Luxury by land, air and sea: Four Seasons’ first yacht to set sail in 2025 as global hotel pipeline grows

by Ruth Hogan

Luxury hospitality company Four Seasons is gearing up for growth globally with a development pipeline of more than 50 hotels and resorts coming to fruition in 2024 and beyond, including its first property in Melbourne.

With a current portfolio of 128 hotels and resorts in 47 countries, Four Seasons’ strategic expansion is focused on key destinations that will further strengthen the company’s position as a global luxury hospitality leader.

“Grounded in Four Seasons history of industry leadership, our vision is to be the most aspirational luxury hospitality and residential brand through genuine and unparalleled service experiences,” said Four Seasons President and Chief Executive Officer, Alejandro Reynal.

“The key to our success has and always will be our people and culture. This will continue to guide our path forward as we further solidify Four Seasons legacy of authentic and unscripted care for which we are renowned.”

In the coming years, new additions include a resort in Cabo San Lucas on the southern shores of Mexico’s Baja peninsula, a 16th-century hotel transformation in the historic city of Cartagena, a fourth Four Seasons property in Morocco with a waterfront hotel in Rabat, two hotels in China’s Dalian and Hangzhou cities, and a fourth Four Seasons Hotel in Japan – a 49-storey mixed-used development project in Osaka.

Four Seasons Yachts will set sail on its inaugural voyage in late 2025. First announced in September 2022, the first ship will take the luxury brand’s signature service to the high seas with “a vessel surpassing the suite size, amenities and staff-to-guest ratios that currently exist in the market”.

“With our hotels and resorts at the core of who we are, Four Seasons has built from strength to strength as we’ve extended our offerings in ways that are most meaningful to luxury consumers,” said Reynal.

“In 2015, we launched our Private Jet Experience and have recently added our Drive and upcoming Yacht journeys. Our ability to create lifelong memories – whether you stay, live or travel with us – will continue to be the hallmark of our brand well into the future.”