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Doug Housley Named General Manager of the
277-room Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (February 21, 2006) -- Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco recently welcomed Mr. Doug Housley as General Manager, to oversee the daily operations and management of the 277-room, five-star property, located in the heart of the city’s Yerba Buena District.  Mr. Housley arrives in San Francisco from Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence in Egypt, where he served as General Manager.  

Representing Doug’s ninth move with the company since joining Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in 1979, the most recent promotion brings him back to familiar territory on the West Coast, where he spent 13 years of his career covering assignments at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and Four Seasons Hotel Seattle.  

“We are delighted to welcome Doug to this premier hotel in San Francisco, where he will be able to extend his extraordinary talent and international insight” said Wolf Hengst, President of Worldwide Hotel Operations for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.  

A seasoned and well-respected hotelier worldwide, Doug’s twenty-three year career with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has spanned continents as well as decades.  His career began at Four Seasons Vancouver in the position of Café Manager where he quickly expanded his knowledge of hotel management with positions in Room Service, Banquets and Fine Dining.  He went on to become Director of Catering and eventually Director of Food and Beverage at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto before returning to the West Coast as Director of Food and Beverage at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver in 1994.   

Doug took the role of Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle before moving to The Ritz Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel).  Both properties earned the coveted Mobil Five-Star Award during his tenure.  A native of Toronto, Doug and his wife Nicola are in the process of relocating to San Francisco.

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, owned by Millennium Partners, is an award-winning property featuring the largest public display of contemporary art highlighting northern California artists; The Sports Club/LA – a 100,000 state-of-the-art fitness center and training facility; and Seasons Restaurant, Lounge and Bar, serving fresh, light Northern California cuisine coupled with an internationally diverse wine list and renowned Four Seasons service amid glorious views of San Francisco’s downtown.

As the world’s leading operator of luxury hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts currently manages 70 properties in 31 countries.  Open since 2001, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco 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 2005 Mobil Five-Star Award, #1 Hotel in San Francisco by the 2005 Zagat Survey, #1 Hotel in San Francisco by Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2005 World’s Best Awards, #11 on the Top 20 U.S. Hotels List in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report and a Readers’ Choice Award from Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. Information on the company and on Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco can be accessed through the Four Seasons website at


Lauren Eastman
Director of Public Relations
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Phone: 415-633-3509

Also See: Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / The Boutique Search Firm / November 2005
Four Seasons Returns to San Francisco with the Opening of Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco / October 2001

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