Taking its inspiration from the grand classical hotels on the French Riviera, The Four Seasons, Baku combines French Beaux-Arts style with modern touches to provide the chain’s signature brand of luxury.
The striking nine-storey building comprises 171 guestrooms, of which 29 are suites. The décor follows the classical French theme but is kept current through the additional of contemporary furniture and fabrics, with almost all rooms opening to a balcony with views of the Caspian Sea or the Old City.
The grand public areas are spaciously proportioned, using a neutral colour palette combined with accents of fresh greens, charcoal and ebony to create a calming and sophisticated ambience. Undulating curves on the furnishings combined with spectacular sculptural bespoke lighting add a touch of drama to the rooms.
In Zafferano, the hotel’s signature restaurant, Richmond continues the drama of the high vaulted ceiling through lavish Italian mosaic flooring echoed by the hand painted panels on the windows. Ornate Murano glass chandeliers hang from gold domed alcoves. Meanwhile, Bentley’s Whiskey Bar has been designed in a refined Gentleman’s Club style, featuring dark furnishings, geometric patterns, a dramatic mirrored bar and bespoke lighting to create a relaxing, intimate feel to the room.
The large spa and indoor pool within a glass-roofed atrium has been designed in a classic style with neutral colours and clean simple lines. The facilities include male and female Hammams, speciality treatment rooms and large beauty areas.