Four Seasons Hotels Logo – Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is an international hotel chain with over 70 hotels and resorts in the luxury segment. The group has been taken as yet only one of the world as “AAA Five Diamond” hotel chain in the ranking of the AAA. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is a public corporation with headquarters in Toronto ( Ontario , Canada ). Bill Gates is one of the largest shareholders.
Isadore Sharp (“Issy”) founded the luxury hotel group in 1960 with the opening of the first Four Seasons hotel in the city center (Jarvis Street) Toronto. In the early 90s, the financially troubled hotel group Regent bought. With very few exceptions, the posh villa converted into the parent company, Four Seasons Hotels. Under construction in Regent-houses, such as the Milan hotel, opened just below the logo of the Four Seasons hotel.
In November 1997, acquired Carlson Hospitality Worldwide , the rights to The Regent . Four Seasons Regent kept licenses to the international hotels in Kuala Lumpur , Singapore , Taipei and Los Angeles , and this leads under the name Regent . 2004 was abandoned for the first time in its history for a hotel. The Four Seasons Hotel in Berlin was a result of price competition at the Berlin hotel and failed contract negotiations closed at the real estate. Today, the heads Rezidor Hotel Group , the hotel under the name of The Regent Berlin .
2007, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the Saudi Arabian investor and billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud the Canadian Four Seasons Hotel Group for an estimated 3.7 billion U.S. dollars accepted. Company founder Isadore Sharp retains a stake of 10 percent of Four Seasons.