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Four Seasons names Adrian Messerli president, global hotel operations
Four Seasons has announced the promotion of Adrian Messerli to the role of president, hotel operations - Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa.
As a member of the company’s operations leadership team, Messerli now has responsibility for a region that includes more than 40 hotels, resorts and residences.
Messerli’s prior role was regional vice president and general manager at Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts in Madrid, Spain — where he has worked for over three years. He also served as regional vice president and general manager at Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai, general manager, hotel manager, director of F&B, assistant director of F&B, F&B manager, and fine dining manager at several other international locations. Before this, he worked at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
As Four Seasons strengthens its presence in each of three regions — Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) — Messerli is leading an expanding team of corporate operations and commercial specialists in EMEA in support of its properties and experiential offerings in the region, while delivering value for guests, residents, partners and owners.
Born in a resort village in Switzerland and raised in a fourth-generation family-owned hotel environment, it’s no surprise that Messerli pursued a hospitality career, earning a degree at the prestigious École hôtelière de Lausanne before catching the eye of Four Seasons in 2005.
“Beyond his impressive experience, Adrian has always been a champion of his teams and of Four Seasons core values,” says Rainer Stampfer, Four Seasons President, global operations, Hotels and Resorts. “He is a firm believer that empowered people drive an exceptional guest experience, ideally positioning him to both nurture and grow our teams and portfolio across the region.”
An exceptional hotelier with extensive global experience, Messerli’s long-standing career with Four Seasons saw him taking on more responsibilities with each role in the United States, the Caribbean, South America, China, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In addition to his strength in food and beverage operations, Messerli has been a member of the company’s Global Spa Task Force. Outside of Four Seasons, he is an active member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and a founding member of a culinary school in Evora, Portugal that aims to grow culinary and service talent for young adults in need.