Four Seasons to Rename Thailand Properties

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce that the Regent
properties in Bangkok and Chiang Mai will take the names Four Seasons
Hotel Bangkok and Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai.

“As Four Seasons continues to grow around the world, it is timely to
rename the Hotels. For over ten years Four Seasons has managed these
award- winning properties and both have successfully embodied Four Seasons
operating and cultural standards by offering guest experiences of
exceptional quality,” said Wolf Hengst, president, worldwide hotel
operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “The current teams will
continue to manage the Hotels and provide our guests with the consistent,
personalised and anticipatory service they have come to expect.”

Four Seasons continues to build recognition and a loyal following as the
company expands its portfolio in Asia. Celebrated Four Seasons hotels and
resorts are already located in Bali, at Jimbaran Bay and Sayan; in the
Maldives at Kuda Huraa, as well as in Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney. In
2002, the company opened its first hotel in Shanghai and its second hotel
in Tokyo. Construction has begun on Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, in
Malaysia, slated to open next summer, and on a new hotel in Hong Kong
scheduled to be open in 2005.
Setting Luxury`s Standards
In 1983 when the 356-room Regent Bangkok opened its doors, it set new
standards of luxury in Thailand. Over the last 24 months the Hotel has
completed an extensive US$4.8 million refurbishment programme. Madison, a
New York-style steakhouse, was opened, meeting space was expanded, and
enhancements to the Parichart Shopping Courtyard porte cochere, Lobby and
reception area were completed. Plans are now underway to further enhance
the elegant suites and spacious guest room interiors.

The Regent Chiang Mai opened to international acclaim in 1995. Nestled in
the lush Mae Rim Valley amidst verdant rice paddies with views of the Doi
Suthep Mountain Range, the Resort features 64 elegant Pavilion Suites each
with its own private sala (outdoor living area) and 16 spacious one, two
and three-bedroom Residences.

This stunning Four Seasons Resort also features one of the finest spas in
Asia. Earlier this year, the Cooking School premiered, which has an
exciting six-day interactive curriculum that is fast becoming a popular
culinary teaching venue in Asia.


Reservations for the two properties can be made through a travel agent, at and all toll-free Four Seasons reservations
numbers, or by contacting the properties direct by telephone or e-mail:
Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok (66 2) 251 6127; e-mail:
[email protected] and Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai (66) 53 298
181; e-mail: [email protected]

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 59 properties in 28 countries. Four
Seasons Resort Great Exuma (The Bahamas) opened on November 24, 2003.
Further openings in 2003 will include 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 Mobil
5-Star Awards, receiving more than any other hotel company. Information on
the company and its 42 years of achievement in the hospitality industry
can be accessed through the Four Seasons Web site at
Four Seasons editorial, based on news release distributed by PR Newswire