jacksonville. I’ve said all along that Four Seasons will be a game-changer for Jacksonville, and the change begins now.”


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