For the second consecutive year, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts tops Forbes Travel Guide ratings with record number of Five-Star properties
TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2017 /CNW/ -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, today announced that Forbes Travel Guide has awarded a Five-Star rating – its highest honour – to 30 Four Seasons properties worldwide. The recognition marks the largest number of Five-Star ratings awarded to a hotel brand in a single year in the list's nearly 60-year history.
"Our record number of Five-Star ratings is a tremendous achievement and a direct reflection of the passionate and dedicated people of Four Seasons," says J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. "It is their commitment to excellence and genuine care for our guests that creates the unforgettable experiences that Four Seasons is known for the world over."
Four properties earned their first Five-Star designation this year, including Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest, and Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel.
"We send our sincerest congratulations to the staff and leadership at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts on this monumental achievement. Their unwavering dedication to constantly improving the guest experience and raising global standards continues to receive our deepest admiration," said Gerard J. Inzerillo, CEO, Forbes Travel Guide.
Star ratings are awarded by a team of anonymous professional inspectors. In the words of Forbes Travel Guide, its inspectors "travel the world to assess hotels, restaurants and spas against up to 800 objective standards." Star ratings ultimately emphasise quality of service. Five-Star properties are defined as "outstanding, often iconic properties with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities."
Forbes Travel Guide rates properties in 42 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, with plans to add the Middle East and Africa for 2018.
The 30 Four Seasons properties that earned Five Stars in 2017 are:
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva
Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest
Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou
Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Four Seasons Hotel New York
Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
Four Seasons Hotel Pudong Shanghai
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
Forbes Travel Guide plans to formally bestow the ratings at a Five-Star Awards Ceremony and Banquet in New York City on March 1.
About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Founded in 1960, Four Seasons continues to define the future of luxury hospitality with extraordinary imagination, unwavering commitment to the highest standards of quality, and the most genuine and customised service. Currently operating 104 hotels, resorts and residences in major city centres and resort destinations in 43 countries, and with more than 50 projects in development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world's best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveller reviews and industry awards. For more information and reservations, visit fourseasons.com. For the latest news, visit press.fourseasons.com and follow @FourSeasonsPR on Twitter.
About Forbes Travel Guide:
Forbes Travel Guide is the originator of the prestigious Five-Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry's most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the most prestigious standard for luxury hospitality worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.
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