TORONTO — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced its first Envoy by Four Seasons collaboration for 2019.
American artist and illustrator Missy Dunaway was selected from thousands of applicants to take part in the maiden Envoy experience. Dunaway’s portfolio features journals and sketchbooks laden with colourful scenes and thoughtful poetry inspired by her global travels. The Portland-based artist will travel to Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam in March 2019, where she’ll create art and tell stories of her travels.
“I am thrilled to be working with Four Seasons as part of such a collaborative program focused on the influence of storytelling through craft,” says Dunaway. “My Envoy journey with Four Seasons celebrates a mutual appreciation for being in the moment and bringing memories and experiences to life in unique, resonant and personal ways, inspiring others to explore and discover the world around them.”
Launched in November 2018, the pioneering program allows artists, storytellers and content creators to connect with Four Seasons guests using experiences in different countries.
“Transcending follower count, geography, culture and language, the diverse range of Envoy applicants demonstrates the appetite for a program rooted in authentic storytelling,” says Peter Nowlan, Chief Marketing Officer, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Envoy is an opportunity to disrupt the status quo of influencer marketing and immerse audiences in the Four Seasons guest experience, all through the unique global perspectives of an untapped pool of storytellers personified by the rich and varied group of Envoys who will be announced throughout 2019.”