News for the Hospitality Executive
Chicago, IL – The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a Four Seasons Hotel, welcomes Tom Segesta as its new General Manager. Mr. Segesta, who most recently spent eight years as General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Austin, replaces Patrick Ghielmetti, who was named the Vice President for Human Resources for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts’ Asia Pacific Properties.
Mr. Segesta leaves behind a legacy in Austin, having enhanced the hotel’s reputation, overseen renovations of the hotel’s rooms, spa and Trio restaurant (critically heralded as Austin’s ‘Best Steakhouse’) – and most recently completing a massive branded residential project.
“I look forward to continuing to build upon the culture of award-winning service that has made The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a truly distinguished Four Seasons Hotel, for over three decades,” Mr. Segesta said. “The Ritz is fresh off a new renovation that has completely transformed the hotel, and this is such an exciting time as the hotel continues to showcase its new look and deca RESTAURANT.”
Mr. Segesta joined Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in 1987 as Director of Housekeeping at the Four Seasons Seattle. His career path has taken him through Four Seasons hotels in Boston, Vancouver Newport Beach and Las Vegas before he was named General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Austin in 2002.
Mr. Segesta’s move to Chicago brings him closer to his native Detroit, Michigan, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management from Michigan State University. He and wife Robin, of 25 years, have two sons, Hunter and Barrett, both attending Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.
Outside of the hotel, Mr. Segesta enjoys running, golf and watching football – especially the Chicago Bears.
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