It’s been said that privacy is the new luxury, and that’s especially important now. When the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort reopens on July 1, ultimate luxury is exactly what social distancing-conscious guests can expect.
“Having access to semi-private or fully-private spaces is important to many travelers,” says resort spokeswoman Dana Berry. “Four Seasons Resort Orlando offers amenities and service that is unparalleled in the Orlando market, and the design of the resort (set on 26 acres), [provides] ample room for guests to spread out and find their own secluded spot to relax and unwind.”
The AAA Five Diamond Resort in the heart of the most magical place on Earth has always provided opportunities for privacy in its beautiful resort setting. However, guests will also be able to experience these seven amazing amenities while still maintaining their distance from other travelers.
1. Private Guest Room Terraces
At more than 500 square feet, the guest rooms at the Four Seasons Orlando Resort have the largest square footage of any hotel space in Orlando — and all of them include furnished private terraces. These outdoor spaces are the perfect spots to enjoy morning coffee or in-room dining with spectacular views. Two new in-room dining offerings are the afternoon tea party service complete with an assortment of teas, tea sandwiches, scones, and Devonshire cream and a “DIY” cocktail kit that includes all the ingredients to make a specialty cocktail (along with video instructions) for an interactive in-room activity. Guests have the option of door-side dining delivery or traditional in-room dining setup.
2. Suite Escape
Four Seasons Orlando suites range from 825 square to an impressive 3,300 square feet, all with furnished terraces. All suites also connect to at least one additional guest room, making them the perfect choice for families looking for privacy and plenty of space.
3. Ultimate Suites Experience
The Ultimate Suites Experience takes the already luxurious Four Seasons suite experience to another level: the entire top floor of the hotel. This experience offers the ultimate private escape by giving guests the 16th floor all to themselves, including the Royal and Presidential suites, plus a variety of connecting rooms. Of course, this top-floor level of luxury includes butler service and the ability to have private meals served in the Royal Suite’s dining area.
4. Cabana Time
Four Seasons pools are always peaceful sanctuaries with plenty of space for private relaxation, but guests looking for an even more secluded retreat can reserve a private cabana. The spacious cabanas (at both the Oasis adult-only pool and the Explorer family pool) provide a shaded “home base” for a day of sun and fun at the pools. Cabana service includes bottled water, a dedicated pool server, and a round of drinks for four — like refreshing Daiquiris or fresh fruit smoothies. For guests taking a spin around the lazy river, wicker hanging pod chairs are not only Instagram photo faves, but they’re also private spots to enjoy a shady break.
5. Spa Relaxation Areas
The Spa at Four Seasons Orlando Resort has four relaxation areas that provide the perfect getaway from other guests. The indoor tranquility lounge has several cozy seating areas, the lakeside outdoor terrace allows guests to enjoy the Florida sun, and the solarium’s zero-gravity memory foam loungers are perfect for a cat nap. Access to The Spa’s relaxation areas is complimentary for registered resort guests.
6. Tom Fazio-Designed Golf Course
Golf is the perfect sport for social distancing, and Four Seasons Orlando guests can enjoy exclusive access to the resort’s 18-hole golf course that’s also a certified Audubon wildlife sanctuary — don’t worry, the deer, turkeys, osprey, and turtles will also keep their distance. In addition to the 18-hole course, there’s also a golf practice facility with a Par 3 short course and putting course driving range. This summer, hotel guests can enjoy complimentary play on the Par 3 course on select nights.
7. Al Fresco and Private Dining
Guests can dine worry-free at Four Seasons Orlando because all restaurants will have social distancing measures in place and are also accepting reservations at limited capacities to ensure guests’ safety and comfort. All dining locations also offer outdoor dining areas, including the open-air covered outdoor seating at PB&G (that also offers poolside service) and the outdoor terrace with a lakeside view at Plancha at the golf clubhouse. The modern Italian restaurant, Ravello, has a covered outdoor terrace as well as a private dining room and Capa — the Resort’s signature rooftop tapas-style steakhouse — offers outdoor terrace seating for both the bar and restaurant plus two private dining rooms that can seat up to 35 people.
To make a summer getaway at the Four Seasons Orlando even “more” enticing, the resort is offering a new Experience More Package that includes a $200 nightly credit for stays in a guest room or $500 nightly credit for stays in a one- or two-bedroom suite. With a wide variety of world-class activities and amenities onsite, guests will have no trouble finding ways to spend their credit, including spa and salon treatments, golf, tennis, or retail purchases. Guests can also use their resort credit for in-room dining or at the resort’s restaurants, including the prix-fixe Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy & His Pals on Saturdays (beginning on July 4 for resort guests only).
“This is the ideal package for guests who are ready to have some fun in the sun, Four Seasons style,” says regional vice president and general manager of Four Seasons Resort Orlando, Thomas Steinhauer. “Our resort offerings will ensure the whole family has an amazing getaway, and the Experience More package enables our guests to use their resort credit for a variety of indulgences, such as a gourmet dinner at Capa, golf on the Tom Fazio course, or a pool cabana for the day.”
Welcoming Guests Back with the Utmost Care
Four Seasons Resort Orlando knows that guest expectations have changed, and safety needs to be the highest priority. Because of that, Four Seasons has implemented a new global health and safety program called Lead With Care to address the evolving COVID-19 situation. With a focus on enhancing cleanliness, guest comfort, and safety, high touch surfaces throughout the Resort — including all guest rooms — will be treated on an intensified cleaning and sanitizing schedule, including the use of electrostatic sprayers to apply disinfectants.
“Along with already-commonplace measures such as more sanitizers, masks, and heightened cleaning and hygiene, our Lead with Care program will […] deliver an experience grounded in safety and trust,” says Christian Clerc, president of global operations for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “While the Four Seasons experience may look different in this new environment, it will ultimately feel the same — our dedicated people will continue to deliver the same intuitive service and personalized care for which Four Seasons is known and trusted the world over.”