Four Season Hotels, Ltd was created in the early 1960s as a comfortable hotel for business travelers. The company has blossomed into an international, 5-star luxury hotel and resort company catering to both business and leisure travelers. Isadore Sharp opened his first hotel in Toronto, Canada in 1961. In 1970, the company expanded internationally in London. As Four Seasons expanded, the company adopted the standard of incorporating each hotel into the environment of the city it stood in. Incorporation of local architecture and emphasizing uniform customer service, Four Seasons became successful around the world.
In the 1980s, Four Seasons Hotels added a full service spa to its Dallas hotel. Today, most Four Seasons offer spa service catering, not only to business travelers, but to those seeking luxury away from home. The hotel has multiple award winning dining at each of its locations. With top line amenities, exemplary customer service, and incorporation of the local environment, Four Seasons has become one of the top luxury hotel and resort companies in the world. Four Seasons Hotels has 98 properties around the world and continues to go.
Here are our picks for the top 20 Four Seasons Hotels in the world.
Four Seasons Palm Springs - $200
Florida's luxurious Palm Springs Four Seasons Hotel offers the best of amenities for travelers in a classic and sophisticated environment. As with all Four Seasons Hotels, Palm Beach offers personal service in a luxurious and comfortable environment. Concierge service guides guests to the city's best activities including Polo games, luxury shopping and dining.
The Four Seasons is located on the pristine beaches of the city, and the spa is the perfect spot to find peace and rejuvenation. Each guest room and suite is luxuriously filled with the finest of amenities. Fine dining is available around the pool, on the beach and within the hotel.
Four Seasons Las Vegas - $210
Located in the heart of The Strip, the Four Seasons Las Vegas provides the perfect spot to stay while enjoying the Las Vegas action while relaxing in a luxury setting. The 424 guest rooms and suites within this exciting Las Vegas hotel provide floor to ceiling windows to give the best views of the city. There are 81 suites located in this hotel that rises 35 floors above the Las Vegas Strip.
The Four Seasons Las Vegas Spa is a 5 star relaxation center. It includes 12 treatment rooms with 2 large couples' suites and a customizable treatment menu. The products are eco-friendly and organic. The Veranda Restaurant offers a diverse menu while Charlie Palmer Steak offers the finest aged steak. The hotel offers an outdoor coffee bar, Press, and the Bar at Charlie Palmer's Steak.
Four Seasons Seattle - $515
Located just a block from the waterfront, this sleek Seattle hotel is perhaps the most luxurious in the city. Closet to museums, galleries, shopping and fine dining, Seattle is not far from Washington's scenic evergreen forests. Rooms are luxuriously appointed at this 21 story hotel and residential tower. There are 147 guest rooms including 13 suites with spectacular views of Seattle and close to the iconic Pike Place Market. Asian inspired decorations adorn this classic, sophisticated hotel.
The spa at Four Seasons Seattle includes a fitness center and 8 treatment rooms. The spa is styled in northwestern décor with water, glass and rock touches. The chic metropolitan hotel is home to the world class Goldfinch Tavern. The cuisine is locally grown and sourced.
Four Seasons Washington DC - $575
Located in Georgetown, the Four Seasons Washington DC lays amid the finest shopping and dining in the nation's capital. The contemporary hotel provides luxury and comfort as well as personalized its guests. There are 1650 pieces of art in the hotel and each of the guest rooms and suites is filled with luxury amenities. The Royal Suite is considered Washington's most lavish with 8 rooms, a landscape terrace and views of the Georgetown neighborhood.
Guests of the hotel can enjoy relaxing treatments at the spa. There are 8 treatment rooms in this nationally recognized hotel. The hotel is the site of the ENO Wine Bar and The Lounge at BOURBON STEAK. Fine dining is available at Seasons and BOURBON STEACK.
Four Seasons Bora Bora - $2000
The French Polynesia's Leeward Islands offer a tropical paradise for travelers. Bora Bora's Four Seasons is the perfect location for travelers , the South Pacific. A coral reef encloses the tranquil lagoon. There are 100 bungalow suites perched on stilts above the tranquil lagoon. There are 15 beachfront villas with their own private pools, 5 pool cabanas and even a private island in this paradise. Private residences are also available for rental.
The beautiful spa offers hand, foot, facial and body treatments as well as yoga sessions. There is an infinity pool and fitness center onsite. Restaurants include Arii Moana, Fare Hoa Beach Bar & Grill, Sunset Bar & Grill, and Tara Nui. The resort offers a romantic Canoe Breakfast and a Polynesian Show.
Four Seasons New York - $825
Located in Midtown Manhattan, this Four Seasons is located in the heart of New York City close to Central Park and Fifth Avenue shopping. The modern art deco building was designed by renowned architect IM Pei. The hotel offers family activities, a Rolls Royce car for short trips in the city, well-appointed guest rooms, and personal concierge service. There are no more than 12 rooms per floor, assuring peace and quite amid the bustle of Manhattan.
Guest rooms and suites encompass 52 stories. Of the368 guest accommodations, 23 have the rare New York City hotel terrace. The staff is attentive to details, and each room has the most luxurious of amenities. Specialty Suites include the Royal and Presidential Suites and the Ty Warner Penthouse which features 360 degree Manhattan views.
While not enjoying the activities of Manhattan, guests have access to L.Raphael Beauty Spa, the skin care brand's first North American location. The spa space is large and includes 10 treatment rooms including 2 luxury couples' suites. Brunch and lunch are available at The Garden. Ty Bar is a sophisticated place to enjoy cocktails and conversation.
Four Seasons Atlanta - $460
While staying in Atlanta, why not enjoy the luxury of Four Seasons? The hotel encompasses 19 floors of the 50 story building. There are 244 spacious and elegantly appointed guest rooms including 18 luxury suites. The 50th floor event spaces boast panoramic views of the city. The hotel is located within a mile of 9 museum and culture centers.
The facility includes a fitness center, indoor lap pool, and business and event spaces. The spa features 10 relaxing treatment rooms. The recently opened Bar Margot is the perfect place to stop for food and drinks. Park 75 is a contemporary restaurant featuring a seasonal American menu.
Four Seasons Jackson Hole - $460
The Four Seasons Jackson Hole lays amid the Grand Teton Mountain Range offering luxury accommodations among the rustic, scenic land. There is plenty to do in Jackson Hole including rafting, biking, hiking and skiing. Why not enjoy the luxurious Four Seasons resort during your stay? There are 124 guest rooms and suites as well as 34 private residences available for rental at the resort. Spacious guest rooms and suites include the best of amenities and dark wood, stone and leather décor and views are amazing. The resort is just a 1 mile walk to Teton Village.
The 11,600 square foot spa at Four Seasons Jackson Hole has 16 treatment rooms with 2 private spa suites that include Swiss showers, deep soaking tubs and fireplaces. Tranquility lounges provide a place to relax between treatments. Guests can enjoy fine dining with locally produced and sourced food at The Handle Bar, The Pool Café and The Westbank Grill. The cozy Ascent Lounge is a great place to stop for drinks.
Four Seasons The Biltmore, Santa Barbara - $695
The Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara, California opened in 1927. The Spanish Colonial estate has been updated with modern luxury yet retains its sophisticated elegance. The 22 acre estate has direct access to Butterfly Beach and beautiful views from its guest rooms, suites and bungalows. The 12 bungalows are located amid rich tropical gardens while the rest of the 207 guest rooms and suites are located in the main buildings. The guest accommodations are richly appointed and many guests have access to the private Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club in Montecito.
When not enjoying gaming at the casino, shopping in Santa Barbara, or surfing at the beach, guests can enjoy golf at Montecito Country Club or a private winery tour. Guests can enjoy access to The Biltmore's pool, fitness room, and spa. The relaxing spa includes 11 treatment rooms including day suites with cozy fireplaces. Treatments are also available in guest rooms. While staying at the resort, guests can enjoy fine dining at Bella Vista, Tydes, Coral Café and Bar or Fines. Cocktails are available at Ty Lounge and the Coral Reef Bar.
Four Seasons Troon North, Scottsdale - $450
Located in the picturesque Sonoran Desert of Arizona, the Four Seasons Troon North in Scottsdale brings the beauty of the desert into the adobe style buildings of the resort. Guest accommodations include 210 guest rooms including 22 suites. Casitas and suites are well-appointed with comfortable and luxurious décor and amenities. Scenic views include the Sonoran Desert, Crescent Butte Mountain and the Valley of the Sun. Suites include a private plunge pool and outdoor fire place.
When not enjoying hiking, exploring, or golfing in beautiful Scottsdale, the Four Seasons has 2 outdoor pools and 2 tennis courts. The Four Seasons Scottsdale Spa offers multiple treatments in a tranquil setting. Dine in one of the 3 onsite restaurants which provide locally grown ingredients in American and Southwestern cuisine. Restaurants include Talavera, Proof, and Saguaro Blossom. Enjoy cocktails and conversation in the Onyx Bar and Lounge.
Four Seasons Vancouver - $600
Vancouver, British Columbia is an exciting city with much to do. The Four Seasons Vancouver is located in 30 stories of the Pacific Centre and offers relaxation, comfort and special services to provide the most personalized Vancouver experience. There are 372 guest rooms including 66 suites. The guest rooms provide beautiful views of the mountains and harbors of Vancouver. Rooms are sunlit and airy by day and cozy and comfortable by night.
The hotel has an indoor and outdoor pool. The spa offers day services, massages and salon services in a tranquil environment. Yew's offers fresh seafood and includes a semi-private dining area for up to 65 in a group. The Yew Bar is a fun place for cocktails amid the downtown Vancouver atmosphere. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Four Seasons Boston - $545
The Four Seasons Boston is located amid Boston's historic attractions, shopping, theater, dining and nightlife. The hotel overlooks the beautiful Public Garden's of Boston. There are 272 luxury guest rooms and suites each with the best of amenities. Decorated in modern New England style incorporating the early American flavor of Boston, the hotel is elegant and well-appointed. Guest rooms and sweets are spacious, comfortable and classic.
Spa services are available in the Four Season's spa or privately in guest rooms. There are a variety of treatment options as well as an indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center. The Bristol offers a diverse menu of steak, seafood and pasta. The Bristol Bar is a fun yet relaxing spot to enjoy a drink with friends.
Four Seasons Maui at Wailea - $675
The Four Seasons Maui at Wailea is located on the southwest coast of Maui along crescent-shaped coast. The luxury tropical resort features the largest guest rooms and suites on the island. There are 383 guest accommodations with scenic views and close to pristine beaches. Angled for the best ocean views, guest rooms include 95 suites.
From water sports to a culinary tour of Hana Ranch, there is plenty to do in and near the resort. Onsite, the spa includes 13 treatment rooms, 3 Oceanside huts and 4 signature Polynesian treatments. The spa also offers yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and nutrition consultation as well as massage and body treatments.
When not enjoying area dining opportunities in Wailea Beach, guests can enjoy fine dining at the Four Seasons. Spago, Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante, and DUO Steak and Seafood provide the finest cuisine made with locally grown ingredients. The Lobby Lounge offers sushi and cocktails. In-room dining is available 24 hours a day.
Four Seasons Gresham Palace - $560
The Four Seasons Gresham Palace in Budapest, Hungry is housed in a recently restored palace and provides modern comforts in an elegant historical palace. Of the guest rooms, there are 51 River rooms, 9 river-view suites, 3 park suites, 2 tower suites, and 2 Chain Bridge suites. Art deco style rooms have step- out balconies ad the finest amenities. Suites offer spacious living areas amid luxurious comfort.
The Gresham Palace health club offers a well-equipped fitness area with personal trainers available upon request. The 39 foot indoor infinity lap pool and whirlpool offer a place to relax. The spa has 7 treatment rooms including a couples' suite. There is a sauna, steam rooms, and variety of therapeutic spa treatments.
When not experiencing the exciting attractions, shopping, dining and nightlife of Budapest, guests can dine at the Gresham Palace. KOLLAZS Brasserie & Bar offers a wide range of classic Hungarian cuisine. The Bar & Lobby Lounge is a cozy spot to enjoy cocktails and a light snack.
Four Seasons Orlando - $700
Located southeast Disney World's theme parks, the Four Seasons Orlando is in the private Golden Oak Community. The resort is located on the water and incorporates the natural beauty in its Spanish Revival architecture with terracotta tiled roofs, square towers, colonnades and arched windows. There are 443 guest rooms including 68 suites. Balconies include furnishings and rooms have the most luxurious amenities. The 16th floor Royal Suite has covers 3300 square feet.
When not enjoying the comfort of their room, guests are invited to the 13,000 square foot spa, golf on the Tom Fazio-designed Tranquilo Golf Club, or enjoy the zero-entry pool at the resort's Explorer Island. The pool has 2 water slides, a splash pad, a rock climbing wall and sand volleyball court. The Oasis is an adults only pool that provides a quite lakeside setting. The spa features 18 treatment rooms, 4 couples' suites, 2 waterside bungalows and a salon.
There is a variety to choose from when dining or socializing at the Four Seasons Orlando. Capa is a rooftop bar offering beautiful views. The Lobby Bar and Lickety Split also provide a spot to enjoy a cocktail and conversation. Restaurants include Capa, Ravello, PB&G, and Plancha.
Four Seasons Firenze -$900
Florence Italy's Four Seasons Firenze fits in perfectly to the magnificent Renaissance city. Located among the monuments, museums, shops and restaurants of Florence, the Four Seasons provides a place to enjoy the surrounding city of Florence and enjoy the luxury, first-class style and service of the Four Seasons. The hotel's concierge will offer tips and make arrangements for things to do in and around the city including touring wineries along the Tuscan countryside and touring the city of Florence.
The 66 guest rooms and 44 guest suites are located in the 500 year old Palazzo Della Gherardesca and 16th century convent. Each guest accommodation is filled with comfort and luxury furnishings, linens and amenities, and combine modern luxury with quaint antiquity. Suites are decorated with elegant frescos, friezes and sculptures.
The spa at Four Seasons Firenze salon services as well as intensive body treatments. The exclusive spa suite offers treatments in the tranquil garden of the palazzo. The5,000 square foot garden joins the palazzo and the convent. The garden provides private spaces for guests to relax. The hotel also has a relaxing whirlpool and a fitness center. Restaurants at the Four Seasons include Il Palagio, La Magnolia, and the Al Fresco and Pool Tree Bar as well as the Atrium Lounge. The hotel also offers private romantic dining in the garden.
Four Seasons Toronto - $420
The original Four Seasons Hotel, the Toronto location opened in 1961. Located in the Yorkville neighborhood, at the time, this was not the most reputable areas in the city. Isadore Sharp designed the hotel as an oasis for business travelers. It remains one of the premier Four Seasons hotels in the world. Today, Yorkville is a pleasant area to stroll, shop and dine.
There are 259 guest rooms including 42 suites in the Toronto hotel, each decorated in luxurious and comfortable style. The 30,000 square foot spa provides a calming retreat in this bustling city. The spa features 17 treatment rooms, 2 steam rooms and a salon. The sunlit relaxation pool is open year round. A whirlpool and outdoor terrace complete the space. A state-of-the-art fitness center is also available.
Outstanding concierge service provides each guest with tailor made activities outside of the hotel. While not enjoying the surrounding shopping, dining and nightlife of the city, the hotel offers fine dining and an intimate lounge. Café Boulud serves classic and contemporary French cuisine while d|bar is the perfect place to relax or socialize with a cocktail or al fresco meal.
Four Seasons Whistler - $2900
Whistler is the largest ski resort in North America. The landscape in this British Columbia town is breathtaking. Nestled amid the mountains, glaciers and Alpine meadows, the Four Seasons Whistler offers a unique and luxurious environment. Whether visiting for relaxation or activity, there is something for everyone in and near the Four Seasons. The resort is just a 3 minute walk to the quaint village of Whistler, Canada.
The resort's interior brings the outdoors inside with stone, glass and timber. Each of the 291 guest rooms offer the best amenities for comfort in the European lodge style décor. The guest rooms include 95 suites and 20 private residences. There is plenty to do in and around the Four Seasons including golfing at one of 4 nearby championship courses, skiing or mountain biking on one of 200 trails, or enjoying the onsite 2185 square foot fitness center or the 75 foot courtyard pool.
Travel & Leisure has named the spa at the Four Seasons Whistler number 1 in Canada. There are 11 treatment rooms, 2 couples' rooms, 2 Zen lounges and a Vichy shower room. SIDECUT Modern Steak & Bar offers fine dining with locally sourced ingredients. The SIDECUT Bar is a comfortable place to relax and enjoy a cocktail and conversation.
Four Seasons Punta Mita - $950
Located just 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta, in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit, Four Seasons Punta Mita can be found in the beautiful fishing village with its white sandy beaches and crystal waters. The resort offers a luxurious place to relax and also many activities including golf, surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving. There are 173 guest rooms and suites with Mexican beach home décor. Each room is spacious with comfortable lines, sumptuous bathrooms and airy balconies.
There is plenty to do onsite. Aside from lounging at one of 3 pools or one of 2 private beaches, there are 10 tennis courts and 2 Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses. The spa and fitness area offer a place to relax and rejuvenate in a paradise setting. Restaurants include the casual Tail of the Whale, the poolside Ketsi, the contemporary Bahia, or the more formal Armara. Enjoy a snack or cocktail at The Shack, one of the pool bars or the Cora Lounge. For an intimate dinner at the seaside, the Four Seasons offers private dining.
Four Seasons Hualalai - $1135
Truly an island paradise, the Four Seasons Hualalai is set amid pristine beaches, black lava landscapes and the beautiful Pacific Ocean on the North Kona Coast of Hawaii's Big Island. The hotel has 250 guest rooms, suites and villas. The guest rooms are located in intimate 2 story bungalows that emphasize tropical indoor and outdoor living. Hawaiian art is incorporated throughout the resort. Of the guest accommodations, 125 rooms have outdoor lava-rock showers and 51 are spacious villas and suites. All guest rooms have lanais, granite bathrooms with deep tubs and separate showers. The suites offer large living spaces, and the villas offer a personal concierge and lounge chairs on the beach.
The Four Seasons Hualalai's service is impeccable. Guests are greeted at the airport and escorted to the resort. Concierge service includes arranging activities to the Big Island's most iconic attractions including tours of the Kona coffee coast and visits to the lush tropical areas of the island with beautiful vegetation and magnificent waterfalls.
The spa at Hualalai incorporates the natural beauty of the island with relaxing treatments in the soothing island atmosphere. When not enjoying one of the 7 exotic on-site pools, the white sandy beaches beckon. There are 3 onsite restaurants and 2 ocean side lounges at the resort. Beach Tree serves al fresco meals during the day and becomes a hot nightspot. 'Ulu Ocean Grill offers fresh seafood and locally grown fruits and vegetables. Hualalai Grille serves fresh fish, steaks and more. The beachside lounges offer a relaxing environment to enjoy cocktails or sushi while watching the sunset.
Written by Garrett Parker
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