Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Win Prestigious Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards 2012.

Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Win Prestigious Condé Nast Traveler World 
Savers Awards 2012. 
"Doing It All" for the environment. 
TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Four Seasons Resorts Maldives have won the 
Doing It All and Wildlife Conservation categories for large resorts in the 
Condé Nast Traveler (US) World Savers Awards 2012 – created to honour the 
travel companies that are doing the most to help protect the planet and give 
back to their local communities. 
The Resorts also received the runner-up award for the Education category in 
recognition of a decade of dedication to Four Seasons Hospitality 
Apprenticeship Programme. 
Now in its sixth year, and judged by an independent panel, the annual World 
Savers Awards celebrate visionary companies that are making a difference in 
five areas of social responsibility: Wildlife Conservation, Preservation 
(Environment and Cultural), Health Initiatives, Poverty Relief and Education. 
The Doing it All award celebrates the overall winners in eight industry 
sectors ranging from small hotel chains (fewer than 20 properties) to large 
lodges and resorts, tour operators, cruise lines, and airlines. 
Commenting on the Awards, Armando Kraenzlin, regional vice president of Four 
Seasons Resorts Maldives said: "It's in Four Seasons DNA to take steps to 
support the local community and environment in every destination where we 
operate; our social and environmental efforts in the Maldives date back to 
1998. We have grown from very humble beginnings to a combination of projects 
today with the potential to make a real difference to the local community and 
environment. It's great to have our efforts recognized, but the reality is 
that every local corporation has a key role to play in the sustainable 
development of the Maldives." 
Four Seasons Resorts Maldives environmental efforts began in 1998 – Kuda 
Huraa's first year of opening – with the coral reef regeneration project, 
now known as Reefscapers. Developed with local environmental consultancy 
Seamarc Pvt. Ltd, it is now one of the most successful of its kind in the 
world. More than 2,400 coral frames have been propagated in the lagoons of 
Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru, strengthening the islands' house reefs and 
providing new habitats for countless species of wildlife. Now in their 14th 
year of working with Seamarc, the Resorts have adopted additional projects 
that range from fish breeding to turtle conservation. 
Four Seasons Hospitality Apprenticeship Programme started in 2001 and was 
accredited Government of Maldives Technical and Vocational Education and 
Training (TVET) certification – the first in the country – in 2011. More 
than 265 young Maldivian students have graduated from the program to date. The 
Resorts also host the annual Four Seasons Saqaafee Vaadha (Four Seasons Youth 
Culture Competition) and have opened two pioneering Marine Discovery Centres 
– interactive centres of research and education for guests and locals alike. 
Other contributory efforts include, among other things, two Resort 
water-bottling plants, plant nurseries, local education and awareness outreach 
programs, health initiatives in support of local islands, support for local 
artisans, teachers and the Manta Trust charity. 
Moving forward, the team at Four Seasons Resort Landaa Giraavaru is committed 
to working closely with local communities and agencies to ensure that the Baa 
Atoll World Biosphere becomes a world-class example of its kind, while at Kuda 
Huraa, the focus is very much on continuing to develop the Maldivian Sea 
Turtle Conservation Programme. 
Katie Taylor, president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, will be 
receiving the awards on the Resorts' behalf at the Condé Nast Traveler 25th 
Anniversary Visionaries Gala on September 18, 2012 at Lincoln Center in New 
York City. 
About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts 
Four Seasons is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through 
continual 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. With 90 properties 
in 36 countries, and more than 50 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 http://press.fourseasons.com. 
Contact: Jamie Langdon Jamie.langdon@zenogroup.com (312) 396-9742 
SOURCE: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts 
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