PRNewswire TORONTO Oct. 20 :
It`s awards season in the travel industry and Four Seasons has earned some
significant accolades. Four Seasons claimed nearly one quarter of Conde
Nast Traveler`s annual list of the “Top 100” hotels and resorts in the
world - an unprecedented showing for any hotel company. The list appears
in the November issue of the magazine as part of its “Readers` Choice
Awards” for 2003.
“We are deeply gratified by these results from the most prestigious
publications and discerning travelers,” said Wolf Hengst, president,
worldwide hotel operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “This success
speaks to the consistency of the service we provide our guests everywhere
they travel and the dedication of our staff.”
In the Top 10 Asian Resorts category, Four Seasons claimed three of the
top five. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay and Four Seasons Resort
Bali at Sayan took first and second place respectively. The Regent Chiang
Mai, which is also managed by Four Seasons, ranked fifth. Four Seasons
Hotel Sydney claimed top spot in the Top Ten Pacific Rim Hotels.
U.K. Edition of Conde Nast Traveller Awards Four Seasons:
Four Seasons was also featured prominently throughout the U.K. edition of
Conde Nast Traveller`s sixth annual “World`s Best Reader Travel Awards,”
in the October issue of the magazine. Four Seasons Resort Maldives took
the top spot as favourite holiday hotel in the category for Africa, Indian
Ocean and Middle East. Four Seasons Hotel London placed first in the U.K.
Business Hotels category, while Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf
rounded out the top five. Four Seasons Hotel New York got top marks for
Four Seasons Tops in Business Traveller:
Four Seasons was also named in the “20th Annual Readers` Poll” in the U.K.
edition of Business Traveller as “Best Luxury Hotel Chain” - a new
category this year. The poll appears in the October 2003 issue of the
magazine. Special mentions went to Four Seasons Hotel Prague, for Best
Business Hotel in Eastern Europe, Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris for
Best Business Hotel in Western Europe and Four Seasons Hotel New York tied
for first place as the Best Business Hotel in North America. The survey
results were based on responses from 250,000 readers of the magazine.
With a history spanning four decades and a portfolio that extends
worldwide, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is the world`s leading operator
of luxury hotels, currently managing 58 properties in 27 countries. Four
Seasons Hotel Miami opened on October 1, 2003, in the heart of the city`s
financial district. Further openings in 2003 will include a resort in
Great Exuma (The Bahamas) and the company`s first mountain resort in
Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Four Seasons continues to grow, with more than 20
projects under construction or development in choice locations around the
world. The company has claimed first position on many prestigious lists.
Recent honours include being named to Fortune magazine`s list of 100 Best
Companies to Work For (for the sixth consecutive year); and AAA Five
Diamond awards (receiving more than any other hotel company for the 22nd
consecutive year). Information on the company and its 42 years of
achievement in the hospitality industry can be accessed through the Four
Seasons Web site at http://www.fourseasons.com/.