The five-star Four Seasons Hotel Amman takes prime position between the prestigious Al Sweifiyah residential area and the Shmeisani financial district, in the heart of Jordan’s vibrant capital. It’s a stunning property that offers all the comfort s of a homeaway- from-home but with so many welcomed added touches. We tell you why it’s the perfect accommodation choice when visiting Amman…

SUITE LIVING

Expect nothing short of a royal treatment at the Four Seasons Hotel Amman. Check-in is as smooth a process as can be and first impressions of the staff show how incredibly friendly and welcoming they all are – we feel at home! The hotel itself is stunning – with a lobby that boasts a grand staircase, a beautiful chandelier and marble finishings. THIS, is what true Arabian hospitality is about! Our accommodation for the next four nights was going to be an Executive King Suite – a lavish room located on the 5th to 14th floors (we were on 11!) with a huge and comfortable king bed, a separate living area with plush sofas, a walk-in closet, and a massive bathroom with a heavenly tub and shower.

The city views from the suite were spectacular, plus we were blown away by just how spacious these living quarters were. From the soft bedding, to the luxury amenities and the different areas of the suite, everything was perfect, but, for us, it was the added touches that made the stay all that more special. Every day, there were foodie treats waiting in the living room – from dry fruits to delicious cold mezze, an array of drinks, and the tastiest chocolate truffles we’ve ever tried. Add to this the nespresso machine and generously stocked mini bar, and you’ve got little extras that add to the high level of comfort and service that we experienced. Our most favourite thing was the innovative lighting in the room – especially the bedside lamps which had a multitude of dim to bright light options – and when you’re in Amman for work or leisure, it’s important to get a good night’s sleep – with these fixtures plus the amazing beds, we had the best night’s sleep!

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DIVINE DINING

Let us start with one of our favourite parts of the stay – breakfast at Olea restaurant. Number one – we love that breaky is served until 11am, number two – the hot and cold offerings are delicious, especially the fresh fruit and the yummy pastries, and number three – the staff provide the most efficient service which will have you start your day on a positive note. If you’re staying over the weekend, the Friday Brunch in Olea is a massive must.

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The array of food and drinks in exquisite; meat-eaters will love the juicy bbqstyle steaks and chicken and lamb on skewers; whilst starters provide refreshing salads and a mix of mouthwatering mezze; and desserts are a whole other delight – we recommend the chocolate lava cake! Every week, the brunch adopts a new theme and the food and drinks are designed to reflect this. Olea also has an outdoor terrace where guests can dine, enjoy their choice of shisha, and admire the herb garden. If you really want to feel the real hustle and bustle of an evening in Amman, head to Five Grill & Lounge – a brand new terrace that is frequented by the city’s cool crowd and those who want a relaxed evening with friends, in a stylish and modern atmosphere. This lovely venue had the most incredible beet salad that we’ve ever tasted. Plus drinks are delicious, service is fast and you can enjoy an aromatic shisha as well as Amman’s gorgeous weather too.

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SPA SECRETS 

There’s your regular luxury spa, then there’s the breathtaking spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Amman. Inspired by the restorative and relaxing benefits of the Dead Sea, this spa boasts a huge indoor pool, a sprawling changing area (men and women separate), great treatment rooms with mood lighting and music, and a nice relaxation area for aftertreatment. We’d highly recommend either the Spa Signature treatment which starts with the delicate removal of dead skin cells followed by a warm Dead Sea mud wrap to help cleanse and detoxify the skin, finishing with the Oriental relaxing massage; or the Nabatean treatment – a luxurious local treatment which starts with a full body scrub using a unique mixture of olive seeds and Dead Sea salt crystals, followed by a full body olive oil massage.

The treatment continues with a scalp massage using special Argan oil. The first of the two is great for clearing toxins, and relaxing the body, whilst the latter gives you glowing skin and eases muscle tension. With both treatments, the therapists were extremely knowledgeable and professional. We recommend that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your treatment and make use of the spa facilities, such as the sauna and steam room. You’ll feel transported to a whole different world at this spa – and, like us, you won’t want to leave.

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Four Seasons Hotel Amman is truly a special place. The décor, the design, the amenities and facilities, every single guest comfort has been carefully thought about and created. What we loved most, however, was the warm nature of the staff, for whom nothing was too much of an ask. If you’re planning a trip to other Jordanian sites like the Citadel, the dead sea or even Petra, the lovely people at the concierge desk will be happy to help. We’ll be returning to Amman soon, and the Four Seasons will definitely be the place to stay.

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GO: Call +962 (6) 550 5555 or visit www.fourseasons.com for reservations and more information. Fly: Direct from doha to AMMAN with qatar airways (www.qatarairways.com).