In fact, Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, whose company, Kingdom Holding, has major stakes in both companies, hinted at this possibility in an article last fall. (He also suggested an IPO for Four Seasons.)
Meanwhile, Four Seasons' new-ish CEO, Allen Smith, is launching an aggressive expansion plan that would see 60 new hotels in the next few years. SIXTY. That's a lot of hotels but, having access to existing hotels in the Fairmont/Raffles/Swissotels portfolio could make that gig a little easier.
For now, both hotel companies are completely separate and we expect them to stay that way for a little while longer. Of course, we'll update you on this matter as soon as we get more info.