Articles tagged “four seasons”

Hotel CEOs Share Memories of Their Very First Jobs in Hospitality

Hotel CEOs Share Memories of Their Very First Jobs in Hospitality

Chris Taylor, Reuters

These interviews are proof that many of today's chief hotel executives literally worked their way to the top, and their first hospitality jobs weren't always very glamorous. Their experiences too, provide a perspective on a greater challenge facing the hospitality industry as a whole: that of recruiting new talent and training front desk agent or janitor to become tomorrow's CEO.

3 weeks ago

A Roundup of the Oddest Hotel Jobs in the World

A Roundup of the Oddest Hotel Jobs in the World

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

This list is a testament to the wide-ranging job opportunities you can find in the hospitality industry. (Also, how do I learn how to become a dog masseuse?)

1 month ago

Puerto Rico Pins Luxury Tourism Hopes on a $230-Million Four Seasons Hotel

Puerto Rico Pins Luxury Tourism Hopes on a $230-Million Four Seasons Hotel

Associated Press

As Puerto Rico rebuilds its tourism market after a very challenging year, it's pinning some of those hopes on the luxury market.

2 months ago

Travelers Wanting a Break From Reality Flock to Private Island Resorts

Travelers Wanting a Break From Reality Flock to Private Island Resorts

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Given the tumultuous year we've all had, collectively, a private island vacation doesn't sound like a bad idea. It's proof that travel that removes you from the day-to-day, and even disconnects you, has its place, too. Now, if only we all just had the bank accounts to be able to afford this.

3 months ago

An Inside Look at Four Seasons’ Working Hotel Laboratory

An Inside Look at Four Seasons’ Working Hotel Laboratory

Deanna Ting, Skift

Details count, and it's clear that, as a luxury hotel brand, the Four Seasons takes every single detail of the hotel guest experience very seriously, from the water pressure in your shower to the placemats in the restaurant.

3 months ago

Interview: Four Seasons CEO on the U.S. Election, Loyalty and Scale

Interview: Four Seasons CEO on the U.S. Election, Loyalty and Scale

Deanna Ting, Skift

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts' approach to the luxury market is a little bit different from its peers, and our conversation with president and CEO J. Allen Smith gives you a bit of a glimpse into that approach.

4 months ago

For Hotel CEOs, Understanding the Magic Behind Branding Has Never Been More Crucial

For Hotel CEOs, Understanding the Magic Behind Branding Has Never Been More Crucial

Deanna Ting, Skift

The biggest news from last week’s hospitality conferences was that there wasn’t much news. But where there was, it all had to do with a single theme: branding. Here’s why.

9 months ago

Interview: Four Seasons CEO on the Brand’s Singular Focus

Interview: Four Seasons CEO on the Brand’s Singular Focus

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

While others are launching or acquiring new brands to increase their global footprints, Four Seasons has stuck with a singular brand that boasts diverse luxury properties. How long it will continue to play the contrarian in this world of mergers and soft brands is another story.

1 year ago

Hotel Minibars Try to Make a Comeback With Better Design and Local Products

Hotel Minibars Try to Make a Comeback With Better Design and Local Products

Dan Peltier, Skift

While many say the minibar is down it definitely isn't out and companies are reimagining cleaner designs that bring together all the things hotels love, like local and tech.

1 year ago

The Company Behind the New Crop of Branded Private Jet Vacations

The Company Behind the New Crop of Branded Private Jet Vacations

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A private jet vacation is a convenient way for the luxury traveler who has seen it all to experience an array of diverse destinations during a single trip.

1 year ago

Four Seasons Keeps Visitors Wired With Free Wi-Fi Across All Its Properties

Four Seasons Keeps Visitors Wired With Free Wi-Fi Across All Its Properties

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

To meet consumer demands and make it easier for visitors to access the mobile app, Four Seasons unveiled a new standard of Wi-Fi: complimentary access available for an unlimited number of devices.

1 year ago

The Science of Creating the Right Smell for a Four-Star Hotel

The Science of Creating the Right Smell for a Four-Star Hotel

Colleen Clark, Bloomberg

A hotel with the right scent signals to guests that the property is focused on every little thing.

1 year ago