In anticipation of the opening of Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo at Nações Unidas in 2018, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Michael Schmid as General Manager. The hospitality veteran marks his return to the Four Seasons family as he leads the opening of the company's first hotel and residences in Brazil.
"Michael is an exemplary hotelier with extensive experience in Europe and the Americas, and the ideal leader to introduce Four Seasons to this important growth market," says Vince Parrotta, Four Seasons President, Hotel Operations - Americas.
Born in Switzerland and educated at the prestigious Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne, the multi-lingual Schmid began his Four Seasons career at the former Four Seasons Hotel Berlin before moving to the company's hotel in Chicago. After some years working for other hotel companies in Europe, Costa Rica and São Paulo, Schmid was pleased to find that while the company has grown significantly in the interim, its dedication to offering the highest level of personalised service that attracted him to Four Seasons years ago is stronger than ever.
"We are building a team of talented people whose resourcefulness and passion for service will create the most genuine and personalised experiences for our guests at Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo," says Schmid, who notes that many Brazilians are already very familiar with Four Seasons from their travels abroad, and thus expectations are high. "It will be my honour to present them with their first ever, very own Four Seasons at home."
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