TORONTO – Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced its board of directors has appointed Alejandro Reynal as president and chief executive officer effective Oct. 17. Reynal succeeds John Davison, a 20-year veteran of Four Seasons, who announced his retirement 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 luxury resort management and leisure travel group owned by Hyatt Hotels Corporation. From 2011 to 2019, Reynal was CEO of Atento, a global customer relationship management and business process outsourcing services company, and held strategic management positions at Telefonica and The Coca-Cola Company.
“It is an honor 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,” Reynal said in a media release. “I look forward to working with the board, executive leadership team, and the more than 50,000 employees worldwide whose dedication to excellence and personalized service sits at the heart of Four Seasons, and continuing to drive our success now and in the future.”
Four Seasons founder and chairman Isadore Sharp said in the release: “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 has 124 properties worldwide.