Four Seasons appoints Isabel Pintado as SVP of Design and Innovation
Marking its 60th anniversary with significant plans for strategic growth and expansion, Four Seasons has released information on its long-term investments.
“In a time of unprecedented change and challenge for our company and the entire hospitality industry, we continue to innovate, remaining flexible in our plans and nimble in our ability to capitalise on opportunities, while maintaining momentum towards our long term goals,” says John Davison, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “The impacts of the pandemic continue, and we are tackling these issues as they come. Yet more than ever, we are confident in the long-term success of the company and the dedication and resilience of our people who bring the Four Seasons brand to life each and every day. Our focus on the guest experience is steadfast, as is our ability to embrace new opportunities and continue to evolve.”
Adds Davison: “As we mark the 60th anniversary of the opening of the very first Four Seasons this month, it’s an opportunity to reaffirm the values upon which the company was founded. We are growing with great intention, never losing sight of the values of respect, care and excellence that have always defined Four Seasons. As we look ahead, we remain singularly focused on the luxury segment, responding to the changing needs of our guests and building upon the well-established trust and credibility of our brand.”
To help lead Four Seasons into its next phase of growth, the company has appointed Isabel Pintado to the newly-created position of Senior Vice President, Design and Innovation. In this role, Isabel will advance the brand’s design vision and aesthetic across its global portfolio, while also engaging cross-functionally throughout the organisation to enhance Four Seasons programming at every touchpoint.
“We are thrilled to welcome Isabel to our team as we embark on our next chapter of innovation and growth. Isabel’s exceptional talent and creativity is matched by her collaborative working style and global design expertise,” says Christian Clerc, President, Global Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Isabel’s skills and knowledge will be critical as we look ahead towards our long-term product, design and innovation goals. A deep passion for design has fuelled her impressive career and we are delighted that she has joined Four Seasons to help bridge the worlds of innovation and design in a way that will be uniquely Four Seasons.”
Pintado has a breadth of global experience, leading several top design studios around the world prior to joining Four Seasons. In 2020, Design Middle East magazine ranked Isabel #1 on its annual Creative 30 Power List.
Commenting on her move to Four Seasons, Pintado says, “Four Seasons has always been at the forefront in the design space with a legacy of industry-leading innovation that is firmly grounded in the guest experience, and an authenticity further shaped by the locations in which it operates. I am optimistic that we are on the cusp of an exciting period for the luxury hospitality industry, as we continue to create inspiring and exceptional design experiences for our guests, residents and employees.”