Four Seasons is now renting out residences. // © 2014 Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Bookings can now be made on the new Four Seasons Vacation Rental website, a collection of private luxury residences that can be sorted based on region, area of interest, price, number of rooms and more.
Why It Matters:
Airbnb now offers more than 600,000 listings in 192 countries around the world. Valued at $10 billion with more than 15 million nights booked, the company is more than just a popular alternative to traditional hotel stays, so it was only a matter of time before hotel companies reacted. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has the right approach, offering what’s great about Airbnb while guaranteeing Four Seasons’ luxury standards and a la carte amenities, including the services of a personal chef.
- Residences are an extension of the hotel/resort and are located on the same property. Guests staying at the Residences have access to all of the hotel/ resort’s services and amenities such as the concierge, guest services, valet, housekeeping, room service, fitness facilities, pools and recreation areas.
- Travel agents can make all arrangements and standard commission structure will be honored for residential bookings.
- Current destinations offered include Costa Rica; Houston, Texas; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Nevis; Punta Mita, Mexico; San Diego, Calif.; Whistler; Vail, Co.; Marrakech; Mauritius; Seychelles; Sharm El Sheikh; and Bali.
What They Are Saying:
“We’re seeing a steady increase in multi-generational and small group travel – guests who want to get away with children, grandparents or groups of friends to celebrate holidays or mark special moments – and these guests are looking at residential options,” says Jose Soriano, vice president of Worldwide Residential Operations at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Our new website takes the guess work out of finding a Four Seasons vacation rental that offers the privacy, space and freedom of being at home with an ideal base from which to explore a new destination, relax or entertain — all while having full access to Four Seasons signature service and amenities to deliver every comfort and luxury.”
The new residences follow the announcement of the Four Seasons’ new fully branded private jet, the Four Seasons Jet.