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Reed Kandalaft Appointed as Hotel Manager of Four Seasons
Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills in California

Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, U.S.A. – February 27, 2012
- Reed Kandalaft has been appointed Hotel Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, where he will oversee hotel operations, working to ensure the highest quality of service and amenities are provided to guests. He will also assist General Manager Mehdi Eftekari to provide leadership and guidance to the management team and employees.

“I love the dynamic city of Los Angeles, especially the weather and quality of life. I am honoured to join such a talented team at one of the flagship hotels of Four Seasons," says Kandalaft.

Kandalaft has more than 12 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including four years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Most recently, Kandalaft spent two years at Four Seasons Hotel Damascus in Syria as Hotel Manager, where he oversaw five food and beverage outlets, including three restaurants. He also served as Director of Rooms at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii.

Prior to joining Four Seasons, Kandalaft served as director of rooms at The Ballantyne in Charlotte, North Carolina and as director of housekeeping at The Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida. Before that, he spent four years as front office manager at Marco Island Marriott Resort in Florida.

Kandalaft graduated from Florida International University with an Executive Master’s Degree in hospitality management, after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality management from Florida State University. He also has a Master’s Degree in food service management from Cornell University. He was born in Damascus, Syria and grew up in Florida. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and baby daughter.

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. With 86 properties in 35 countries, and more than 50 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


Kim Kessler
Director of Public Relations
300 South Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. 90048
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