The Board of Directors of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has appointed Alejandro Reynal as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective 17 October 2022. Reynal succeeds John Davison, a 20-year veteran of Four Seasons, who announced his intention to retire 12 months ago. Davison remains a member of the Company’s Board.
Reynal has over two decades of executive leadership experience in the global travel and hospitality, business services, and telecommunications industries. Most recently he served as President and CEO of Apple Leisure Group, which was acquired by Hyatt Hotels Corporation last year.
From 2011 to 2019, Reynal was CEO of Atento, a global customer relationship management and business process outsourcing services company. Earlier in his career, Reynal held strategic management positions at Telefonica and The Coca-Cola Company.
“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,” said Michael Larson, Chief Investment Officer of Cascade Investment, the company with the majority interest in Four Seasons. “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,” Larson added.
Isadore Sharp, Four Seasons Founder and Chairman 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.”
Reynal, 49, said he was honoured to join Four Seasons and admired the company’s “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 Hotels and Resorts operates 124 properties around the globe and recently opened its 50th residential property. Recently, the company has also announced its entry into the Yacht market in 2025, while also operating the inaugural flight of its brand-new Private Jet experience.