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Thierry Kennel Appointed General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel
and Private Residences, Denver

Will Prepare Hotel for Fall 2010 Opening

(DENVER) – February 1, 2010 – Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Denver announced today the appointment of General Manager, Thierry Kennel, an experienced Four Seasons hotelier with an extensive 23-year background, successfully managing several of the company’s properties across the globe.

“I’ve managed properties from the Maldives to the Midwest and am excited to take on this new challenge and be part of the team, introducing the Four Seasons highly-personalised service to Denver,” says Kennel.  “The city’s urban vibrancy mixed with a relaxed Rocky Mountain atmosphere makes it both an attractive destination for business and leisure travellers, and an enticing place to call home.”

Most recently, the French-born hotelier called “The Gateway City” home serving as the General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, where he spearheaded the Hotel’s emergence as the premier, high-end accommodations offering within the city.  Prior to that appointment, Mr. Kennel enjoyed tenure at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto; Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver; Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa; Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies; Four Seasons Hotel Boston; and Four Seasons Hotel Houston.  He holds a degree in Hotel Management from the Ecole Les Roches in Crans Montana, Switzerland.

With a breadth of Four Seasons experience both domestically and abroad, Mr. Kennel has developed a keen sense for meeting and exceeding guest expectations. “The secret is to provide the unexpected, consistently,” he says. “Send the guest who mentioned she had an aching neck a hot compress at turndown or share a sample of the local micro-brew beer with the patron who calls himself a connoisseur. Go beyond what a guest requires and deliver desires— specialty pillows, rare scotch— day or night and you will not only make a lasting impression, but you will make them feel at home.”

Located amidst Denver’s finest arts, shopping, dining and sports, the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences will take the booming Lower Downtown Denver neighbourhood of “LoDo” to a level of urban style the city has yet to experience.  Comprised of a 45-storey tower containing 239 guest rooms, including 21 suites, the Hotel will be a marvel of contemporary architecture and design; a sleek tower with commanding views of the surrounding city and Rocky Mountains in the distance.  An outdoor lushly landscaped pool-deck and a 8,500 ft2, 10-treatment room spa will offer an oasis to escape from the bustle below. Epicurean travellers and locals can take refuge in the hottest cocktails and bites at the lobby-level lounge, The Bar, or indulge in a full meal at the all-day restaurant, sure to be a popular meeting spot for guests and Denverites alike.

Kennel and his team will also service the 102 private residences nestled atop the Hotel.  Mirroring the high-quality accommodations provided below, each residence was designed and crafted by an all-star cast, including Clausen-Chewning Interior Design, a firm that specializes in luxury resort properties and important city hotels that span the globe. With a classic and contemporary design scheme, each features luxurious finishes and granite countertop kitchens, adorned with Sub-Zero, Miele, and Wolf appliances. The spacious balconies (nearly 400 sq. ft. each on average) are perfect for admiring the panoramic Rocky Mountain view or the Denver cityscape. Each residence also features comforting touches such as fireplaces and bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and provides access to the signature services and amenities of the Hotel including use of the urban spa, fitness centre, pool deck, executive meeting rooms, restaurant and lounge and more.

About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Four Seasons is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality.  From elegant surroundings of the finest quality, to caring, highly personalised 24-hour service, Four Seasons embodies a true home away from home for those who know and appreciate the best.  The deeply instilled Four Seasons culture is personified in its employees – people who share a single focus and are inspired to offer great service.  Founded in 1960, Four Seasons has followed a targeted course of expansion, opening hotels and residences in major city centres and desirable resort destinations around the world. Currently with 83 properties in 35 countries, and more than 40 projects under development, Four Seasons continues to lead the hospitality industry with innovative enhancements, making business travel easier and leisure travel more rewarding.  For more information on Four Seasons, visit press.fourseasons.com.

About Four Seasons Private Residences and Residence Clubs
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has been a pioneer in branded residences since 1982. Today, with the movement to branded residences firmly established and gaining momentum yearly, Four Seasons remains an innovative leader, providing a portfolio of whole and fractional residences in the most desirable locations throughout the world. Four Seasons residences comprise two types of offerings: Four Seasons Private Residences, ranging from private homes adjacent to resorts to penthouse condominiums atop urban hotels, and Four Seasons Residence Clubs, a fractional ownership option featuring fully-appointed vacation villas as a worry-free alternative to year round vacation home ownership. All Four Seasons residential offerings provide owners with access to Four Seasons services and amenities which may include golf, spa, in-room dining, housekeeping, concierge service – everything that makes a Four Seasons experience so rewarding. For additional information, visit www.fourseasons.com/residences.

About Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Denver
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Denver brings to life luxurious mile high living with the deliberate distinction of a five-star hotel in a city recognized as one of America’s “Best Places to Live.” Juxtaposing urban vibrancy with kaleidoscopic views of the Rocky Mountains, this timeless, iconic, 45-story tower comprises 102 exclusive private residences and 240 guest accommodations.  Located in the heart of Denver’s theatre district, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Denver promises to elevate the cultural, business and social landscape of the Rocky Mountain West.  Those interested in learning more about Four Seasons Private Residences can make an appointment to visit the Presentation Centre at 1080 14th Street in downtown Denver by calling 720-946-3939 or 888-877-4081 or by visiting www.towerprivateresidences.com.

Disclaimer
Four Seasons Private Residences Denver are not owned, developed or sold by Four Seasons Hotels Limited or its affiliates (Four Seasons).  1111 Tower LLC, the Developer, uses the Four Seasons trademark and tradenames under a license from Four Seasons Hotels Limited.  Lauriel Property Group, LLC is responsible for the marketing and sales of Four Seasons Private Residences Denver. The marks “FOUR SEASONS,” “FOUR SEASONS HOTELS AND RESORTS,” any combination thereof and the Tree Design are registered trademarks of Four Seasons Hotels Limited in Canada and U.S.A. and of Four Seasons Hotels (Barbados) Ltd. Elsewhere. 
 

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Contact: 

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts 
Leanne Drago
Columbus PRCo
ldrago@prco.com 
(212) 251-1015
 

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Also See: The Four Seasons Opens in Beirut, Lebanon after Ten Years in Planning and Five Years Under Construction; Opening General Manager Stefan Simkovics / January 2010
Tom Roelens Named General Manager of Four Seasons Resorts Lana‘i, Hawaii / April 2008
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