Four Seasons Resort Langkawi Embraces Bold New Look
A daring transformation is underway of the award-winning Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, elevating the tropical UNESCO beach haven to a new level of modern luxury and indulgence. The new look is the work of cutting-edge designer Bill Bensley and his Bangkok and Bali based teams. It sees the signature colour scheme changed from earthen tones to a palette of bold and vibrant blues, adding further drama and excitement to the backdrop of beaches, rainforest and cliffs provided by the surrounding Langkawi UNESCO Geopark.
The concept was to create a modern background for the Resort’s 19 hectares (48 acres) of beachfront tropical gardens, which Bensley – also a landscape architect – designed. The effect is a dramatic expanse of viewpoints, awash with vibrant infusions of colour. The Malay-style Welcome Pavilion is set in the centre of a frangipani-lined pond, complete with its own antique boat. As guests journey to their rooms, intense midnight blues give way to shades of cobalt and power blue.
The Resort’s 68 Malay-style Pavilions now reflect Bensley’s modern eclectic style. The airy rooms feature the trademark accent of blues, bespoke artworks and objets d’art, revived teak floors and antique mirror inlays, providing guests with a fresh and stylish sanctuary. The Resort has already unveiled three new Deluxe Family Beach Villas with Plunge Pool and two new Three Bedroom Garden Villas with Pool. The main pools also received a modern new look, including the 55-metre (180-foot) Adult Quiet Pool with its incredible sea views, and the Family Pool, comprising several multi-tiered pools seductively positioned among frangipani trees and red sealing wax palms.
“Bensley’s reimagining of Four Seasons Resort Langkawi is characteristically edgy and artistic,” says the Resort’s General Manager Andrew W. Harrison. “It perfectly complements the property’s mix of village-style architecture and Moorish influences and is wildly impressive in both the overview and detail.”