God is in the Details
Mr. Scott Trent, director of residences reveals what the property has in store for its new owners
Scott Trent has been with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for nearly 26 years, working on the Residential side of the business for the last 17 years. You might call him ‘Four Seasons resident expert.’
Originally from Florida, Trent spent 10 years of his childhood in the Middle East and attended hospitality school at Iowa State University. He comes to Four Seasons Private Residences Bangkok at Chao Phraya River most recently from Nevis, a 36-square-mile Caribbean island, a lifetime’s away from anyhustle and bustle, no traffic lights and buildings that stand no taller than coconut trees.
Big changes aside, he’s excited about moving to the Thai capital—“amid the hustle and bustle, it’s actually quite relaxed, and people are incredibly generous and kind to each other,” he says—and taking on the terrific challenge of completing the city’s most hotly anticipated complex that, at 366 apartments, is Four Seasons’ largest residential project ever. “It’s going to be very special, and I was really eager to be a part of it,” he says.
Thanks to Bangkok’s flourishing urban city, the famed Chao Phraya River is one that has made its histories throughout the centuries, and has long been the bloodstream of the city and its people. Serving as a crucial outpost for many to make a living out of and travel the banks up and down the city. Today, locals still live, work and play along the river. “I love that you have easy access to all the city has to offer, but it’s so tranquil. You feel like you’re on vacation,” he says. Today, new and exciting developments are dotted along the river, proudly standing alongside sanctuaries, places of worship and nineteenth-century European inspired metro structures. It is the beauty of the juxtaposition; of quiet and disarray, present day and customary, religious and mainstream, remoteness and indigenous that makes the Chao Phraya so suggestive.
“I’ve heard stories about the river, and the incredible history and secrets that the river holds, its fascinating. Even more so, when we combine the complexity of the site’s heritage with stunning structural design and amenities, instilled with Four Seasons’ signature service - the result is a singular focus on curating the ultimate luxury lifestyle with offerings more individualised, personal and thoughtful”.
Owners enjoy unparalleled access to outstanding amenities and personally tailored lifestyle at their doorstep. Trent begins listing the plethora of unique spaces within the tower, and the mind reels. On the 64thfloor are the main lounge, an outdoor deck, an owner’s wine room where residents can wind down, mingle,arrange catering by the private chef, and of course store their wine.
The 65th floor holds a small gym and a workout room. You’ll also find a teenagers’ recreation den, tutoring rooms for students, as well as a specially designed music studio. “We understand that education is incredibly important to parents in this city,” Trent says, “so we are giving children their own spaces with privacy so they can focus.” The tip-top 66th floor is full of superlatives: a soaring outdoor barbecue and the highest residential pool in Bangkok. Meanwhile, the main amenities deck on the third floor has an additional lawn barbecue, a fitness centre, another pool, a kids’ center, and a massage room and salon. While you’re free to bring your own stylist or therapist, the 24-hour concierge can also arrange one for you from the neighbouring Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok or Capella Bangkok. In fact, owners will have signing privileges at both hotels, so they can use their spas, order room service, eat at all the restaurants—ranging from a plush Chinese affair to a fine-dining spot from a Michelin three-star chef—and generally have more spaces to call their own. “You’re going to feel life is easy,” Trent says. “As a Four Seasons homeowner, you will be treated with the highest level of recognition at global Four Seasons properties—especially your home property,” he says with a wink. “Residential management is about relationship building. It’s important for me to spend quality time on site,” Trent says. He cites the special petbathing room on the river-lounge level as a fun example of Four Seasons’ skill at perfecting the small touches. “Our goal is to offer the highest level of service that is also warm, welcoming and personal. A home.”
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