When you think about Four Seasons, we hope unparalleled luxury comes to mind. But what is luxury, really? Our answer may surprise you.
To us, true luxury is a meaningful sense of belonging. It is a dedicated focus on how people want to be treated, grounded in the genuine care you experience during your stay and defined by an abundance of humanity and generosity. This starts with our passionate team, welcoming you to be the centre of our world, anywhere in the world – and always with a distinctly human touch.

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There was no vision, there was no grand dream – but there has always been a consistent thread and it propels us forward today, as we continue to grow globally, and that’s service.

Isadore Sharp Founder and Chairman

History of Four Seasons

The story of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, which opened its first hotel in 1961, is a tale of continual innovation, remarkable expansion and a single-minded dedication to the highest of standards. 

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  • Historic 1960s photo of guests enjoying outdoor swimming pool, deck at Four Seasons Hotel
    1960–1969 – Four Seasons is Born
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  • Black-and-white historic 1970s photo of two smiling men in suits by Four Seasons Hotel sign
    1970–1979 – A Focus on Luxury
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  • 1980–1989 – Expansion into the USA
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  • Historic 1990s photo of staff carrying towels past large fountain to outdoor pool, deck at resort
    1990–1999 – Growth Around the World
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  • Woman sets tray down on table in front of infinity pool alongside ocean
    2000–2009 – A Global Luxury Brand
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  • Tail end and rear wing of a FS private jet, green foliage in the background
    2010 to present – Innovation Meets Luxury Travel
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  • Portrait photo of Four Seasons Hotel Founder and Chairman Isador Sharp wearing suit, tie
    The Four Seasons Team

    Corporate Bios

    Four Seasons senior executives have more combined experience than any other team in our industry. Their stories speak for themselves.
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    We are committed to building upon our Company’s strong history of supporting our communities and the environment. Through our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) program we seek to preserve and regenerate the beautiful places in which we operate, and leave a positive, enduring impact on our communities.