TORONTO — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has been awarded 36 Five-Star ratings by Forbes Travel Guide — representing the most Five-Star ratings awarded to a hotel brand in a single year and surpassing the record set by the company last year.
“Year over year, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts proves it dominates the world of luxury, operating some of the best properties around the globe. It retains the prestigious claim of having the most Five-Star hotels in the world — 36, to be exact,” says Filip Boyen, CEO at Forbes Travel Guide. “We admire the staff and leadership at all its wonderful properties who strive to go above and beyond every day for their guests.”
Awarded by a team of anonymous professional inspectors, the Forbes Travel Guide rates properties in 60 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. The star ratings are distributed based on quality of service, facilities, design, amenities and more.
“While each Four Seasons hotel or resort is unique to its locale and character, the common thread that unites each of our properties around the world is the unscripted, empathetic care and service of our people,” says Christian Clerc, president of Worldwide Hotel Operations at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “It is this service excellence, delivered consistently across the portfolio, which truly sets Four Seasons apart as the world’s leading luxury hospitality company.”
This year, four Four Seasons properties earned their first Five-Star designation, including Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon; Four Seasons Resort Lanai; Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An; and Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island.
“I am incredibly proud to see our hotels and resorts recognized for their excellence by Forbes Travel Guide, an accolade that affirms Four Seasons’ continuous drive for innovation and the incredible dedication, craftsmanship and excellence of our people,” adds Clerc.
A complete list of properties recognized by the 2019 Forbes Travel Guide is available here.