Four Seasons Hualalai Part of Forbes Five-Star History

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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced that Forbes Travel Guide has awarded a Five-Star rating – its highest honor – to 30 Four Seasons properties worldwide for 2017.

The recognition marks the largest number of Five-Star ratings awarded to a hotel brand in a single year in the list’s nearly 60-year history.

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai made a clean sweep in four categories in the 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards. Courtesy photo.

“Our record number of Five-Star ratings is a tremendous achievement and a direct reflection of the passionate and dedicated people of Four Seasons,” says J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “It is their commitment to excellence and genuine care for our guests that creates the unforgettable experiences that Four Seasons is known for the world over.”

Four properties earned their first Five-Star designation this year, including Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest, and Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel.


“We send our sincerest congratulations to the staff and leadership at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts on this monumental achievement. Their unwavering dedication to constantly improving the guest experience and raising global standards continues to receive our deepest admiration,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, CEO, Forbes Travel Guide.

Star ratings are awarded by a team of anonymous professional inspectors. In the words of Forbes Travel Guide, its inspectors “travel the world to assess hotels, restaurants and spas against up to 800 objective standards.” Star ratings ultimately emphasize quality of service.

Five-Star properties are defined as “outstanding, often iconic properties with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities.”


Forbes Travel Guide rates properties in 42 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, with plans to add the Middle East and Africa for 2018.

The 30 Four Seasons properties that earned Five Stars in 2017 are:

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


Forbes Travel Guide plans to formally bestow the ratings at a Five-Star Awards Ceremony and Banquet in New York City on March 1.

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