Hotel Review of The Four Seasons Hotel AmmanMarch 23, 2010 By: Mary Winston Nicklin
A darling of visiting royalty and celebrities like Angelina Jolie, the Four Seasons Amman makes a grand impression from the get-go-- even before stepping into the lobby. All Jordanian hotels require that guests clear security screening, and the Four Seasons has an efficient set-up outside the lobby. The entrance is dramatic; the lobby has soaring ceilings above gleaming white marble floors. We were greeted by a stunning floral display, a Four Seasons signature. Amman's best florist comes once a week to change the arrangement. Indeed these impressive flower displays are found throughout the hotel-- from the spa to the signature Seasons Restaurant. Tip: The weekend brunch scene at Seasons is quite the hit among locals.
Before meeting with Sales Manager Othman Adawiya, we took a seat in the lounge where a waiter appeared- as if out of thin air- carrying cushions for our chair. The 192-room hotel opened in December 2002 and attracts both leisure guests and business clientele (including incentive groups and conferences). The comfortable rooms are the largest in Amman, appointed with marble bathrooms with separate tubs and walk-in showers, devoted work stations, and brand new carpets. (Tech addicts will be pleased to learn that all rooms will soon have flat-screen TVs- a project in the works.) Peek in your mini bar and you'll find Pez candy, Labello lip balm, and eye masks along with the usual drinks.
We particularly liked the spa, featuring natural Dead Sea products along with organic Florame amenities from France. In the relaxation area, a bar counter is laid out with traditional hibiscus tea, water, and nibbles. The indoor infinity pool is gorgeous; walls of glass frame sweeping views of the city from the hotel's hilltop perch. Booking tips: April is peak season, and during June and July, the Four Seasons is host to extravagant weddings almost daily. The outside terrace is equally popular during Ramadan, when lavish breakfasts are served.