News for the Hospitality Executive
Christian Clerc Named General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton
(A Four Seasons Hotel)
IL - - September 14, 2007 - - Four Seasons Hotels &
Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Christian
Clerc to General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel).
Clerc arrives in Chicago via Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where he served as General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita since 2003.
"I am honored to take on this new responsibility," says Clerc. "Chicago is a world-class city and The Ritz-Carlton Chicago offers the tradition of hospitality excellence that Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has been built upon."
A native of Switzerland, and fluent in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish, Clerc manages a staff of over 600 employees who service the 435-room hotel. The Ritz-Carlton Chicago has been honored with the 2007 Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star Award, and equally prestigious 2007 AAA Five-Diamond Award.
Clerc is a graduate of the Lausanne Hotel Management School and began his hotel career at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva in 1989 and subsequently moved to Lausanne, Mexico, Washington, Rome and Paris where he gained considerable hotel management experience.
He began his Four Seasons career as Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Washington in 2000. He served as interim General Manager at The Pierre in New York prior to transferring to Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico in 2003 as General Manager. He was promoted to Regional Vice President in April 2007, overseeing Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City and Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica. Clerc resides in Chicago with his wife and two daughters.
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago is steps from the city's bustling cultural arena, tucked high atop prestigious Water Tower Place and is managed by Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, the leading operator of luxury hotels worldwide.
Four Seasons is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continuous 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 â€“ 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 in major city centres and desirable resort destinations around the world. Currently with 74 hotels in 31 countries, and more than 25 properties under development, Four Seasons will continue to lead the hospitality industry with innovative enhancements, making business travel easier and leisure travel more rewarding. For more information on Four Seasons, visit www.fourseasons.com
|Also See:||Strategic Hotel Capital, Inc. Acquires the La Solana Hotel and Villas Development Site Adjacent to its Four Seasons Punta Mita Hotel, for $29.5 million / March 2006|