Four Seasons Names New President Hotel Operations â€“ Europe/Middle East/Africa
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced today that after an illustrious 35-year career with the company, Antoine Corinthios will be leaving Four Seasons in the fall of this year. Christopher Norton will be appointed President Hotel Operations – Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) effective September 1, 2012. Norton joinedFour Seasons in 1989 and has served as Regional Vice President of the company and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris since 2007.
“There’s no doubt that Antoine is truly one of the pioneers of our great company – both in building our global portfolio of hotels, but also in championing the culture and spirit that make Four Seasons so special,” said Kathleen Taylor, president and CEO, Four SeasonsHotels and Resorts. “Antoine has great intelligence, quick wit and incredible style. His highly sought after advice has guided countlessFour Seasons careers and his extraordinary contributions will leave a lasting legacy on numerous current and future leaders.”
Succeeding Corinthios is Christopher Norton, a 23-year Four Seasonsveteran. Norton joined Four Seasons in 1989 as an Executive Assistant Manager at Le Quatre Saisons, Montréal (formerly aFour Seasons hotel). Since that time, he has held progressively senior roles in every region in which the company operates in both urban and resort locations. Since 2007, Norton has been Regional Vice President and General Manager of one of the company’s flagship properties, Four Seasonss Hotel George V Paris. As Regional Vice President, Norton has had operational oversight for a number of hotels and resorts in Europe, the Middle East and the Indian Ocean, working closely with employees, customers and hotel owners. In addition to his regional responsibilities, Norton has chaired the company’s Global Spa Task Force, overseeing Four Seasons spa efforts worldwide. Under his leadership, Four Seasons was recognized by the 2011 SpaFinder Reader’s Choice Awards as the Best Brand Overall and as the Reader’s Choice for Best Resort Spa Brand by Spa Magazine.