Four Seasons one of ‘100 best’ to work at
Dubai, January 24, 2012
Four Seasons has been named as one among Fortune magazine’s list of ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’, by its employees for the 15th year in a row.
“As one of only 13 organisations to have the distinction of being recognised every year since the list launched in 1998, Four Seasons is a Fortune ‘all star’,” said Kathleen Taylor, president and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
“Our employees have an innate understanding of the luxury hotel guest and their specific needs,” said Christopher Hunsberger, executive vice president, product and innovation. “One of the most precious commodities for travellers today is time, so our people are constantly thinking of new ways to ensure that every minute spent at our hotels is rewarding, productive and memorable.”
Recently a team of employees at Four Seasons Hotel Boston initiated what is now a company-wide service. Recognising the need for quality meals in a hurry, the team set about to establish a 15-minute room service menu, offering a selection of creative and delicious dishes, a statement from the hotel said.
Extremely well received by guests in Boston, the 15-minute menu is now available at all Four Seasons hotels around the world, each executed with local flair.
Nick Mutton, executive vice president, human resources, said: “Our practice of hiring people based on attitude before skill enables us to find people who are genuinely interested in serving others and dedicated to finding new ways to impress.”
Four Seasons properties dominated Travel + Leisure’s 2011 “500 World’s Best Hotels” and Condé Nast Traveler’s World’s Best Places to Stay “Gold List” 2011, earning more spots on the lists than any other hotel company, the statement said.
It also received distinction for its spas, being recognised by the 2011 SpaFinder Reader’s Choice Award’s as the Best Brand Overall and as the Reader’s Choice for Best Resort Spa Brand by Spa Magazine, it said.
Most recently, Four Seasons was named by Gallivanter’s Guide as the “Best Hotel Group Worldwide” in their 2011 Awards of Excellence and by the Daily Telegraph 2011 Ultratravel Awards as the Best Luxury Chain. – TradeArabia News Service