Four Seasons, one of the world's most recognisable luxury hotel groups, has announced a long term agreement with the owners of Bilila Lodge to manage the iconic Tanzanian resort. The property is set to be upgraded and will be rebranded as the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti in the fourth quarter of 2012.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Tanzania's Serengeti National Park covers 14,763sq km. The landscape features the largest concentration of plains animals in Africa, and is acclaimed for the best game drives and abundant year-round wildlife.
Representatives of the Four Seasons hotel brand indicate the sensitive nature of the reserve is a priority to be balanced with guest experience. Guests have the opportunity to witness nature at its best, day or night, including a herd of nearly 30 elephants that are frequent visitors.
"We have long wanted to expand into Sub-Saharan Africa and offer new outdoor adventure experiences to our guests," says Kathleen Taylor, president and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. "Now, we're thrilled to have an outstanding location and partners who share our vision to create a world class lodge like no other in the heart of Africa's finest safari region."
Four Seasons veteran James Kostecky has been appointed General Manager as the property transitions to Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti. Most recently General Manager at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai and Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Thailand, he has previous experience in Kenya with a hotel group based in Nairobi.
"It's great to be back in Africa, where each day brings a new wonder," says Kostecky, an avid photographer with a keen sense of adventure. "This Lodge will be an excellent opportunity for first time safari travellers, families and groups to experience the natural beauty, astounding wildlife and fascinating culture of the Serengeti."Related Links -
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