(23 July 2021)
Konrad Gstrein has joined the Four Seasons Hotel San
Francisco as General Manager.
Born in the skiing destination of Sölden, Austria,
Konrad was working in a local tourism office when he came across a
magazine article on Austrians who’d been successful abroad. Among
those featured was Thomas Steinhauer, then General Manager of Four
Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea and now a Regional Vice President
based in Florida. After reaching out to the magazine for contact
details, Konrad was able to arrange an interview with Steinhauer
who offered him a starting position at the beachfront resort.
He later moved on but stayed with the company,
zipping across the Pacific and the continental US while growing
his expertise on the rooms side of operations in Sydney, New York,
Philadelphia, and Hualalai on the Big Island of Hawaii.
In 2012, Konrad returned to where his Four Seasons
career began as Resort Manager at Wailea before heading to Los
Angeles to become Hotel Manager of Beverly Wilshire, A Four
In 2017, he was appointed General Manager of Four
Seasons Hotel Toronto. While there, he oversaw the launch of Café
Boulud by Chef Daniel Boulud, and the debut of the d|azur patio
space inspired by the romance and elegance of French Riviera.
“We’re open and ready for business, looking
forward to welcoming guests who have loved this hotel for years,
as well as a new generation of travellers who are discovering Four
Seasons hospitality for the first time,” Konrad said. “There will
be a lot of creative experiences and surprises waiting for
everyone to enjoy here in the City by the Bay.”
The Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco will
celebrate its 20th anniversary on 11 October 2021.
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