Thierry Kennel, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Denver, has received a promotion to Regional Vice President, effective October 22, 2012. Kennel will continue to serve as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Denver, while assuming additional responsibilities as a Regional Vice President for three additional Four Seasons properties.
Kennel will oversee Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto, Four Seasons Hotel Mexico DF and Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis in addition to Four Seasons Hotel Denver. Prior to arriving to Denver nearly three years ago, Kennel served as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. He recently celebrated his 25th anniversary with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
“It’s a tremendous honour for me to represent Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as a Regional Vice President,” says Kennel. “Best of all, I will still be based in the Mile High City, continuing on as General Manager for Four Seasons Hotel Denver while assuming these additional responsibilities as Regional Vice President.”
Born in Strasbourg, France, Kennel is a true world traveller, having lived in Libya, Congo, Algiers, Canada, Kenya, France, Germany and Switzerland. He graduated from the prestigious Ecole Les Roches in Switzerland and began his Four Seasons career in 1988, as a Food & Beverage trainee in Houston. Since then, he has transferred to various management positions in Toronto, Vancouver, Jakarta, Maldives, Nevis, Boston and St. Louis.
Under his leadership, Four Seasons Hotel Denver, celebrating its second anniversary on October 19, 2012, is positioned as a leading hotel in Denver, recognized as the only hotel in the city named to Travel + Leisure magazine’s Top 50 US hotels for business travellers. In addition, The Spa at Four Seasons is ranked as one of the Top 100 Spas by the International Spa Association, and EDGE Restaurant & Bar is a popular Denver steakhouse, recognized with numerous community accolades.