Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts receives record number of Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards

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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, has been awarded 36 Five-Star ratings by Forbes Travel Guide, the highest honour from the guide. Once again, Four Seasons has received the most Five-Star ratings awarded to a hotel brand in a single year in the list’s 61-year history.

“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, worldwide hotel operations, 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.”

Four global Four Seasons properties earned their first Five-Star designation this year, including Four Seasons Hotel Ritz LisbonFour Seasons Resort LanaiFour Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An; and Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island.

Clerc continues, “I am incredibly proud to see our hotels and resorts recognised 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.”

“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, 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.”

About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Founded in 1960, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Currently operating 111 hotels and resorts, and 41 residential properties in major city centres and resort destinations in 47 countries, and with more than 50 projects under planning or development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world’s best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveller reviews and industry awards. For more information and reservations, visit For the latest news, visit and follow @FourSeasonsPR on Twitter.

About Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travellers select the world’s best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For our full award winners list, daily travel stories and more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit

SOURCE Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

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