Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

December 02, 2008 09:01 ET

The Gift of Small Indulgences

Gift Cards the Gift of Choice This Festive Season

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2008) -

Editors note: Two photos and an audio clip are included with this press release.

Receiving a gift card tops the holiday wish list, according to a recent study of affluent consumers by Harrison Group for American Express Publishing(i). This festive season, give them what they want. Let them treat themselves to small indulgences they can enjoy at home or abroad with a Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Gift Card, redeemable worldwide for virtually anything.

"Holidays are for creating memories with those most special to us," said Susan Helstab, Senior Vice President Corporate Marketing, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. "A Four Seasons Gift Card is the gift of an uplifting experience, which, particularly this year, is top of mind for consumers."

Four Seasons offers countless, accessible gift experiences for everyone on your list. Here is a sampling of unique, small indulgences available at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts this festive season:

- Send the gourmand on your list to a themed cooking class at Aujourd'hui at Four Seasons Hotel Boston. They'll learn the favorite recipes of Executive Chef Brooke Vosika and Chef de Cuisine William Kovel; pair them with wine recommendations from Sommelier Jason Irving and take a Sous Chef apron home as a souvenir. ($125 USD)

- For the ski fanatic on your list, the Ski Lite Programme at Four Seasons Hotel Whistler lets them pack light for their winter getaway, suiting them up onsite with designer ski wear from Prada and Spyder and performance rental equipment by Salomon, Rossignol, K2 and Burton (prices vary)

- For the shopaholic on your list, a Rodeo Drive cocktail in The Blvd at Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel) will hit the spot after a day of retail therapy. Recommend the Tiffany Blue in a special edition tumbler by Frank Gehry for Tiffany. They'll take sweet memories - and the tumbler - home. ($55 USD)

- Give them something hot at the fitness facilities at Four Seasons Hotel Miami: a Zumba class with a former trainer of the Miami Heat dancers. This fitness program infused with Latin flair will help them shape up in time for New Year's Eve. ($35 USD)

- Send the man who has everything to the Willow Room at the recently launched Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach Spa. The private retreat is equipped with an authentic barber chair, flat-screen TV and space for relaxation and is home to the Traditional Hot Towel Shave. This six-step treatment combines a facial and a shave using a classic straight-edge razor. ($30 USD)

Four Seasons Gift Cards are available for purchase online in any denomination beginning at US $100, or at any Four Seasons Hotel or Resort beginning at US $50.

(i) The Annual Survey of Affluence & Wealth in America: Produced by American Express Publishing & Harrison Group, 2008

Four Seasons is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continuous innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. From elegant surroundings of the finest quality, to caring, highly personalised 24-hour service, Four Seasons embodies a true home away from home for those who know and appreciate the best. The deeply instilled Four Seasons culture is personified in its employees - people who share a single focus and are inspired to offer great service. Founded in 1960, Four Seasons has followed a targeted course of expansion, opening hotels and residences in major city centres and desirable resort destinations around the world. Currently with 82 properties in 34 countries, and more than 31 projects under development, Four Seasons continues to lead the hospitality industry with innovative enhancements, making business travel easier and leisure travel more rewarding. For more information on Four Seasons, visit www.fourseasons.com.

To view a photo of Susan Helstab please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20081128-Susan HeadshotL.jpg

To view a photo of the worldwide Four Seasons Gift Card please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20081128-Gift Card ImageL.jpg

To listen to the Podcast, please visit the following link: http://www.fourseasons.com/giftcard/podcast/audio/1108_helstab/

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