Settle In: Extend Your Stay: Relax

Whether settling in to work and learn remotely or disconnecting on a sabbatical, life fills with opportunity when you extend your stay at Four Seasons. A long weekend or week-long vacation provides time to relax and renew. But stays of 30 or more days truly allow guests to make Four Seasons destinations their home away from home. Effortlessly Zoom with the office while your children carry on with supervised school sessions. Then take advantage of unforgettable experiences you’ve always put off, like learning to freedive or mastering the French language. Work and play have never been easier to combine, now that you can extend your stay. Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel Soak in the French culture with a

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Elemental Wonders: At Home in Hawaii

Though I’ve visited and lived in many cities, home has always been one place: the island of Oahu, where I grew up and now raise my own family. It’s not four walls that call but the land itself – undulating sand, mountains outlined against a steadfast sky, forests bubbling with life and stories – places of endless natural wonder and history that never fail to anchor me. To truly connect with Hawaii is to be a participant, student and wonderer, and these unforgettable deep dives – designed by Four Seasons – illuminate core elements of island life that are profoundly meaningful to all who call it home. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Salt | Hualalai Of all Hawaii’s small wonders, from

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The Chefs You Need to Know in Philadelphia

Like many Philadelphia-area residents, Greg Vernick grew up spending summers “down the shore.” His parents have a place in Margate, an Absecon Island town where the population quintuples during the summer. There, between the bay and ocean, Vernick’s love of the sea and seafood was born. “There’s nowhere I’d rather be,” says the chef-owner of Vernick Food + Drink and chef-manager of Vernick Coffee and Vernick Fish at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center. Greg Vernick’s affinity for the region’s seafood is both personal and professional. Photography courtesy Dominic Episcopo DEPTHS OF FLAVOUR Forty miles south of Margate, in Cape May, New Jersey, the V-shaped mouth of the Delaware Bay decants into the Atlantic Ocean. In the brackish backwaters,

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The Trip of a Lifetime: 6 Exclusive Experiences Across Europe

Figure-Skate Like a Pro Two-time Olympic medallist Alexander Zhulin has trained Olympic and European champion ice skaters from Russia, the U.S. and France, but who knows – his most promising student might be you. Four Seasons guests skip the line and clear the ice in Moscow’s Olympic Stadium for a one-on-one lesson. Zhulin can go over anything from step sequences and dance spins to lifts and even twizzles (that’s rink-speak for a multi-rotational one-foot turn). He’ll also crank up the music and show you some of his own award-winning moves. Take It Up a Notch Make it a date for the ages: Come with a partner and learn to skate as a pair. Four Seasons Hotel Moscow Photograph Lisbon on a

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Perfectly Private

As a new season – and a new year – arrives, many of us are longing to explore new places: snow-covered mountaintops, tropical jungles, sun-warmed beaches or coral islands. And whatever destination or timetable you may have in mind, opting for a private getaway offers the chance to focus more fully on savouring your experience and your time with family or friends. Our curiosity about the world beyond our doorstep may call each of us to travel in different ways and at different times, but whether you’re packing now, planning for a bit later or just pondering  the possibilities for an epic future journey, Four Seasons can tailor a private getaway just for you. Wake to breakfast in a traditional

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Four Seasons Pushing The Boundaries of Design

Over the past decade, the aesthetic of Four Seasons has evolved to meet the needs of a new generation of guests. Under the helm of Dana Kalczak, Vice President of Design, it has moved from a more traditional design language of flower patterns and chintzes to a contemporary, clean-lined look that evokes a sense of serenity. Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi Photography courtesy Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts The catalyst for the shift: Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi. Toronto-based firm Yabu Pushelberg eschewed excessive colour and pattern when designing the Hotel in 2002 and instead embraced Japanese minimalism. The clean sensibility of the rooms created a feeling of calm that resonated with travellers seeking home-away-from-home comfort. Four Seasons

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The Chefs You Need to Know in Philadelphia

Like many Philadelphia-area residents, Greg Vernick grew up spending summers “down the shore.” His parents have a place in Margate, an Absecon Island town where the population quintuples during the summer. There, between the bay and ocean, Vernick’s love of the sea and seafood was born. “There’s nowhere I’d rather be,” says the chef-owner of Vernick Food + Drink and chef-manager of Vernick Coffee and Vernick Fish at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center. Greg Vernick’s affinity for the region’s seafood is both personal and professional. Photography courtesy Dominic Episcopo DEPTHS OF FLAVOUR Forty miles south of Margate, in Cape May, New Jersey, the V-shaped mouth of the Delaware Bay decants into the Atlantic Ocean. In the brackish backwaters,

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