Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is delighted to announce the appointment of Rami Sayess as Regional Vice President and General Manager. From September 2011, Sayess will be based in Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, with regional responsibilities for the additional three Four Seasons properties in Thailand - Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, and Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui.
A dual citizen of Britain and Lebanon, Sayess was 17 years old when his father first took him to Four Seasons Hotel London to show him “what a Four Seasons hotel was like.” With the war raging in Lebanon, there were not many opportunities there for Sayess to fulfill his dream of becoming an architect. Instead, his father suggested capitalising on his boyhood fondness of staying in hotels by working in one as well.
“At first I questioned studying hotel management while there was a war going on at home,” explains Sayess. “But my father predicted that by the time I had graduated and gained my experience, there would be peace and even a Four Seasons in Beirut!”
Sayess underwent an impressive course of training and instantly loved the challenges that his new profession brought. “My work has always been more a pleasure than a duty,” he says.
His career so far has taken him through stints in Germany, Switzerland, London, Dubai, Mauritius, Bahrain, Lebanon, Kuwait, Jordan, and most recently Saudi Arabia, where he was General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre.
Born in Saida, Lebanon, and fluent in Arabic, English and French, Sayess says that he is excited about his move to the Land of Smiles. “Thailand is renowned for its amazing hospitality, so I consider this assignment to be the icing on the cake of my career so far, which has up to now spanned 10 countries in more than 20 years. The exposure to such a rich culture will certainly benefit our children, who are looking forward to enjoying the diversity that the country has to offer.”
When not working, Sayess enjoys travelling with his family and introducing his children to as many new cultures as possible. As far as the future goes, he is, true to his word, taking it one step at a time. “As long as it is with Four Seasons, I’ll be happy,” he concludes.
Also in Thailand today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Bangkok.
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