Planet (Environment)

Our aspiration is to leave the world better than we found it. We don’t just want to be the best in the world, we need to be the best for the world. That’s why we’re focused on protecting and regenerating the planet with love and care, working toward a future in which the only impact we have is for good.

Our work contributes to the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:


Our ESG program in action

Below are just a few examples of how our properties are activating our commitment to our planet.
  • Luxury tent at Naviva, Punta Mita
    Naviva®, a Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita, México


    Nature was treated as a partner in the design of Naviva, our first tented resort in North America. This lush refuge is located on a private peninsula on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Featuring 15 luxury tents surrounded by 48 forested acres (19.4 hectares), Naviva is defined by biophilic design practices – those that use natural features as a prevailing influence and inspiration. The project reflects all 14 patterns of biophilic design, which emphasize the relationships between nature, human biology and the design of the built environment.
  • Four Seasons Resort Marrakech


    Nestled between the city’s ancient medina and vibrant neighbourhoods, Four Seasons Resort Marrakech features a unique layout with guest rooms and amenities spread across nine separate buildings. As part of its commitment to sustainability, the resort recently upgraded its hot water system to harness the power of solar energy. Each building now has on-site boilers powered by a hybrid solar and electric system. This innovative design not only uses solar energy but also recovers waste heat from air conditioning units, significantly reducing electricity consumption. The electrical heating is only activated when solar energy and waste heat are insufficient to meet the building’s needs. If a building is unoccupied, the entire system can be temporarily turned off.
  • Four Seasons Resort Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica


    In 2022, Four Seasons Resort Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica achieved a dramatic improvement in avoiding food waste by using advanced technology tools. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Emiliano Rabia, the team adopted artificial intelligence tools from Winnow to pinpoint and reduce key sources of waste. In the first six months of use, the tools reduced costs by USD 46,000, reduced food waste by 50% by value and resulted in over 13,000 kilograms (28,660 pounds) of organic waste being diverted from landfills.
  • An aerial view of Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens amid greenery and overlooking the blue-green sea
    Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens


    Greek cuisine is known around the world for its use of fresh, flavourful produce and seafood, and Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens is dedicated to showcasing these distinctive flavours. The Hotel often features regional dishes using the finest local ingredients at its bars and restaurants. It also sources 60% of its fruit and vegetables and 85% of its fish locally. About 90% of the Hotel’s soft drinks, beer and water come from nearby producers, as do 100% of its eggs. Herbs used at Pelagos and Taverna 37 are harvested from its on-site garden. In addition to supporting local farmers and fish harvesters, the Hotel upholds high standards of responsible food production: its bars and restaurants use exclusively cage-free eggs and Rainforest Alliance–certified coffee.
  • Four Seasons Resort Lanai


    To maintain local plant health and the coral reef ecosystem, Four Seasons Resort Lanai aligned its practices with requirements for the Gold Certification for Organic Landscape Management from the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council and became the first resort to achieve this accreditation in 2022. The Resort’s 100% organic landscaping approach helps pollinator species thrive, and the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a non-profit organization, has officially recognized the Resort’s grounds as a pollinator habitat. The presence of healthy and active pollinator populations strengthens surrounding plant populations and revitalizes populations of insect species that prey on conventional pests like ants and cockroaches, creating a more balanced and biodiverse ecosystem.