BAKU, Azerbaijan — The First Four Seasons hotel has opened in Baku, Azerbaijan in time for this fall’s 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will feature performances by Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Rihanna.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for Baku. The city is changing almost daily now, and we are right in the middle of it,” said Tarek Mourad, GM of the new hotel.
The 171-room property is on the Caspian Sea in the capital of an oil-rich country, which is just north of the Middle East. It features four restaurants and bars, including the high-style Kaspia and Kaspia Bar, as well as the Jaleh Spa and Pool.