33 Four Seasons properties worldwide awarded Forbes Travel Guide’s highest Five Star rating

33 Four Seasons properties worldwide awarded Forbes Travel Guide’s highest Five Star rating


Toronto, Canada, 2018-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, announces that Forbes Travel Guide has awarded its highest honour, a Five Star rating, to 33 Four Seasons properties worldwide. With this recognition, Four Seasons has received the most Five Star ratings awarded to a hotel brand in a single year in the list’s 60-year history.

“The guest experience is our top priority at Four Seasons, and it is an honour to be recognised by Forbes Travel Guide for delivering exceptional service across our portfolio,” says J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “This achievement is a testament to our people, all of whom care deeply about the guest experience and are committed to delivering the most genuine and personal service each and every day in our properties around the world.”

Three Four Seasons properties earned their first Five Star designation this year. Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown received its first Five Star designation after being operational for only one year. Both Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre and Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach received Five Star designations in the first year that Forbes Travel Guide has rated properties in Dubai.

“We are pleased to honour Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts with an astounding 33 Five Star ratings, and congratulate them on this incredible achievement,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. “Worldwide admiration from guests and peers alike are well-earned and deserved for this exemplary brand of luxury hotels and resorts.”

Forbes Travel Guide rates properties in 50 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

The 33 Four Seasons properties that earned Five Stars in 2018 are:

  • Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
  • Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
  • Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
  • Four Seasons Hotel Boston
  • Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest
  • Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
  • Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
  • Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
  • Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
  • Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
  • Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva
  • Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
  • Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou
  • Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake
  • Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
  • Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
  • Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole
  • Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
  • Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
  • Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip
  • Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
  • Four Seasons Hotel New York
  • Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
  • Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
  • Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico
  • Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
  • Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
  • Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai
  • Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
  • Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
  • Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC
  • Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler


Star ratings are awarded by a team of anonymous professional inspectors who travel the world to assess hotels, restaurants and spas based on 900 objective standards. Star ratings ultimately emphasise quality of service. Five Star properties are defined as “outstanding, often iconic properties with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities.”

About Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Started as Mobil Travel Guide in 1958, the company created the first Five Star rating system in the United States. Today, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous, objective standards. The company’s annual Star Ratings, reviews and daily travel stories help discerning travellers select the world’s best luxury experiences.

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Source: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts