Four Seasons is a world leader when it comes to luxury lodgings. With over 100 properties in more than 40 countries, their stunning hotels and resorts include some of the most extravagant, stylish and downright spectacular in the world.
Founded in Toronto, Canada in 1960 by Isadore Sharp, whose relatives still play a prominent role in the operations of Four Seasons to this day. The first luxury Four Seasons hotel was the Four Seasons London, which opened in 1970.
Nowadays, with such luminaries Bill Gates and Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal as majority shareholders, the company continues to go from strength to strength. As well as running incredible hotels in some of the most beautiful places on earth, the company also has a number of exciting hotels in the development pipeline.
But before we get ahead of ourselves, here are BusinessClass’ 10 favourite Four Seasons Hotels. Please let us know if you agree with our selection in the comments, or if we have missed any out!
This beautifully restored Art Nouveau masterpiece in the heart of the city is routinely found on “world’s best hotel” lists – and for good reason. Sophisticated and stylish, the hotel has everything you could need for an exceptional stay in Budapest, including a fine restaurant, plush spa and enticing sun deck overlooking the Danube.
Along with its sister property Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is a long-time favourite of discerning travellers and those in the know. Stay here and expect to be lulled into a state of relaxation by a tropical setting, world-class facilities, and impeccable service.
Located on the shimmering shores of Hawaii’s least developed island, Four Seasons Resort Lanai is a unique and exotic destination. After reopened in 2016 after a huge renovation, the resort is now more paradisiacal than ever, with new features including beautiful botanical gardens, two lagoon-style pools, and cascading waterfalls.
A sanctuary in one of the world’s most vibrant cities, Four Seasons Hotel New York is an iconic address in Midtown Manhattan’s exclusive East 57th Street. Towering 52-storeys high and offering a contemporary design, the hotel is serene and sophisticated – a theme that runs throughout the group’s portfolio – with views of Central Park a real draw.
A Thai paradise surrounded by mountains and overlooking the Ruak River, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle is the ideal escape from the rushed realities of life. Nature is the true highlight of this resort. When you’re not unwinding in one of 15 luxurious tents or chilling out in your outdoor hot tub, you can explore some of Thailand’s most exotic landscapes and learn about the area’s unique history and culture.
This stunner of a five-star hotel opened in 2009 but remains an incredible resort thanks to its unrivalled natural setting. Think white powder beaches, lush rainforests and clear blue seas teeming with life – that’s Four Seasons Resort Seychelles. 67 private villas and 27 residences make up this picture-perfect resort.
A palace located in the charming Italian city of Florence, the Four Seasons Firenze is an urban resort unlike any other. Along with showcasing stunning original renaissance artistry, the hotel impresses with meticulous arches, regal pillars, and exquisite marble floors. Individually decorated rooms are unique and ultra-luxurious.
This is Four Seasons’ centrepiece in a Maldivian collection that also includes Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, the luxurious overnight vessel Four Seasons Explorer, and the new Four Seasons Private Island Maldives Voavah at Baa Atoll. If beautiful villas floating above turquoise water is your thing, you’ll be more than happy here.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is the ultimate in barefoot luxury. Surrounded by sand-fringed islets and located on an outer coral reef that encloses a turquoise lagoon, the resort is simply magical. You can stay in one of the 100 over-water bungalows or seven beachfront villas, where you will enjoy unbeatable views over the lagoon’s crystal clear waters.
Unequalled in its glorious mix of style, local flair and luxury, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai is a stunning tribute to Vietnam’s cultural heartland. Near to three incredible UNESCO sites, stay and you’ll soon see why it’s the top of most jet-setters’ bucket lists. The resort’s 100 private retreats are elegantly furnished, while the s the dramatic beachfront they face is one of the most breathtaking anywhere on Earth.