In a year like no other for the hospitality industry, owners and restaurateurs had to persevere and re-dedicate to Excellence. At 19 Four Seasons around the globe, that’s exactly what they did and the results were 27 prestigious Michelin Awards. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast.
According to an official release, striving for Excellence was always part of the plan. “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.”
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.
From chefs and kitchen teams to sommeliers and mixologists, Four Seasons employees found new and creative ways to offer Michelin-starred experiences, whether on site, to go, or even in the comfort of one’s own home. For example, and according to the release, 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 Valentine’s Day, with surprise touches to create a memorable evening at home.
“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.”
We applaud any industry and business make the most of the situation and sticking to a plan of Excellence.