I joined other digital media influencers and the public relations team from the Four Seasons for real-time engagement on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif.
Public relations directors from 14 different Four Seasons luxury hotels and resorts hosted a casual meet-and-greet event tonight in West Hollywood, Calif.
The Eveleigh restaurant and bar on Sunset Boulevard provided a picture-perfect setting under the evening’s cityscape lights. Media guests enjoyed organic farm-to-table artisanal food and sipped superb cocktails courtesy of the night’s mixologist.
Guests chatted with the Four Seasons team charged with engaging with savvy social media influentials and travel bloggers.
Increasingly sophisticated consumers rely upon on these digital publishers for credible information for their travel choices in the highly competitive luxury segment of the economy. And the relations developed with these media content providers — either traditional news media or digital media — go a long way to help position a brand for long-time success.
The race is on to capture the attention and travel dollars from these new high-end consumers who are more than ever before relying exclusively on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest as well as lifestyle blogs and travel websites.
The Andrew Harper Reader Survey released in September 2013 predicts significant growth in luxury travel with 33 percent of respondents planning to travel more than in the previous year.
During the evening, I found myself all consumed by learning about the different Four Seasons venues — from the nearby Beverly Wilshire to the far-flung Four Seasons Bora Bora — from the genuinely warm and helpful team.
Although I didn’t get to try all the beautiful food, I felt more than satisfied by doing what I think I do well — share helpful information via live tweets and Instagram videos. It was especially meaningful for me on the eve of the highly anticipated public offering of Twitter on the U.S. stock exchange.
Thanks to various social media channels, the Four Seasons website, hotels.com and other sources, here is my multimedia information to highlight tonight’s participants of the cocktail event.
This iconic Los Angeles landmark is a mere step or two from posh Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. The Beverly Wilshire provides an unsurpassed upscale environment for those with discriminating taste for life’s finest details such as a Michelin-starred restaurant and the ultimate in pampering with the countless organic spa treatments.
Even in car-crazy Los Angeles, the hotel offers complimentary car service for those who don’t want to bother walking with their hands full of shopping bags from some of the world’s most high-end retailers.
Guests can get pampered with soaking tubs in marble bathrooms. Other high-end perks of these bright and airy rooms include plasma TVs, iHome docking stations and Wi-Fi.
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Guests can indulge in their guilty culinary pleasures at the one Michelin-star Wolfgang CUT steakhouse. The adjacent lounge offers perfect entertaining for pre-dinner cocktails or a nightcap. And The Blvd has almost anything to satisfy different tastes for either indoor or al fresco dining throughout the day.
To cool off or just chill out, the Beverly Wilshire provides a chic outdoor pool, surrounded by sun-loungers, cabanas, and a small cafe and bar. The helpful attendants supply loungers with water or a tasty smoothie. And to truly indulge in “me-time” luxury, don’t forget to try the soothing organic treatments spa.
This breathtaking Spanish colonial-style luxury resort is located in Montecito, Calif., directly on Butterfly Beach. The Santa Barbara Zoo is 1.5 miles from the Four Seasons Hotel Santa Barbara and Mission Santa Barbara is about four miles away.
The hotel is nestled on the California coast between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. “Santa Barbara is graced by sunny skies and a mild year-round climate – earning its reputation as the American Riviera,” its website proudly states.
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara features a unique outdoor pool in a lush, jungle-like setting with a hand-tiled bottom. Swimmers even can hear music underwater. A poolside café serves lunch, snacks and beverages.
For those preferring tera, strollers are mesmerized by the resort’s botanical walking tours or recreationists can take to the three tennis courts, a croquet lawn or putting green.
The resort’s full-service spa offers 11 different treatment rooms, along with saunas, steam rooms and a spa tub. Treatments are derived from ocean and botanical elements. The resorts offers three on-site restaurants with beachside dining for lunch and dinner.
Flat-screen TVs come with DVD players in all guest rooms, and high-speed Internet access is available for a fee. Spanish-tiled bathrooms feature deep soaking tubs, separate rainfall showers, plush terry bathrobes and designer bath products.
Turndown service is provided each evening.
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara permits pets.
Located between peaceful Central Park and the bustling streets of Midtown Manhattan, the Four Seasons is a luxurious home base for Central Park activities and world-class shopping.
Head two blocks west to Fifth Avenue, and you’ll find Bergdorf Goodman, FAO Schwarz and Yves St. Laurent. From there, head 2 blocks north to Grand Army Plaza, the gateway to Central Park’s outdoor sports, summer concerts, and historic monuments.
For an enlightening dining experience, try Tao, adjacent to the hotel, serving pan-Asian cuisine and specialty cocktails in a high-energy space presided over by a giant floating Buddha.
The Four Seasons Hotel New York, one of the tallest all-hotel buildings in the city, boasts architecture by the legendary I.M. Pei, designer of Paris’ Louvre Pyramid. The luxurious, contemporary setting offers a sophisticated place to lay your head, whether visiting for business, a family trip, or a stylish city escape.
The Four Seasons is an acclaimed Midtown dining destination. And, after a busy day shopping, the hotel’s full-service spa provides a tranquil reprieve from the city’s restless energy.
The hotel’s fitness center is accessible 24 hours a day with your room key, so you can pop in for a workout anytime, or relax in the whirlpool, sauna or steam room.
The hotel features 368 large rooms, including 63 suites, that are elegantly appointed with soothing, understated décor and the finest in handcrafted furnishings.
Florentine marble bathrooms offer separate glass-enclosed showers and deep soaking tubs that fill in 60 seconds with piping hot water. 24-hour in-room dining and wireless Internet access are available with surcharges.
The Scottsdale hotel is within a mile of the famed Estancia Golf Club, and the Troon North Golf Club is just one mile away.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North features two tennis courts, a health club, an outdoor pool and a spa tub. If you’re looking to relax, the full-service spa boutique offers couples’ massages, body scrubs, facials, and manicures/pedicures.
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This Scottsdale resort includes a business center; wireless Internet access is available for a fee. Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North has a restaurant and a poolside bar. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
The property features 188 spacious guestrooms separated in 25 two-story adobe-style casitas. Amenities include coffee/tea makers, balconies and minibars.
Guestrooms have flat-panel televisions with premium TV channels, DVD players and pay movies. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, double sinks, slippers, and bathroom phones. Guestrooms are accessible via exterior corridors.
Situated in the heart of Denver, Four Seasons Hotel Denver is close to Buell Theatre, United States Mint and Pepsi Center. Also nearby are Coors Field and Elitch Gardens Theme Park.
Four Seasons Hotel Denver has an outdoor pool and a health club. Public areas are equipped with wireless and wired high-speed Internet access for a fee. Business amenities at this 5-star property include a 24-hour business center, small meeting rooms and a technology helpdesk.
Dining options at this luxury hotel include a restaurant, a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. The staff can provide tour/ticket assistance, wedding services, and event catering. Additional amenities include spa services, multilingual staff and laundry facilities.
All rooms have city or mountain views. The 239 air-conditioned guestrooms at Four Seasons Hotel Denver include iPod docking stations and CD players. Beds have pillowtop mattresses, Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and down blankets.
For a surcharge, guests can use the in-room wireless and wired high-speed Internet access. Guests can watch 42-inch LCD TVs equipped with premium digital channels, DVD players and pay movies.
Bathrooms offer separate bathtubs and showers with handheld showerheads, double sinks, televisions and bathrobes. Additional amenities include safes and complimentary weekday newspapers. In addition, amenities available on request include in-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding.
Located on Maui’s south shore, the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea overlooks Wailea Beach with its white sand and calm waters. The Wailea Blue Golf Course, The Shops at Wailea and the Lahaina Galleries are all within a half mile.
The resort has three outdoor pools: the fountain pool, the lagoon-style pool with waterfall, and the adults-only, infinity-edge pool. Sun loungers, chaise longues, umbrellas and beach towels are provided.
The resort’s restaurants include Spago, created by celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck, and serving a fusion of Californian and Hawaiian cuisine; Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante offering a menu of rustic Italian and seafood; and DUO serving prime steaks and seafood.
The spa has 13 treatment rooms and three oceanside huts, offering an array of treatments such as hot stone massages and body wraps. Some of the complimentary amenities include an outrigger canoe program, yoga classes, shopping center shuttle and use of cabanas and beach umbrellas.
Guestrooms and suites at this Four Seasons Resort all feature furnished lanais and most have ocean or garden views. Marble bathrooms include soaking tubs, separate showers and designer bath products. Flat-panel televisions come with DVD players. Rooms also include iHome clock radios and wired and wireless Internet access.
Located in Baltimore in the Inner Harbor area of downtown Baltimore, the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore is close to Harbor East Marina, National Aquarium in Baltimore and American Visionary Art Museum. Also nearby are USS Constellation and Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore has a full-service spa, a spa tub and a steam room. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. Business amenities at this 5-star property include a 24-hour business center, small meeting rooms, and limo/town car service. This luxury hotel offers a bar/lounge. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness facility, and a sauna. Guest parking is available for a surcharge.
Rooms have ocean, city or water views. The 256 guestrooms at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore include iPod docking stations and minibars. Beds have down comforters and down blankets.
Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is provided. Rooms are equipped with LCD TVs with premium cable channels and DVD players.
Bathrooms offer separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms also include televisions, bathrobes and makeup/shaving mirrors.
Additional amenities include espresso makers and safes. In addition, amenities available on request include refrigerators, hypo-allergenic bedding, and wake-up calls.
The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Westlake Village is the place to work out, be pampered and dine on seasonal cuisine. Located just off Highway 101, the hotel enjoys splendid hill scenery. The spa’s experienced therapists offer yoga classes, holistic massages, and facials.
Guestrooms and suites have abundant natural light that floods through floor-to-ceiling windows, providing spectacular views of nearby private gardens, waterfalls, and the scenic Santa Monica hillsides.
Cuisines of the world are available in the onsite restaurants, including Onyx, a guest favorite for its delicate Japanese sushi presentation. Fresh local, seasonal produce is used for many meals.
For water activities, you may choose a family-oriented indoor pool, where toys and goggles are free. Other special amenities for younger guests include child-sized bathrobes and activity rooms for kids and teens. The concierge is ready to help with additional kid-pleasing ideas.
Less than five miles away is The Promenade at Westlake Village, where you can find shopping and the eight screening rooms of Cinépolis. Reserved leather recliners, the latest high-end sight and sound technology, and a full bar and menu enhance your movie-viewing experience.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is situated beachfront on its own private motu (islet), facing a calm, clear lagoon. Mount Otemanu, the Lagoonarium outdoor aquarium, and Polynesian stone temples are all about 30 minutes away via boat.
A white-sand beach leads to the lagoon. Use of kayaks, windsurfing equipment, paddle boards, snorkeling gear and outrigger canoes is complimentary. The resort also features an inner lagoon sanctuary; a marine biologist leads sanctuary activities such as snorkeling tours and fish feeding.
A wave-shaped infinity pool overlooks the ocean. At the full-service spa, treatments incorporate organic seaweed-based Osea products and French Polynesia botanicals. The spa also features an outdoor vitality pool, an aroma hammam, and separate relaxation areas for men and women. The resort has four restaurants. Romantic dinners on the beach also can be arranged.
The resort offers overwater bungalows perched on stilts above the lagoon and spacious villas arrayed along a stretch of private beach. Views encompass the lagoon and Mount Otemanu.
Accommodations have thatched roofs, high ceilings and teakwood furnishings. Bungalows feature furnished decks with ladders leading to the lagoon. Villas come with private pools. All bungalows and villas include plasma TVs, wireless Internet access and marble bathrooms with separate showers and deep soaking tubs.
Secluded on a 99-mile private beach along the Kona-Kohala Coast, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is seven miles from the Kona International Airport and 21 miles from the Holualoa Village.
Guests of this Four Seasons Resort can dine at the two beachfront restaurants or golf clubhouse restaurant and enjoy drinks and ocean views at the two lounges. In addition to the 18-hole, beachfront golf course, the 5-star resort offers eight outdoor tennis courts and seven outdoor swimming pools including a children’s pool and an adults-only pool that features day beds, hammocks, a swim-up bar and a spa tub.
After working out or taking a fitness class in the sports club, guests can indulge in a massage or spa treatment at the full-service spa. Courses for all ages are offered at the Ka’upulehu Cultural Center including Hawaiian crafts, music, dance and language.
Event facilities measure 39,969 square feet with five indoor salons and outdoor space including gardens, lawns, beaches and the lava-rock Hoku Theatre.
Business-friendly amenities include a 24-hour business center and 24-hour concierge. Complimentary self parking and valet parking surcharge.
Two-story bungalows at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai house the 243 guestrooms that feature furnished lanais with ocean, golf course or garden views.
Plasma televisions with cable channels and entertainment centers with DVD/CD players are available in living areas. Wireless high-speed Internet access is complimentary.
Deep soaking bathtubs and separate glass-enclosed showers are standard in the granite bathrooms. Rooms also include coffee/tea makers, bottled water, refreshed daily, and clock radios with MP3 docks. Housekeeping is offered twice daily and an aromatherapy turndown service is provided each evening.
Situated in Santa Fe, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe is close to Santa Fe Opera. Additional area attractions include Old Fort Marcy Park and Georgia O’Keefe Museum.
Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe has a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. This 5-star resort features business amenities including small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. This luxury resort offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge.
The staff can provide wedding services, event catering, and business services. Additional amenities include a fitness facility, a steam room, and a concierge desk. Onsite parking is complimentary. This is a smoke-free property.
Rooms open to balconies. The 65 air-conditioned guestrooms at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe include fireplaces and CD players. Rooms are equipped with LCD televisions with DVD players and pay movies. All accommodations provide desks, safes, and multi-line phones with voice mail.
Bathrooms offer separate bathtubs and showers, scales, bathrobes and makeup/shaving mirrors. In-room minibars, coffee/tea makers, and complimentary bottled water are provided. Additional amenities include complimentary newspapers and slippers.
In addition, amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding, extra towels/bedding, and wake-up calls. Turndown service is offered nightly and housekeeping is available daily.
Guests of Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas stay on the top floors of Mandalay Bay tower. In addition to the great south Strip location, you can enjoy a comparatively peaceful setting. Mandalay Bay’s amenities are yours to enjoy, from nightclubs to an impressive 11-acre pool area.
The hotel has four on-site options for dining and drinks. The legendary Charlie Palmer Steak offers quality cuts, and the Verandah serves Italian food in a more casual setting. You can also order smoothies and light fare at the poolside bar or coffee, light fare and drinks at the Press lounge.
The curved outdoor pool is surrounded by an expansive deck with a lounge and two hot tubs. For an extra vacation indulgence, you may want to visit the hotel’s spa, which offers massages and facials. The onsite fitness center is a massive 10,000-square-foot space.
Situated in the heart of Seattle, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is steps from Showbox at the Market and Pike Place Market. Also nearby are Washington State Convention Center and Columbia Center.
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle has a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply).
This 5-star hotel features business amenities including a 24-hour business center, small meeting rooms and a technology helpdesk. This luxury hotel offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge. The staff can provide concierge services, wedding services and event catering. Additional amenities include spa services, a 24-hour fitness facility and a steam room. Guest parking is available on a limited first-come, first-served basis (surcharge).
Rooms have city, mountain or pool views. The 147 air-conditioned guestrooms at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle include iPod docking stations and CD players. Beds have pillowtop mattresses, signature bedding, and down comforters.
Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is provided along with 42-inch plasma TVs equipped with premium digital channels, DVD players and video-game consoles.
All accommodations provide desks, laptop-compatible safes and speakerphones with voice mail. Bathrooms offer separate bathtubs and showers with handheld showerheads, televisions, bathrobes and designer toiletries.
Additional amenities include minibars and complimentary newspapers. In addition, amenities available on request include refrigerators, microwaves, and in-room massages. Turndown service is offered nightly and housekeeping is available daily.
Occupying floors 30-46 of a modern skyscraper, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is located steps from the Magnificent Mile. The Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hancock Observatory are both within a third of a mile from the Four Seasons, and the Art Institute of Chicago is 1.5 miles away.
The hotel’s Spa and Fitness Club features a Roman inspired 50-foot pool with a domed glass ceiling as well as five treatment rooms, a relaxation lounge with daybeds and refreshments, a spa boutique and state-of-the-art fitness equipment.
Seasons Restaurant serves French-inspired cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In-room dining is available 24 hours a day. The hotel provides valet parking.
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530 guestrooms with large windows framing spectacular views of Lake Michigan or the Chicago skyline. Beds are dressed with luxury linens and down duvets.
Flat-panel TVs come with DVD players. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Marble bathrooms feature plush bathrobes, L’Occitane bath products and lighted makeup/shaving mirrors. Housekeeping is performed twice daily.
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