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Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club Receives Five-Star Honours in Forbes Travel Guide’s 2021 Star Awards for the Second Consecutive Year

Finalist for the inaugural People First Star Award

February 16, 2021,
Surfside, Florida, U.S.A.

Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club is celebrating its second consecutive year as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel and Five-Star Spa, the highest recognition granted by the acclaimed authority in authentic Five-Star service with today’s debut of the 2021 Star Awards.

The oceanfront hotel was also recognised as a finalist in the inaugural People First Star Award, shining a light on the hospitality industry’s people and culture trailblazers.

The legendary home of Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club restores a powerful sense of possibility and timeless sophistication as an exclusive oasis in the north area of the Miami Beaches that is far away from the crowds yet connected to everything that matters. Steeped in tradition since the 1930s, today its legacy continues as a generous and comfortable place of endless laughter that fosters a sense of belonging.

"The significance of remaining grounded in our culture of connection and compassion with our guests, residents, team members and community, is more meaningful than ever," says Cornelia Samara, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club. "This incredible honour is a recognition of our team's resilience and commitment to be a source of strength for one another while creating unforgettable experiences in a safe environment."

To honour those who particularly shined during the pandemic, Forbes Travel Guide introduced the new Hospitality Stars of the Year awards in 2021. The People First Star showed an exceptional commitment to people and culture, including efforts related to improving staff health and happiness and overall support of the team’s mental wellbeing. Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club was among the five finalists chosen out of hundreds of nominations received by Forbes Travel Guide. As the Hotel faced unprecedented challenges through a global health crisis, the leadership team’s unwavering commitment to its greatest asset, its people, was displayed through continuous communication, authentic care and supportive benefits.

“Having the opportunity to welcome guests back to our oceanfront oasis as a trusted home away from home has been momentous for all of us,” says Samara. “We value the confidence that our guests and residents continue to place in Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club, and our Lead With Care program, and look forward to each day bringing new traditions and memories.”

“During a most challenging year for the hospitality industry, these brands not only persevered, they made a significant impact on guests and their communities,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “Each of these winners personifies the resiliency, ingenuity, and graciousness of our community. They are an inspiration to us all.”