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Four Seasons Hotel Toronto Becomes the First Ever Hotel in Canada with Both Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star & AAA Five Diamond Rating

- The brand's new flagship sweeps the rankings just after a year of opening.

TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Seasons Hotel Toronto's recent recognition by Forbes Travel Guide with the coveted Five-Star Rating officially makes them the first and only hotel in Canada that has ever been awarded both the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating. Forbes Travel Guide and AAA have a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against hundreds of rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel decisions. The flagship hotel achieved the highest possible ratings by both institutions in only a year of operation.

"Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels in the world. They serve as guideposts for consumers seeking exceptional travel experiences, and our primary mission is to serve the consumer," said Michael Cascone, President of Forbes Travel Guide.

"Four Seasons Hotel Toronto was built to be the brand's global flagship," says Dimitrios Zarikos, Regional Vice President and General Manager of the hotel. "Both ratings are a testament to our team's hard work and the exceptional service we extend to our guests and we are proud to achieve this recognition."

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto opened October 2012 and features 259 guest rooms, a 30,000 square foot luxury spa, glass enclosed event rooms and signature Cafe Boulud and dbar by international restaurateur and Chef Daniel Boulud.

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About Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto provides a preferred address for business and leisure travelers.  Recent awards and honors include Robb Report's Best of the Best 2013, Conde Nast Traveller's Hot List and T+L's It List.  For more information, visit our Press Room or check out Facebook.

About Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel Guide is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry's most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. To view the complete list of 2014 Forbes Travel Guide Star Award winners, visit http://www.forbestravelguide.com/about/awardwinners

About AAA Inspections
AAA is the only rating system that conducts on-site professional evaluations guided by member priorities. AAA is the only rating system that covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Travelers can learn about AAA inspections at AAA.com/Diamonds.

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