After nine years and a multitude of adventures around the world, veteran hospitality executive Ed Gannon is returning to Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Austin.
Gannon’s history with Four Seasons started in 1997 when he joined the company as Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Boston. During his six years at the downtown property, he was highly regarded for his culinary skills and innovation as well as his leadership throughout the Hotel.
Intent on redrawing his career path and ready for a new adventure, Gannon and his wife Michele – also a Four Seasons alumnus – left Boston in 2003 for Martha’s Vineyard. As both the executive chef and resort manager at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort on Martha’s Vineyard, Gannon was able to merge a familiar role with one that would allow him to continue to grow within the hospitality industry.
In 2007, he left the chilly shores of New England for the warm islands of the Caribbean where he served as resort manager for Caneel Bay and Jumby Bay, both part of Rosewood Resorts. After four years on island time, Gannon and his family returned to the States so he could take the hotel manager position at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, California.
“I always hoped to return to Four Seasons in a senior leadership role, but I knew I needed to first expand my operational knowledge and experience beyond food and beverage,” says Gannon.
As Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Austin, Gannon will assist General Manager Rob Hagelberg in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the 291-room Hotel situated on Lady Bird Lake’s shores in downtown Austin.