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 Evergreen Pte Ltd. Contracts with Four Seasons
to Operate Hotel in Beijing
Stefan Simkovics Appointed General Manager of the
300 room Four Seasons Hotel Beijing Opening in 2005


TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2004 - Four Seasons announced that it has signed an agreement with Evergreen Pte Ltd. to manage a new hotel in Beijing, scheduled to open in mid 2006. With this announcement, Four Seasons establishes itself in China's three most important markets. Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai opened in 2002, and Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is scheduled to open in 2005.

"We look forward to opening the doors of Four Seasons Hotel Beijing as the city prepares to welcome the 2008 Olympic Games," said Isadore Sharp, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. "China continues to grow in importance as a business and cultural destination for travelers from around the world. Four Seasons will now be there to welcome them in China's key city centres."

Located in Beijing's diplomatic and commercial center, the Hotel's location is ideal for business and leisure guests. Four Seasons will be part of the Sunny Region Development on Xiao Liang Ma Qiao Road in the Chao Yang District. The new United States Embassy will be across the street, and the Japanese Embassy just steps away. Within five minutes are two major exhibition centers and numerous international corporate offices, while the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Silk Market are all within fifteen minutes of the hotel. The General Manager will be Stefan Simkovics, most recently the GM at Four Seasons Hotel Berlin.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing will offer approximately 300 guest rooms and suites built around a central atrium. Complete meeting facilities include two ballrooms and additional function spaces that will be easily accessed from the adjacent commercial office tower. Three restaurants and a lobby lounge will offer a variety of local and international dining experiences, and private rooms will be available for more intimate business and social events. Both the business traveler and tourist will appreciate the extensive spa and fitness facilities planned at the Hotel. The spa will offer a full range of treatments, and guests can exercise using the most advanced cardiovascular and strength training equipment in the gym, or workout in the indoor pool.

Four Seasons entered the Asian market in 1990 with its first hotel in Tokyo. Today, travelers can enjoy the Four Seasons experience in major business centres across the region, including Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Taipei. Leisure travelers can choose from five Four Seasons resorts in Asia, including Chiang Mai, the Maldives, Bali and Langkawi, scheduled to open in 2005.

Founded in 1960, Four Seasons has followed a targeted course of expansion, opening hotels in major city centers and desirable resort destinations around the world. Currently with 63 hotels in 28 countries, and more than 20 properties under development, Four Seasons will continue to lead luxury hospitality with innovative enhancements, making business travel easier and leisure travel more rewarding. 

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Also See: Financial Street Holding Co., Ltd. and Ritz Carlton Developing 256 room Hotel In Beijing / June 2004
New 320-Room Ritz-Carlton and 591-Room JW Marriott Hotels Scheduled to Open In Beijing in 2007 / April 2004

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