Surrounded by the vivid blues of the sky and the Mediterranean Sea, the newest accommodation at Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano is unlike any other in the city. Designed for privacy and pleasure, The Palace’s location on the tip of the Hotel’s peninsula is inspired by Alexandria’s role as a much-loved summer seaside getaway, with design inspiration taken from maritime influences, a Mediterranean colour palette, and the glamour of the city’s golden age. Surrounded on three sides by the shimmering sea, staying in The Palace almost feels like staying on a private island, with an air of complete exclusivity and not a soul to disturb the peace and quiet. And it’s equally as luxurious.
Sprawling over a total of 3,330 square metres (35,844 square feet), this is the perfect accommodation option for private family time or for gathering friends together and throwing an opulent celebration in spaces that are the height of luxury, complemented by a carefully curated selection of objets d’art, paintings, and hand-crafted design touches. And the combination of space, privacy and on-call personalized butler service mean that whether guests choose to relax or party, they will have everything they need on hand to do both.
Crowned by the Mediterranean Sea and with vast outdoor and indoor spaces, The Palace boasts exceptional privacy, yet is easily connected to the rest of the Hotel where guests can dine in one of the many restaurants, play an on-site round of tennis, or explore an authentic fishing experience with a local guide.
There are many things that make The Palace special, and space is definitely one of them, with plentiful indoor and outdoor areas surrounded by the sea, complemented by complete privacy sprawling over a total of 3,330 square metres (35,844 square feet). Indoors, the light-filled living area forms the hub of the suite, filled with artful design details and hand-picked accessories, as well as plenty of seating areas for socializing and dining. Leading off the living area are the en-suite three bedrooms.
Outdoors is The Palace’s main raison d’être, with a 300-metre (984 foot) full-size landscaped swimming pool with a built-in whirlpool, perfect for long summer days spent splashing in the sun, or for lounging with a good book and a cooling drink.
The large sun terrace, surrounded by 300-degree views of the sea, is dotted with loungers, outdoor sofas, poolside dining tables and shady canopies, creating individual seating areas that give everyone their own space, as well of options for getting together. It’s the perfect place for soaking up the sun’s rays and appreciating the special location of The Palace, secreted away from the rest of the Hotel.
At the far end of the terrace is the sea-gazing lounge, spread beneath shady canopies and offering breathtaking panoramas over the sea. Early risers can welcome the sunrise from here, but it’s an unmissable spot n the evening as the sun sinks into the waters for yet another spectacular Mediterranean sunset. Once night falls, the lights of Alexandria twinkle on the skyline, and the feeling of being on a private island away from it all is complete, even though the city is only a few minutes away.
Throughout the day, The Palace’s versatile layout is as flexible as a guest’s imagination and is designed to bring the views to the fore. From private sunrise yoga on the terrace to a traditional Alexandrian seafood barbecue prepared by a dedicated chef, poolside massages, or a sunset cocktail celebration, The Palace is designed for full flexibility and to be used by guests however they wish to, with those views as a constant backdrop.
Away from the social indoor and outdoor spaces, privacy can be found in the three spacious, light-filled bedrooms, each offering a soothing sanctuary in shades of sand and blue, reflecting the colours of the sea with marine-inspired art and décor pieces providing thoughtful details that connect to the city’s heritage. The primary bedroom’s bathroom is clad with Italian Carrara marble, a tempting place to linger in the oversized bathtub, with a backdrop of even more of those Mediterranean views. It’s even worth taking time for a soak during the day when the bathroom is flooded with extraordinary sunlight.
With all this private space, it’s only natural that guests will be tempted to stay put and not step outside of The Palace. Whether it’s a relaxed breakfast on the sun terrace, a barbecue of freshly-caught seafood, or a meal brought in from one of the Hotels’ signature restaurants, the dining choices and in-suite venues are as diverse as the guests’ appetites.
The Palace is available for bookings from May to October to maximize Alexandria’s summer months. Alexandria is well connected to major gateway cities throughout the GCC, and is only a short flight from many parts of Europe, making it the perfect short-haul seaside escape. Space, exceptional Four Seasons service and an unmatched Mediterranean setting combine to make The Palace the epitome of luxury in the city.
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