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16400 11 Feb 2021

Four Seasons Celebrates Culinary Excellence Around the World

In a challenging year for the global hospitality industry, Four Seasons restaurant teams reaffirm their commitment to the highest standards of cuisine and service

February 10, 2021, Toronto, Canada With three of Michelin's most prominent guides unveiled in January, the exceptional restaurants of Four Seasons are embracing a new year and a renewed commitment to excellence. Sparkling under 27 Michelin stars across 19 restaurants, Four Seasons maintains the most Michelin Stars of any single luxury hospitality brand.

"There's no question that the past year has brought unprecedented challenges to the culinary world and the broader hospitality industry but through these difficult times, we grow stronger and adapt to deliver on our commitment to quality and excellence," says Christian Clerc, President, Global Operations. "Our Chefs and culinary teams around the world are continually evolving in order to find creative ways to offer our guests the best possible dining experiences. This year's Michelin Guides reflect the passionate spirit, innovation and resilience that prevails throughout our kitchens and dining rooms worldwide."

From chefs and kitchen teams to sommeliers and mixologists, Four Seasons employees have found new and creative ways to offer Michelin-starred experiences, whether on site, to go, or even in the comfort of ones own home. For example, on New Year's Eve, Parisians had the opportunity to dine on a multi-course menu prepared by the chefs of Le Cinq***, paired with wines from the legendary cellar of Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. In Hong Kong, Chef Chan Yan Tak's famous puddings from Lung King Heen*** are available for takeout to celebrate the Lunar New Year, and Florentines can enjoy a romantic dinner for two from Il Palagio* for Valentines Day, with surprise touches to create a memorable evening at home.

Elsewhere around the world, Four Seasons restaurants are offering myriad options for takeout and delivery, off-site catering, and everyday enjoyment at home or on the go. Whether taking out or dining in, guests can take comfort that the enhanced Four Seasons global health and safety program, Lead With Care, is implemented at every step of the guest and employee journey.

2021 Michelin Stars at Four Seasons

The highly anticipated Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau was announced on January 27, 2021, once again distinguishing Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong as a global culinary leader, with an impressive eight stars under one roof, the most of any hotel in Hong Kong. Chef Chan Yan Taks Lung King Heen*** proved again why it was the worlds first Chinese restaurant to earn three stars; Caprice***, the haute French dining experience lead by Chef Guillaume Galliot also maintained its stars, while celebrating Caprice Bars entry into Asias 50 Best Bars thanks to the creativity of Four Seasons Beverage Ambassador Lorenzo Antinori; and Sushi Saito** continues to sparkle under two stars (Chef Masashi Kubota). Dirk Haltenhof is the Hotels Executive Chef, and Chef Ringo Chan leads the Hotels pastry team.

At Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Zi Yat Heen* (Chef Cheung Chi Choi) also retained its standing in the new Michelin Guide.

On the other side of the globe, the new edition of the original Michelin Guide was unveiled in France on January 18, 2021, with Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris leading the way once again with a total of five stars. Le Cinq*** maintained its standing under the visionary leadership of Chef Christian Le Squer (also the Hotels Executive Chef); as did Le George* with Chef Simone Zanoni continuing to promote sustainable culinary practices, as well as LOrangerie*, helmed by Chef Alan Taudon. Chef Michael Bartocetti leads the Hotels pastry team, while Eric Beaumard oversees both the Le Cinq dining room and the historic wine cellar. Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris is the only Palace hotel in Europe to have five Michelin stars across three restaurants.

Also in France, Chef Yoric Tiche has once again placed Le Cap* at Grand-Htel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel on the cutting edge of gastronomy, while Chef Nicolas Hensingers Prima* at Les Chalets du Mont dArbois, A Four Seasons Hotel also retained its place in the Michelin Guide.

The 2021 Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland was revealed on January 25, 2021, with La Dame de Pic London** at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square once again earning two stars. Last year, it was announced that Chef Anne-Sophie Pic the first female chef to earn three Michelin stars has also partnered with Four Seasons Hotel Megve to create a new concept and menu at Le 1920 La Dame de Pic, which currently has Michelins Plate distinction.

Additional Recent Announcements from the Michelin Guide

In fall 2020, Michelin stars were awarded to Mio* and Cai Yi Xuan* (Chef Li Qiang) at Four Seasons Hotel Beijing; Yu Yuan* (Chef Ko Kwok Fai) at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul; Il Palagio* (Chef Vito Mollica) at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze; Sushi Wakon* at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto; and Yu Yue Heen* (Chef Mai Zhi Xiong) at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou.

Il Lago* (Chef Massimiliano Sena) at Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva currently holds one star, with the 2021 Guide for the region expected soon. The Michelin Guide announced earlier in 2020 that the California and Singapore Guides would be delayed; CUT* at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel (Chef Hilary Henderson) and Jiang-Nan Chun* (Chef Albert Au) at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore each have one Michelin star.

About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Founded in 1960, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality.  Currently operating 119 hotels and resorts and 44 residential properties in major city centres and resort destinations in 47 countries, and with more than 50 projects under planning or development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world's best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveller reviews and industry awards. For more information and reservations, visit fourseasons.com. For the latest news, visit press.fourseasons.com and follow @FourSeasonsPR on Twitter.