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.Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia Appoints
Fredrik Blomqvist as Hotel Manager


Philadelphia (September 11, 2008) – Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia is pleased to announce Fredrik Blomqvist as new Hotel Manager. In this position, Mr. Blomqvist will oversee the day-to-day operations of the hotel. 
        
“I am looking forward to this new opportunity,” said Mr. Blomqvist. “As a life-long hotelier, I am excited to work for Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia and to get to know our guests. I look forward to settling in to Philadelphia with my family and having a chance to experience all the city has to offer.” 
        
Prior to joining Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, Mr. Blomqvist was the Director of Food and Beverage for Four Seasons Hotel Dublin. Under his leadership, Four Seasons Hotel Dublin executed several successful food and beverage promotions, including a one-week experience with David Thompson, the world’s only Michelin-starred Thai-cuisine chef. In addition to importing Thai elements and ingredients, the promotion showcased Thai food in a different light for Dubliners. In addition, Mr. Blomqvist spearheaded the initiative to have ICE bar introduce a food concept to their menu, bringing in a Japanese chef to serve fresh sushi each evening. He also implemented several seasonal and mouth-watering promotions utilizing ingredients such as white asparagus, autumn mushrooms, sweet wines with chocolates, and Spanish tapas with selected wines. 

Mr. Blomqvist has previous worked as the Director of Food and Beverage at the Park Hyatt Villa Magna in Madrid, Spain and at the Hyatt Regency in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia.  In addition, he has worked with several hotels around the world over the past 15 years. Mr. Blomqvist received a Higher Diploma in Hotel Management and a Diploma in Hotel Operational Management from the International Hotel Management Institute in Lucern, Switzerland.  A native of Sweden, Mr. Blomqvist speaks fluent Swedish, English, German and Spanish. 
        
“We are pleased to introduce Fredrik Blomqvist as our new Hotel Manager,” said Harry Gorstayn, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. “His strong background will be an asset to our hotel as we continue to grow and offer first class services in the city of Philadelphia.” 
        
When he is not working, Mr. Blomqvist enjoys spending time with his wife and young son. An avid sports fan, he enjoys watching ice hockey and motor sports. Mr. Blomqvist also enjoys cooking at home and dining out at fine restaurants, as well as traveling to new countries where he can learn from different cultures. 

As the world’s leading operator of luxury hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts currently manages 75 properties in 31 countries.  Open since 1983, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia provides a preferred address for both business and leisure travelers, and the highly personalized, anticipatory service that Four Seasons guests expect and value around the world.  Recent awards and honors include the AAA Five Diamond Award (for the 25th consecutive year) and a four-star rating from the Mobile Travel Guide’s 50th Annual Star Awards for both the hotel and the Fountain Restaurant. In addition, the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia is the Top Urban Hotel Spa in the U.S. according to the readers of Conde Nast Traveler. Information on the company and on Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia can be accessed through the Four Seasons Web site at www.fourseasons.com. 

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Contact:

Farra D'Orazio
Public Relations Manager
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
One Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
voice: 1 (215) 963-2746
Farra.D'Orazio@fourseasons.com
web: http://www.fourseasons.com/philadelphia
 

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Also See: Davide Barnes, New Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia / October 2006
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