The Four Seasons Hotel in the Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste, will close its doors for four months, from August to November, to complete a complete remodeling.
This hotel opened in January 2004 and has 139 rooms and 25 suites, restaurants, spa, bars, swimming pools and other entertainment areas.
The company will invest $20 million, which will include all areas, from the rooms to the lobby, restaurants, gym, etc.
“The idea is to keep it as one of the best hotels in Latin America and the world. We want to modernize the product, provide a high-level experience with a strong local touch, reinforce the interaction with the country, its culture and gastronomy”, explained Manuel Ardón, spokesperson for the Four-Season Hotel.
“The intervention is big, which is why we considered it best to close down for four months. We considered that if the work were done with the hotel open it would affect the clients’ experience and the security of our guests and our employees”, concluded Ardón.
The hotel currently has more than 600 employees, who according to the hotel will cease their work activities and have the possibility of being rehired when the hotel opens the doors again. They expect to need a total of 890 employees once the remodeling is complete.
The American company Gencom recently acquired most of the shares of the national company Ecodesarrollo Papagayo S.A., owner of Papagayo Resort; This purchase included the Four Seasons and an 18-hole golf course, Papagayo Marina, Club House and Prieta Beach Club.
The occupation of the Four Seasons Hotel has an average of 75-80%.