Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts appoints Alejandro Reynal as president and CEO

The former CEO of Hyatt Hotel Corporation's Apple Leisure Group will usher the luxury brand into its next chapter of growth, innovation and development.

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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has appointed Alejandro Reynal as President and chief executive officer effective. Reynal succeeds John Davison, a 20-year veteran of Four Seasons, who announced his intention to retire late last year and remains a member of the company’s board. 

With more than two decades of executive leadership experience in the global travel and hospitality, business services, and telecommunications industries, Reynal most recently served as president and ceo of Apple Leisure Group, a leading luxury resort management and leisure travel group, owned by Hyatt Hotels Corporation. 

From 2011 to 2019, he 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. 

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.” 

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts majority owner with a 71.25 per cent stake is Cascade Investment L.L.C., which holds personal assets of Bill Gates, as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. An affiliate of Kingdom Holding Company, whose Chairman is His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, owns 23.75 per cent, and Triples Holdings Limited, a company owned by Four Seasons founder and Chairman Isadore Sharp, owns five per cent. As a management company, Four Seasons also works closely with its global ownership partners on the development and ongoing success of its 124 properties around the globe.