Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Receives Record Number of Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards for the Fifth Year Running

56 Four Seasons properties, restaurants and spas worldwide received the coveted Five-Star Rating from Forbes Travel Guide
February 12, 2020,
Toronto, Canada

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, has been awarded 56 Five-Stars by Forbes Travel Guide, the highest honour from the guide. Once again, Four Seasons has received the most Five-Star ratings awarded to a hotel brand in a single year, encompassing 44 hotels, ten spas and two restaurants.

“Across Four Seasons global portfolio, we continue to drive innovation, elevate the guest experience and pursue an unmatched level of service excellence,” says Christian Clerc, President, Global Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Beyond our exceptional properties and incredible restaurants, bars and spas, it is the  passion and commitment of our people that truly sets us apart – people who transform a guest’s stay with a thoughtful note or anticipatory gesture, delivering an unmatched level of unscripted care that has become the hallmark of true luxury.”

Eleven Four Seasons properties were added to the list this year, including Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, Four Seasons Hotel Moscow, Four Seasons Hotel Prague,  Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, and Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa.

Clerc continues, “I am very proud to see so many of our hotels and resorts recognised for their excellence by Forbes Travel Guide, an accolade that has been achieved by the collective hard work and dedication of our people around the world.”

“Year over year, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts continues to operate some of the best properties around the globe, raising the bar with its product and service offering. This year, it maintains the impressive claim of having the most Five-Star hotels in the world,” says Filip Boyen, CEO, Forbes Travel Guide. “This accomplishment is no small feat and is a testament to the incredible efforts of each Four Seasons team worldwide.”

Forbes Travel Guide rates properties in 73 countries throughout the world. The 44 Four Seasons properties that earned Five Stars in 2020 are:

  • Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island
  • Four Seasons Hotel Boston
  • Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva
  • Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
  • Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
  • Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest
  • Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
  • Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
  • Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou
  • Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake
  • Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
  • Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
  • Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus
  • Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
  • Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
  • Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
  • Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip
  • Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
  • Four Seasons Hotel New York
  • Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
  • Four Seasons Hotel Prague
  • Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon
  • Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
  • Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
  • Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai
  • Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club
  • Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
  • Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC
  • Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg
  • Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
  • Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
  • Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
  • Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
  • Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
  • Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole
  • Four Seasons Resort Lanai
  • Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
  • Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
  • Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
  • Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
  • Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico
  • Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
  • Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An

The ten Four Seasons spas that earned Five Stars in 2020 are:

  • The Spa at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
  • Spa Mont Blanc, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva
  • The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
  • Ritz Spa, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon
  • The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
  • The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip
  • The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Montreal
  • The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
  • The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
  • The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club

The two Four Seasons restaurants that earned Five Stars in 2020 are:

  • Caprice, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
  • Lung King Heen, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Methodology

Star ratings are awarded by a team of anonymous professional inspectors who travel the world to assess hotels, restaurants and spas based on 900 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.”

About Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travellers select the world’s best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through this independent inspection process.  



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