Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo recently underwent a multi-million dollar property enhancement as it celebrated its 10th anniversary. Here's a look behind the look, spearheaded by California-based hospitality design firm EDG and Dallas-based Paul Duesing Partners.
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 sells handcrafted Costa Rican handbags, as well as exclusive offerings. Also nearby is the spa, which introduced an updated salon.
The resort’s renovation also 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.