Four Seasons Hotel Beirut appoints new hotel manager

Four Seasons Hotel Beirut appoints new hotel manager

Four Seasons Hotel Beirut appoints new hotel manager

Cornelia Mitlmeier & Rami Z. Sayess

Four Seasons Hotel Beirut recently announced the appointment of Cornelia Mitlmeier as hotel manager of its landmark urban property located in the heart of Downtown Beirut.

Born and raised in Germany, Mitlmeier has come a long way from her beginnings as an apprentice in the F&B industry. Following her diploma in hospitality management from Cologne, Mitlmeier obtained her MBA from Danube University Krems in Austria before embarking on her impressive career that took her to Austria, Bahrain, Kazakhstan and most recently Japan.

She joins Four Seasons Hotel Beirut from The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo where she held the position of Executive Assistant Manager. Prior assignments include senior positions with the iconic Ritz-Carlton, Almaty, the landmark Adlon Kempinski Berlin as well as several renowned luxury hotels across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

In her new role, Mitlmeier will oversee the day-to-day operations of the 25-story hotel, including managing 230 luxury guest rooms and suites, the spa, five distinct restaurants and lounges and will focus on strengthening the extraordinary services of the Four Seasons Hotel Beirut while creating lifetime memories for its guests.

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“Cornelia’s leadership skills, diverse experience and strong F&B background makes her the ideal candidate to lead our team at these exciting times, as we embark on several renovation projects at the Hotel,” says Rami Z. Sayess, Regional Vice President and GM of Four Seasons Hotel Beirut.

“Beirut is a city known for its hospitality, diversity and rich cultural heritage. I’m very excited to be here and be part of the Four Seasons Hotel Beirut family,” said Mitlmeier. “I look forward to working with the team to deliver the world-renowned Four Seasons service and premium standards of luxury to our discerning guests.”

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Rita Ghantous

Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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