Four Seasons hires two new senior managers

Four Seasons has upped its design capability with new appointments

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Four Seasons has welcomed a new senior VP of design and construction and a new VP of creative to elevate their creative, design and construction capabilities.

John H. Miller, the group’s new design and construction senior VP, joins with more than 25 years of I the industry. Most recently, Miller was vice president, design and construction, Asia-Pacific, with MGM Resorts International.

Prior to joining MGM, he was with Peninsula Hotels Group for more than 22 years with the Peninsula Hotels group, where as head of the design and planning function he managed hotel projects throughout the world, including new builds, major renovations and the development of group sustainability practices.

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In his role at Four Seasons, Miller will oversee all aspects of Four Seasons design and construction globally, upholding an aesthetic and structural standard for current and future developments.

Commenting on his new role, Miller said: “This is an exciting time to join the renowned Four Seasons design and construction team as we capitalise on the tremendous opportunities ahead and advance a trifecta mindset - one where development, design and operations work together to deliver best-in-class luxury hotels, resorts and residences around the world.”

Eileen Madigan is the first to fill the newly created role of VP, Creative, after enjoying her role as corporate director for interior design at Rosewood Hotels and Resorts.

An interior design expert, Madigan brings more than 25 years of design experience in the hospitality industry.

Speaking about her appointment, Madigan said: “True luxury is found in the thoughtfully-curated details that are aesthetically understated and purposeful, evoking the guest senses and curiosity.

“By focusing on these important touches with an eye to the broader Four Seasons design aesthetic and working collaboratively with properties and corporate teams across the organisation, we will continue to strengthen our holistic design approach.”

Christopher W. Norton, president, global product and operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, said: “We have a very clear design vision for the brand, one that strives for the best representation of Four Seasons in every market where we operate, whether through new builds, conversions or renovations.

“Ensuring we have the right leadership and talent in place to realise this vision and support the team’s goals and growth plans around the world is essential. Both John’s and Eileen’s global experience and deep understanding of the luxury traveller are powerful assets as we extend our market leadership and confidently articulate the product aspirations of the brand.”

Norton continued: “Understanding how our guests move through a space - how they engage with light, sound and technology and also how they interact with each other and our employees –allows us to create guest-centric spaces of exceptional quality that are relevant and beautiful, and also highly functional.”

In the Middle East, Four Seasons has recently announced its new property in Kuwait, The Four Seasons Kuwait at Burj Alshaya, set to open in 2016. They also have plans for a further property in Dubai.

Click here to see Hotelier’s gallery on the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay opening.

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