Four Seasons Employees Name Company to FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" List

    Four Seasons Makes List for 11th Consecutive Year

    TORONTO, Jan. 22 /CNW/ - Recently, a guest at Four Seasons Resort Maui
got her custom-made wedding dress caught in the car door, leaving multiple
puncture holes. With only a few short hours to go before the bride was to wear
it down the aisle, she was understandably panicked. Thinking on their feet,
the Resort's Housekeepers promptly sent the guest to the spa to relieve her
tension while they set about artfully mending the gown by adding stylish
appliqués. Thanks to their resourcefulness, the bride had the dress she had
always dreamed of.
    With a supportive system behind them and the trust of coworkers and
superiors, Four Seasons employees are able to make decisions independently,
thinking in human terms about what each guest wants and needs. The result is
warm, genuine and personalized service delivered every day, often in
unexpected ways.
    "In North America and around the world, all 35,000 Four Seasons employees
go above and beyond the call of duty to make the guest experience all the more
rewarding," said Isadore Sharp, chairman and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and
Resorts. "Our employees wake up each day thinking of new ways to make each
guest's stay memorable, and we are honoured they have recognized us again this
    For the 11th consecutive year, Four Seasons has been named by FORTUNE
magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For," ranking 88th. Four
Seasons is one of only 14 organizations that have the distinction of being
named to the list every year since its inception. Once again, Four Seasons is
the only Canadian company to make the list.
    "Hospitality is one of the most people-intensive businesses," said
Nick Mutton, executive vice-president, human resources, Four Seasons Hotels
and Resorts. "In our business, people are the product like in no other
industry. We are very fortunate to have and retain such committed, talented
individuals and we thank them for this honour."

    The "100 Best Companies to Work For" list is compiled for FORTUNE by
Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz of the Great Place to Work Institute in
San Francisco. Companies are selected for the list primarily on the basis of
their employees' responses to the Great Place to Work Survey. For more
information on the list and how it is compiled, visit

    The FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" list is the latest honour in
a year marked with accolades for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Most
recently, Four Seasons was named by Gallivanter's Guide as the "Best Hotel
Group Worldwide" in their 2007 Awards of Excellence. Four Seasons properties
also dominated Travel + Leisure's 2007 World's Best Awards Readers' Poll and
Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2007 earning more spots on the
lists than any other hotel company. At home, Four Seasons ranked second on The
Financial Post List of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
Information on the company and its 48 years of achievement in the hospitality
industry can be accessed through the Four Seasons Web site at

For further information:

For further information: Nicola Blazier, Four Seasons Hotels and
Resorts, (416) 441-4301,

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