Four Seasons Hotels is now offering a new outdoor adventure experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has now signed a strategic management agreement with the owners of a resort in the Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park named Bilila Lodge, and is operating the already beautiful property, which will be upgraded as per international standards and renamed Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania, in fall of 2012.
“We have long wanted to expand into Sub-Saharan Africa and offer new outdoor adventure experiences to our guests,” says Kathleen Taylor, president and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Now, we’re thrilled to have an outstanding location and partners who share our vision to create a world class lodge like no other in the heart of Africa’s finest safari region.”
Four Seasons veteran James Kostecky has been appointed General Manager as the property transitions to Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti. Most recently General Manager at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai and Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Thailand, he has previous experience in Kenya with a hotel group based in Nairobi.
“It’s great to be back in Africa, where each day brings a new wonder,” says Kostecky, an avid photographer with a keen sense of adventure. “This Lodge will be an excellent opportunity for first time safari travellers, families and groups to experience the natural beauty, astounding wildlife and fascinating culture of the Serengeti.”
This venture is a great opportunity for the Four Seasons to build their brand and reputation to an even higher level. The safari lodge in the Serengeti is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, which not many major chain hotels get the opportunity to expand onto such protected areas. The property has 60 rooms, 12 suites and five villas – all of which have views over the Serengeti.