Now Accepting Reservations: Four Seasons Hotel Baku

Four Seasons Hotel BakuAs we reported last December, the new Four Seasons in Azerbaijan’s prosperous capital city of Baku is one of “the most anticipated hotels of 2012.” Smack dab on the city’s waterfront promenade, the hotel is housed in a Beaux-Arts building at 77/79 Neftchilar Avenue. Most guest rooms offer balconies over the Caspian Sea or the Old City.

The buzz: Four Seasons recently announced a June 15, 2012 opening date for the property. Like the Four Seasons London at Park Lane, this luxury hotel will have a penthouse spa. Of the 10 spa treatment rooms, the VIP couple’s suite will be the crème de la crème—with a private terrace overlooking the Caspian Sea. There’s also a special room for Ghassoul mud applications. Separate men’s and women’s changing rooms each have saunas, experience showers, ice fountains, steam rooms, and hammams. Guests can also hit the gym, or go for a swim in a heated pool topped with a vaulted glass ceiling.

Four restaurants include the Italian-themed all-day eatery called Zafferano, and the chic rooftop joint called Kaspia, destined to be a scene. (The 16-seat private dining table is housed in a turret.) For more information, visit

Pictured: A Premier Room.