TORONTO — Four Seasons has earned nine new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star awards in 2023, bringing its total count to a record-breaking 73. With 51 Four Seasons hotels and resorts, six restaurants and 16 spas holding a Five-Star designation, the hospitality leader maintains its position of holding the most Five-Star awards of any single brand.
Specifically, five hotels and resorts, two restaurants and two spas received inaugural Five-Star designations from Forbes Travel Guide in 2023. Hotel recipients include Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla, Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens, Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley and Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre. Newly awarded restaurants include Jean-Georges Philadelphia at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Centre and Michelin-starred Zi Yat Heen at Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip. The Spa and Wellness Centre at Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait Burj Alshaya and The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Madrid also achieved Five-Star status in this year’s awards.
“Four Seasons’ longstanding leadership in Forbes Travel Guide reflects our enduring commitment to providing category-defining products and exceptional experiences to all who walk through our doors,” says Alejandro Reynal, president and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. “Empowered by the genuine heart of our people, we continue to deliver an unmatched level of personalized service and I am proud to join our teams worldwide in celebrating this record-breaking achievement together.”
“At Four Seasons, our people have always been the key to our success, and an elevated employee experience is integral to creating the same for our guests,” says Rainer Stampfer, president, Global Operations, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. “Our teams go above and beyond to deliver moments of unscripted care, ultimately enriching the profile of our incredible product offering, and consistently driving Four Seasons industry leading position in Forbes Travel Guide.”
In addition to new Five-Stars received by Four Seasons hotels and resorts, restaurants and spas, employees were also celebrated for their standout performance in Forbes Travel Guide‘s ‘of the year’ awards. Kai Turner, doorman at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Centre was a finalist for Hotel Employee of the Year, while Judy de la Cruz, spa coordinator at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown and Rajeshwari Idayah Madoo, spa therapist at The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita were each finalists for Spa Employee of the Year.
“Outstanding service complemented by an exceptional hotel, resort, restaurant or spa is the making of a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star winner,” says Hermann Elger, CEO, Forbes Travel Guide. “Four Seasons 73 Five-Stars and eight consecutive years of leadership clearly speak to their excellence in the industry and longstanding dedication to quality, care and exemplary service.”