We are delighted to share with you that effective January 1, 2013, Christian will make his new home in Paris as the Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. Christian is a graduate of the Lausanne Hotel Management School in his home country of Switzerland and began his hotel career at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva, followed by international assignments in Mexico, Washington D.C., Rome and Paris. In 2000, he began his career with Four Seasons as Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C. and then briefly served as interim General Manager at The Pierre. He then transferred to Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita as General Manager in 2003, before being promoted to Regional Vice President in April 2006. In June 2008 he took on his current assignment in Washington D.C., where as an Regional Vice President he oversaw seven properties including all Latin America hotels as well as Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore and Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C. Please join us in congratulating Christian and his family on this exciting transition to Paris over the coming months.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti, Tanzania
We are delighted to welcome James Haigh to the Four Seasons family. Originally from the UK, James taught in Nairobi for a number of years before creating his own travel company that offered tourism consultancy services to East African companies such as Unilever, Destination Kenya, Origin Safaris, etc. In addition, he escorted small groups of travelers to locations all over Africa, ranging from Kenya and Tanzania, to Botswana, Mozambique and Madagascar. In 2008, James joined Singita Game Reserves as Sales and Marketing Manager for East Africa and North America. In addition to all of the above, James speaks fluent Swahili, is a member of Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association and has competed three times in the Safari Rally and the Rhino Charge event! We are pleased to have someone with James’ extensive experience on board and look forward to having James and his wife start their new life with Four Seasons. James will be based out of our Sales Office in the town of Arusha and his expected start date is mid-September, 2012.