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Review: Four Seasons Jacksonville


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Keeping up our continued effort to keep you, our readers, up to date with all the latest luxury hotel news, we are delighted to share that Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts are launching yet another Four Seasons hotel in Florida.

We’ve already reviewed the best Four Seasons in Florida and this hotel will undoubtedly be a contender for the crown, once it opens.

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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.

The property will be the second Four Seasons property for Shahid Khan through Iguana Investments Florida LLC (Iguana Investments), the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.

In September 2016, Khan purchased full ownership of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, regarded as the flagship property for the Toronto-based Four Seasons brand and universally heralded as one of the premier destinations in the luxury hotel segment anywhere in the world. The property, located in the fashionable Yorkville neighborhood, is managed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

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

The project will feature ample park space and walking paths connecting to the riverwalk, spanning Downtown Jacksonville to Metropolitan Park. Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ business staff will move into the adjacent office building.

Phase Two of the Jacksonville Shipyards will include a five-acre (two-hectare) property slated for mixed-use development. Initial plans include a medical component, adding to the region’s thriving medical industry. Other potential uses include retail, residential, additional parking, and green space. In recent years, Khan has been singularly focused 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 – all with Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville at center stage in Downtown Jacksonville.


Blending imaginative urban design on the banks of the St. Johns River, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville will be the centerpiece of the Jacksonville Shipyards, ideally located adjacent to the Sports Complex and proposed Stadium of the Future – a renovated and reimagined EverBank Stadium that will serve as home to the Jacksonville Jaguars while playing host to national and international sports and entertainment events for generations to come.

Style & Character

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 for interior design and EDSA for landscape design, creating a modern yet timeless atmosphere. HKS has worked on Four Seasons projects in The Bahamas, Hawaii, Orlando, Denver, and more.


Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville will offer 170 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites and 26 Private Residences.

Service & Facilities

Serviced by the renowned quality and genuine care for which Four Seasons is known, the hotel will also 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 redeveloped marina offering unique experiences along the St. Johns River.

Food & Drink

Fur dining and lounge outlets will include a signature rooftop restaurant and bar, an all-day restaurant, a pool bar and grill, and a lobby bar, all of which will be enjoyed by travelers and locals alike.


Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Jacksonville will join an exceptional collection of properties in the Sunshine State that currently includes Orlando, Palm Beach, Surfside, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale, as well as an upcoming resort in Naples.

From our perspective, this resort offers yet another Four Seasons property where you can enjoy the sunshine when the rest of the northern hemisphere is cold. We particularly like the riverfront boardwalk in front of the hotel that overlooks the water and offers the opportunity for an evening stroll. This whole garden and waterfront area will be a gorgeous place to take in the day as the sun sets. The pool is perfectly positioned on the property to make the most of the setting and carefully planted palms and greenery will add a lush tropical feel to this exclusive resort.

Khan believes that “Four Seasons is an iconic brand that will redefine 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.”

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