Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Shahid Khan new Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida

TORONTO — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has partnered with Shahid Khan through Iguana Investments Florida LLC to build a new hotel and private residences in Jacksonville, Fla. The property will be the second Four Seasons for Khan. In 2016, he purchased full ownership of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.

Anticipated to open in 2026, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville will play an integral role in the development of the Jacksonville Shipyards while ushering in a thrilling and historic next chapter for downtown Jacksonville, and ideally located adjacent to the Sports Complex and proposed Stadium of the Future, a renovated and re-imagined EverBank Stadium that will serve as home to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The property will offer 170 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, 26 private residences and four dining-and-lounge outlets, including a signature rooftop restaurant and bar, all-day restaurant, pool bar and grill and lobby bar.

Additionally, the hotel will feature a world-class spa, multiple outdoor pools with cabana service, a well-appointed gym, expansive meeting-and-event space and the widely celebrated Kids For All Seasons Program with activities dedicated to younger guests. Guests, residents and locals will also have access to a re-developed marina offering unique experiences along the St. Johns River.

Setting the stage for a new standout luxury destination in Jacksonville, the initial conceptual design for the project was created by Pininfarina America. HKS is the lead design architect, partnering with ODA Architecture for interior design and EDSA for landscape design, creating a modern yet timeless atmosphere.

In addition to Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville, phase one of the Jacksonville Shipyards will comprise a six-storey office building, a revamped full-service marina, a reinvigorated Metropolitan Park, a marina services building and a public park.

Phase two of the Jacksonville Shipyards will include a five-acre property slated for mixed-use development. Initial plans include a medical component. Other potential uses include retail, residential, additional parking and green space. Khan has been singularly focused in recent years on making this vision a reality to create hundreds of new jobs, generate vital tourism revenue, attract residents and spark additional opportunities for emerging local businesses.

“I have immense love and respect for Jacksonville and Four Seasons alike,” says Khan. “So, for me, it’s always been about connecting the two, because they have so much to offer each other. Four Seasons is an iconic brand that will re-define downtown Jacksonville and provide a luxury destination that we have been unable to offer until now. Jacksonville, in turn, will offer the new Four Seasons Hotel a spectacular setting on the banks of the St. Johns River and provide our entire community a reason to rally around the Shipyards, the Stadium of the Future and the overall future of downtown Jacksonville. I’ve said all along that Four Seasons will be a game-changer for Jacksonville, and the change begins now.”

“Four Seasons is incredibly proud to bring our renowned service and hospitality offering to one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.,” says Bart Carnahan, executive VP, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “As Jacksonville continues to enhance its offerings for people to live, work and play, we look forward to working with Mr. Khan to expand our presence in Florida and extend our long-time partnership together, contributing to the city’s bright future and achieving our shared vision of building communities and creating exceptional luxury experiences.”


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