(10/21/22) Four Seasons has appointed Alejandro Reynal as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Alejandro 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 of directors.
With more than two decades of leadership experience in the global travel and hospitality, business services and telecommunications industries, Alejandro, 49, was most recently President and CEO of Apple Leisure Group, a luxury resort management and leisure travel group owned by Hyatt.
From 2011 to 2019, Alejandro was CEO of Atento, a global customer relationship management and business process outsourcing company.
Earlier in his career, Alejandro held management positions at Telefonica and The Coca-Cola Company.
“John Davison has been a distinguished leader and colleague for more than 20 years, and I am deeply grateful to him and our leadership team for their unwavering leadership during some of the most challenging times in the hospitality industry,” said Isadore Sharp, Four Seasons Founder and Chairman. “Alejandro joins Four Seasons as we mark the beginning of a new chapter and build on our heritage of success and culture that we have championed together for more than 60 years. He is a proven leader and leader and, more importantly, a person of integrity with a deep commitment to excellence and a keen understanding of Four Seasons values and a genuine heart.”
The majority owner of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, with a 71.25 percent stake, is Cascade Investment, which owns Bill Gates’ private fortune and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust.
A subsidiary of Kingdom Holding Company, of which HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is Chairman, owns 23.75 percent and Triples Holdings Limited, a company owned by Four Seasons Founder and Chairman Isadore Sharp, owns 5 percent .
“Alejandro is a highly respected and experienced CEO who will lead Four Seasons through the next phase of its evolution as one of the world’s leading luxury brands,” said Michael Larson, chief investment officer of Cascade Investments. “Throughout his career, Alejandro has led and inspired global teams to embrace innovation, harness the power of data and insights, and deliver world-class financial performance and value to both investors and clients. We are deeply grateful to John for all 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 of achieving long-term strategic growth.”