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Encyclopedia > Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
Four Seasons Hotels Inc.
Type Private
Founded 1960
Headquarters Toronto, Canada
Key people Isadore Sharp, Founder, Chairman & CEO
Kathleen P. Taylor, President & COO
James FitzGibbon, President Hotel Operations
Industry hospitality, tourism
Website www.fourseasons.com

Four Seasons Hotels, Inc. is a Canadian-based international luxury hotel chain consisting of hotels and resorts aimed at the higher end of the accommodation market. It is considered among the best luxury hotel chains worldwide, according to Travel + Leisure[1] magazine and Zagat Survey[2], and operates 21 AAA [3] five diamond properties. Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Image File history File links Fourseasons. ... Isadore Issy Sharp (born October 8, 1931) is a Canadian businessman and founder, president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. ... This article is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Tourists on Oahu, Hawaii Tourism is travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes or the provision of services to support this leisure travel. ... A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1944x2592, 771 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1944x2592, 771 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta is a part of the Toronto-based Four Seasons chain of luxury hotels and resorts. ... The GLG Grand building is a 186-meter (610-foot) tall skyscraper in Midtown Atlanta. ... Dariush Grand Hotel,Kish island, Iran The 4-star Manor House Hotel at Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England. ... Resorts combine a hotel and a variety of recreations, such as swimming pools. ... Travel + Leisure is an American magazine initially published in 1971 as a spin-off of Playboy, and is now a subsidiary of American Express. ... Zagat Survey was established by Tim and Nina Zagat in 1979 as a way to collect and correlate the ratings of restaurants by diners. ... The AAA logo AAA (read triple-A), also known by its historic name of the American Automobile Association, is an American not-for-profit automobile lobby group and service organization that provides its members with many member benefits and services including but not limited to Nationwide Emergency Road Side Assistance...

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History

  • The first Four Seasons Hotel opened in 1961 in Toronto, Ontario as a motor hotel in the downtown area.
  • In 1970, Four Seasons Hotels opened their first European hotel in London, England – Four Seasons Hotel London.
  • Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Four Seasons grew and opened more hotels throughout North America. During this time, Four Seasons Hotels developed and incorporated its now standard use of luxury items within guest rooms. These include terry-cloth robes, 2-line telephones in the guest room and bath, European-style concierge services, room service 24 hours a day, twice-daily housekeeping service, one-hour pressing, and round-the-clock laundry and dry cleaning service.
  • Four Seasons Hotels opened its first Hawaiian resort in the early 1990’s - Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
  • Four Seasons first introduced a full-service spa in 1986, at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas.
  • The hotel chain now considers spa as an integral part of the luxury hotel experience. Since 2001, every Four Seasons resort includes a distinctive spa experience and every property worldwide offers on-site spa services.

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Business

Four Seasons is a publicly traded corporation headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Isadore (“Issy”) Sharp founded the company in 1960 and opened the first Four Seasons Hotel on Jarvis Street in downtown Toronto in 1960. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has a substantial holding in the company along with Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia. On November 6, 2006, Bill Gates, through his holding company Cascades Investment LLC, and Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal made an offer to take the company private for US$3.4 billion (excluding debt).[4][5] On February 12, 2007, the deal was finalized, Gates and Al-Waleed paying $82 USD per share. On April 27, 2007, it was announced that all details of plan for the take over had been completed. [6] Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Isadore Issy Sharp (born October 8, 1931) is a Canadian businessman and founder, president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American entrepreneur and the co-founder, chairman, former chief software architect, and former CEO of Microsoft, the worlds largest software company. ... Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, (born, March 7, 1955) (Arabic: الوليد بن طلال بن عبد العزيز آل سعود) commonly known as Prince Al-Waleed, is a member of the Saudi Royal Family, and an entrepreneur and international investor. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Operation

Four Seasons Hotels operates a residential program called the Residence Club that involves the sale of villas, penthouses and the like within select Four Seasons properties as private properties. The company currently operates 74 properties in 31 countries and has another 25 locations under development. A villa was originally an upper-class country house, though since its origins in Roman times the idea and function of a villa has evolved considerably. ... A penthouse apartment or penthouse is a special apartment on the top floor of a building. ...


On June 19, 2002 the Canadian Opera Company announced Four Seasons Hotels as the naming donor for the COC's new Opera House, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, located in Toronto, Canada. is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Canadian Opera Company (COC), located in Toronto, Ontario, is the largest opera company in Canada and the sixth largest in North America. ... The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is the future home for both the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. ...


Controversies

In late 2006 it was announced that the Robin Paterson (former CEO of Hamptons International) and Mike Pemberton (West Indies Hotel Developer) were planning to build a new high-end Four Seasons Resort on the Mount Hartman Estate on the Caribbean island of Grenada.[7] This has been subject to much debate, as it is an important site for the critically endangered Grenada Dove. The Grenada Government has issued statements saying the resort can be built on the site without significantly affecting the dove. This has been questioned by BirdLife International, which, together with other organizations (such as American Bird Conservancy) and private individuals (such as Graeme Gibson and Margaret Atwood), have started a campaign against the plans.[8][9][10][11][12] “West Indian” redirects here. ... An endangered species is a species whose population is so small that it is in danger of becoming extinct. ... Binomial name Leptotila wellsi (Lawrence, 1884) The Grenada Dove (Leptotila wellsi) is a medium-sized New World tropical dove. ... BirdLife International is the international conservation organization working to protect the world’s birds and their habitats. ... American Bird Conservancy, commonly abbreviated ABC, is a charitable organization that works solely to conserve native wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. ... Graeme C. Gibson (born 1934) is a Canadian novelist who lives in Toronto, Ontario. ... Margaret Eleanor Atwood, OC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian writer. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ World's Best 2006, Travel+Leisure.com
  2. ^ Zagat Survey Rates, Hotel-online.com
  3. ^ AAA Five-Diamond Hotels, Honeymoon.about.com
  4. ^ Elizabeth Church, Jacquie McNish. "Four Seasons strikes deal to go private", The Globe and Mail, 2006-11-06. Retrieved on 2006-11-06. 
  5. ^ William Spain. "Four Seasons gets $3.7 billion takeover offer: Team of investors includes Four Seasons chief, Saudi prince, Bill Gates", MarketWatch, Inc, 2006-11-06. 
  6. ^ David Litterick. "Bill Gates and Prince Alwaleed bin Talal in Four Seasons deal", Telegraph Media Group Limited, 2007-02-13. 
  7. ^ John Waples. "British duo build new millionaires’ playground in Barbados and Grenada", The Sunday Times, 2006-10-01. 
  8. ^ BirdLife International (2006-12-19). Government of Grenada to sell off National Park for Four Seasons resort. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-02-19.
  9. ^ BirdLife International (2006-12-22). Grenada update: No ‘peace on earth’ for rare dove. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-02-19.
  10. ^ BirdLife International (2007-02-16). Grenada update: Grenada government defiant as dove sanctuary protest grows. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-02-20.
  11. ^ American Bird Conservancy (2007-01-08). Four Season resort spells doom for Grenada's national bird. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-02-20.
  12. ^ Margaret Atwood; Graeme Gibson. Protect the Granada Dove. Retrieved on 2007-02-20.

For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... BirdLife International is the international conservation organization working to protect the world’s birds and their habitats. ... A news release, press release or press statement is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... A news release, press release or press statement is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... A news release, press release or press statement is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... American Bird Conservancy, commonly abbreviated ABC, is a charitable organization that works solely to conserve native wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. ... A news release, press release or press statement is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

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