Worldwide: Alejandro Reynal has joined Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as the company’s CEO and president, succeeding John Davison.
Davison, who announced his intention to retire late last year, will remain a member of the Four Seasons board of directors.
Reynal joins Four Seasons from Apple Leisure Group, a luxury resort management group which Hyatt acquired in 2021. Reynal brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience to his new position, having also held senior management positions at Telefonica and The Coca-Cola company.
Speaking about his appointment, Reynal said: “It is an honour to join Four Seasons, a company I have always admired for its unwavering focus on its values and for the boldness of its innovative spirit.
“I look forward to working with the board, executive leadership team, and the more than 50,000 employees worldwide whose dedication to excellence and personalised service sits at the heart of Four Seasons, and continuing to drive our success now and in the future. There are numerous strategic opportunities ahead, and we are well positioned to steer a new course in the luxury space that will further enhance the value and power of our brand.”
Four Seasons founder and chairman, Isadore Sharp, said: “John Davison has been a tremendous leader and colleague for more than 20 years, and I am deeply grateful to him and our executive leadership team for their unwavering leadership through some of the hospitality industry’s most challenging times.
“Alejandro joins Four Seasons as we mark the start of a new chapter, building upon our legacy of success and a culture that we have collectively championed over more than 60 years. He is a proven leader and executive, and even more importantly, a person of integrity with a deep commitment to excellence and a keen understanding of Four Seasons values and genuine heart.”
Late last year, Cascade Investment took a majority stake (71.25 per cent) in Four Seasons. Michael Larson, CIO of Cascade Investment, added: “Alejandro is a highly-respected and experienced CEO who will guide Four Seasons through the next phase of its evolution as one of the world’s foremost luxury brands. Throughout his career, Alejandro has led and inspired global teams to embrace innovation, leverage the power of data and insights, and deliver top financial performance and value to both investors and customers.
“We feel deep gratitude toward John and all that he has done to make Four Seasons even more successful and look forward to his contributions as a board member as Alejandro builds on our shared vision toward achieving long-term strategic growth.”