Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced key appointments in its operations leadership team with the promotion of Rainer Stampfer to president, global operations, hotels and resorts, and Rami Sayess, who is the new president, hotel operations, Asia Pacific.
In his new role, Stampfer joins Four Seasons executive leadership team, reporting to president and CEO Alejandro Reynal. He will be overseeing a diverse and growing portfolio of hotels, resorts and private residences as the company continues to expand its global footprint. Stampfer is focused on ensuring today’s luxury consumer experiences the highest levels of quality and personalized service that they have come to expect at every Four Seasons touchpoint. Stampfer succeeds Christian Clerc, whose career with the company spanned more than 20 years.
Stampfer joined Four Seasons in 2001, carving out his career with progressively senior hotel leadership positions, including several general manager roles at properties across the Americas and Asia Pacific. In 2016, he was promoted to president, hotel operations, Asia Pacific, overseeing the operations for all properties across the region.
Four Seasons veteran of 18 years, Rami Sayess will assume the Asia Pacific operations leadership role in March 2023.
Most recently, Sayess held the position of regional vice president and general manager based at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, with oversight of six properties in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA). Throughout his career with Four Seasons, Sayess has led properties throughout the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions as GM and regional vice president, including previous oversight of the Four Seasons Thai Collection. In his new regional leadership role, Sayess will be based in Singapore.
Sayess will work closely with his leadership counterparts in hotel operations around the globe, including Simon Casson, president, hotel operations, Europe, Middle East and Africa; Vince Parrotta, president, hotel operations, Americas West; and Antoine Chahwan, president, hotel operations, Americas East.