EDG, Paul Duesing Partners head Four Seasons Costa Rica enhancement

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo announced a multi-million dollar property enhancement. The resort refresh – spearheaded by California-based hospitality design firm EDG and Dallas-based Paul Duesing Partners – happened as the property celebrated its 10th anniversary.

According to Pascal Forotti, GM of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, the enhancement stayed true to the pura vida style of the property.

The renovation married design with the property’s two exclusive beaches, jungle and panoramic ocean views. Emblematic of that change is the water-hued seating that offers a place for relaxation, overlooking a handcrafted Tico mosaic that is prominent on the main wall. Nearby, new luxury retail boutique, Delrio, features handcrafted Costa Rican handbags as well as exclusive offerings. Also nearby is the spa that introduced an updated salon.

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Also key introductions following the resort’s renovation are the re-imagined restaurant and lounge concepts. The renovation included three new additions to the resorts culinary landscape: Cena Sociale Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar, Sol y Sombra Latin Kitchen and Seafood Grill, and Tico's Lounge with menus conceptualized by executive chef Mario Alcocer.

Cena Sociale has a wine bar. Sol y Sombra offers alfresco setting. Meanwhile, Tico's has an open-air lounge setting.

Four Seasons was founded in 1960. It currently operates 92 hotels and private residences in 38 countries, and with more than 60 projects in development.

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