Four Seasons makes Forbes five-star history
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts 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