STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town Arrives on PlayStation®4

XSEED Games Welcomes New Players to a Cozy Seaside Town Brimming with Farming, Friendship, and Fun!

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XSEED Games today announced that STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town is now available for the PlayStation®4 for $39.99. Players can purchase the physical edition on the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers, while the digital release is available with a 10% launch week discount on the PlayStation®Store. The Expansion Pass, which adds new marriage candidates, outfits, and more, is available for $14.99.


STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town offers a cozy life/sim experience with the series’ signature charm, taking players to the cozy seaside burg of Olive Town on a quest to revitalize their grandfather’s dilapidated farm. An untamed wilderness awaits that can be customized down to the very tile, and further exploration yields fantastical lands – Earth Sprites lead the way to gardens where the seasons never change, an island in the sky, or even the inside of a volcano! The nearby port town offers delights for hardworking farmers with festivals, charming shops, and the promise of new friendship that may blossom into romance. STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town also offers such fresh features as: quests to revitalize and expand the town, fantastical transportation options such as a motorcycle or a wolf, a first-person photography mode, and so much more!


The DLC Expansion Pass features the “Animal Attire,” “School Uniforms,” and “Yukata Set” outfit packs, the “Olive Town Mystery Files” and “The Legendary Sprite Dance” sub-scenarios, and the “Windswept Falls,” “Terracotta Oasis,” and “Twilight Isle” Expansion Packs – all three of which include two additional marriage candidates from past games in the STORY OF SEASONS series. Three additional costume sets inspired by previous STORY OF SEASONS entries (“Pete and Claire’s Overalls,” “Yuto and Naomi’s Hoodies,” and “Henry and Holly’s Western Attire”) will also be included with all Expansion Pass purchases.


Find out more about the entire STORY OF SEASONS series on http://www.storyofseasons.com.


STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town is published by XSEED Games in North America and launched for PlayStation®4 on July 26. The game is also available on the Nintendo Switch™ system and PC via Steam. The title has been rated “E for Everyone” on all platforms by the ESRB. This title is published by Marvelous Europe for PlayStation®4 in European territories and will be released on July 29.


VIDEO: STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town – PlayStation 4 Launch Trailer

Four Seasons Hotel Doha Launches a New Way to Satisfy Taste Buds with “Folia” at the Après Spa Café


– Four Seasons introduces Folia, a plant-based menu that focuses on innovative creations at the Après Spa Café



– Folia is a creation of celebrated chef Matthew Kenney and Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed’s KBW Ventures

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This summer, Four Seasons Hotel Doha tempts food enthusiasts with a newly-added, mouth-watering plant-based menu that highlights an international health-conscious culinary concept with a local touch, to enjoy after a spa treatment or a workout, or simply to grab anytime throughout the day.


As Four Seasons Hotel Doha continues to offer an indulging sensation of taste, comfort, and pleasure to all, it introduces its new vibrant platters through the feel-good Après Spa Café – complete with relaxing indoor or fresh-air terrace dining. The café, which opens at 7:00 am, invites guests to start their day with a health-conscious breakfast, revitalize with an energizing smoothie throughout the day, or grab a small bite to eat from the assortment of Folia’s appetizers, entrées, and desserts, which are available daily at 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm, when the café closes.


Unique to Four Seasons, this concept was originally created by the celebrated American chef Matthew Kenney, the founder of more than 20 restaurants around the world. First launched at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Folia has bloomed with an added Middle Eastern touch as a result of a collaboration with globally-recognized investor and healthy living advocate, Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, and his company KBW Ventures.


This mélange of flavours is introduced in different countries of the GCC, including Qatar. In this regard, the General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Doha Shadi Suleman comments, “We are pleased to be presenting such flourishing food creations collaborated by the world-class Chef Matthew Kenney, and the energetic regional investor Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, to celebrate every Four Seasons visitor with special international plant-based cuisine infused with local touch to enjoy throughout the summer.”


“It is fitting that Folia, crafted to appeal to palates that have eaten the finest in healthy cuisine, is being presented at Four Seasons Hotel Doha now that Qatar is preparing to welcome the world for one of the biggest sporting events in history. I look forward to seeing the Qatari plant-based dining scene elevated with Chef Kenney’s inspired dishes,” says Prince Khaled, remarking on the launch. 


Crafting the Future of Plant-Based Cuisine


Folia, with its delicate Latin name that stands for “from the leaves,” emphasizes not only on following a healthy lifestyle on a personal level, but also on supporting global wellness. With that in mind, Folia is also all about innovation and imagination, which is represented by using seasonal ingredients to exhibit fun colours through cold and crisp dishes that can be enjoyed as starters. One such dish is the mixed palette of enticing green papayas, assorted with basil, cilantro, and spinach leaves, sprinkled generously with shredded carrots, and topped with cashew dressing. For avocado aficionados, enjoy them on toast with kumquat, radish, and herbs, all before drowning in the aromas and tastes of the entrées. Another indulgent offering consists of flavourful ravioli alfredo, stuffed with roasted butternut squash and vegan parmesan cheese, and the creative truffle pizza with Tuscan kale, wild mushrooms, cashew truffle cream, and lemon vinaigrette.


Since no menu is complete without a touch of sweetness, Folia mingles the perfect combinations of zesty orange and chocolate, beachy coconut and banana, and indulgent blackberry and cocoa to boost one’s mood at any time of the day.


All those enticing ingredients alone makes it worthwhile to visit Après Spa Café. The café comes as an inspiration to those who focus on a thriving lifestyle of healing and renewal to find their peace of mind after a spa treatment, or to fitness fanatics to fuel up before or after a workout, all of which engenders the perfect ambience of a plant-based cuisine, with its premium location right next to the wellness centre.


To enjoy healthy dining in a relaxing atmosphere, simply walk in to Après Spa Café, or call/WhatsApp +974 4494 8888 or email dining.doh@fourseasons.com to make a reservation.

Beulah and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Announce New Hotel in Melbourne, Australia

Taking luxury to new heights as part of the STH BNK By Beulah development, the Hotel will be located in what is set to be the world’s tallest vertical garden

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Award-winning Melbourne property developer, Beulah, today announces that Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, a global leader in luxury hospitality, has been chosen to manage the hotel within its new AUD 2.7 billion development, STH BNK By Beulah.  


Four Seasons Hotel Melbourne will include 210 rooms, crowning the western tower of STH BNK By Beulah, and will see guests arrive via a Sky Lobby situated on the 63rd floor, boasting panoramic views over Melbourne’s city skyline, beachfront and Royal Botanical Gardens. The Hotel will also offer a world-class integrated health and wellness experience, a sprawling rooftop restaurant and bar and multiple event spaces.


“Four Seasons was the perfect partner for STH BNK By Beulah and will offer an unmatched hospitality experience, while remaining uniquely Melbourne,” says Adelene Teh, Beulah Executive Director. “As STH BNK By Beulah continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the luxury, lifestyle and sustainability spaces, Four Seasons aligned perfectly to our ethos and vision, offering unparalleled experiences, a bold commitment to innovation, and fantastic sustainability initiatives across its hotels and resorts.”


On track to become Australia’s tallest tower, STH BNK By Beulah is also set to become the tallest vertical garden in the world, setting a precedent for future skyscrapers to incorporate the natural environment. The vertical garden will reach a total of 5.5 kilometres, the length of Melbourne’s famed The Tan running track nearly 1.5 times over.


“We are incredibly proud to partner with Beulah and to be a part of the leading-edge STH BNK By Beulah development. This project will set a new standard for luxury in Melbourne, offering guests an exceptional Four Seasons experience set within an environment that will be unmatched in this market,” says Bart Carnahan, President, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “At Four Seasons, we look for opportunities where we can be part of innovative new projects, with partners who share our vision for excellence – Four Seasons Hotel Melbourne is no exception, and we look forward to welcoming guests through our doors in the years ahead.”


In addition to services and amenities of the Hotel, guests will enjoy access to the myriad experiences available at STH BNK By Beulah, including the lush gardens, programming within the art and culture spaces, coworking facilities, the STH BNK Market Hall, and much more.


Envisioned as a vertical mini-metropolis, STH BNK By Beulah will comprise four distinct collections of private residences, public and green spaces, a rooftop sky garden, 3,000 seat auditorium, commercial offices, childcare centre, a health and wellness precinct, arts and culture spaces and programs, as well as world-class experiential retail, all within two twisting terraced forms.


Four Seasons Hotel Melbourne will be the second Four Seasons in Australia, joining the existing Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Construction is expected to begin late 2022 and will take approximately five years to complete. For more information, visit https://sthbnk.com/ and follow along @sth_bnk and @beulah_international on social.


About STH BNK By Beulah


STH BNK By Beulah is a project of an unprecedented scale for Melbourne, drawing together leading figures in international design and placemaking to create a world-class, multi-use development that sets a benchmark in liveable city design. Due to become Australia’s tallest building and home to the tallest vertical garden in the world, STH BNK By Beulah will be a stunning sculptural form composed of two towers. Comprising multiple touch points for the potential consumer spanning from residential to retail, culture, accommodation and wellness, STH BNK By Beulah will be a feast for the senses; a new place to live, work, play and explore.


About Beulah


Beulah creates transformational spaces and experiences for present and future generations. Pioneering a progressive approach to Melbourne’s property and lifestyle landscape, Beulah brings about positive change for cities, communities and individuals. Each thoughtfully considered project is defined by civic-minded responsibility, rigorous research, global vision, innovative thinking, and a passion for design and culture.

Chef Massimiliano Sena of Il Lago at Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Awarded Chef of the Year 2022 – Pastificio dei Campi Award

Chef Massimiliano Sena’s gourmet creations draw inspiration from convivial, childhood family meals

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The 2022 edition of Italy’s I Migliori Ristoranti Italiani nel Mondo saw Chef Massimiliano Sena awarded Chef of the Year 2022 – Pastificio dei Campi Award. The ranking is part of the 50 Top Italy brand, an online guide created by LSDM, an established Italian gourmet cooking congress, in collaboration with Luciano Pignataro Wine & Food Blog.


Chef Massimilano Sena is at the helm of Il Lago, the Michelin starred restaurant of Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva. The restaurant offers guests a convivial dining experience, with seasonal Italian dishes with a contemporary twist served in a classically styled dining room featuring soft blue colour palettes. Dishes are designed to be shared, providing a more informal, convivial experience than is traditionally associated with a Michelin starred establishment.


Bold and flavoursome, Chef Sena’s creations are an ode to his southern Italian roots. His cuisine draws inspiration from childhood experiences and family memories, with simple dishes prepared using top quality ingredients that are sourced both locally and from Italy. His signature creations include langoustine scampi with seasonal vegetables and cedar mustard, and green apple risotto with celery and coffee. Chef Sena has worked as Executive Chef of Il Lago since July 2016, retaining the restaurant’s coveted one Michelin star rating every year.

Valentine’s on the Hill at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Four Seasons style with a romantic stay for two in extraordinary surroundings

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Take romance to new heights with irresistible experiences on offer at Joburg’s most exquisite address. Available from Friday, February 11 to Tuesday, February 15, 2022, the Valentine’s on the Hill package offers a sweet escape amid a lush sanctuary for guests and their loved ones.


From surprise amenities on arrival to magical feasts at the signature Flames restaurant and regional-inspired spa treatments, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg is the perfect setting to celebrate the most romantic month of the year, with the one that matters the most.


Unforgettable Dining at Flames


As part of their stay, guests will be able to enjoy a Valentine’s dinner at Flames,* crafted by Executive Chef Daniel Payne and his culinary team.


Valentine’s Dinner


To celebrate love, enjoy a four-course romantic dinner starting with a cotton candy welcome cocktail followed by a delicious selection of courses on offer such as foie gras, 22k golden lobster carbonara and tender and crispy pork belly with crackling. Indulge in a little something extra with the Russian caviar menu. Bring the evening to an elegant finale with three dessert options including chocolate lovers gâteaux and rose pavlova.

  • Date: Sunday, February 13 and Monday, February 14, 2022
  • Price: ZAR 995 per person (excludes beverages)


*Guests may also exchange the above dinner offer, which is included in their stay, with a ZAR 595 credit (per person, per stay, for up to two guests) towards the à la carte menu in Flames restaurant or Valentine’s Brunch below.


Valentine’s Brunch


Reconnect with loved ones over a sumptuous brunch buffet starting with a welcome cocktail and continuing with live stations ranging from an oyster bar to a selection of handcrafted sushi. Specialty hot dishes from The Show Kitchen include the lobster medallion benedict and beef wellington made for two to share. End on a sweet note with the chocolate fountain, red velvet waffle station, or choose from a spread of other tempting treats.

  • Date: Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13, 2022
  • Time: From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Price: ZAR 895 per person


Wellness for Two


From indigenous ingredients to uplifting healing traditions, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg offers wellness experiences that help restore balance. Guests are invited to Journey Through Africa with a two-hour treatment designed to relieve tension and stimulate relaxation through a mineral-rich mud wrap, herbal-rich poultice massage, and a deeply nourishing facial. Alternatively, guests may try the Uplifting Journey treatment, which combines a relaxing massage using marula-herb infused oils with an invigorating pressure point foot massage, followed by a heavenly scalp treatment.


A Private Retreat for Two


Wake up to stunning views of the lush canopy from the private room or suite. From surprise amenities on arrival to impeccable service through the stay, and a complimentary Signature Westcliff breakfast, the team are always on-hand to ensure that each moment of the day is as wonderful as it is effortless. The Concierge team will remain available to assist with planning, including romantic activity suggestions, a perfect gift for a loved one, proposal assistance and more.


Reservations are highly recommended and may be made online or by calling (011) 481 6000.