Four Seasons Resort Langkawi appoints David Macklin as General Manager

Posted in News, People on 6 August, 2018

Veteran Four Seasons hotelier to take the helm at Asia’s first UNESCO Geopark within Malaysia’s inspiring jungle-cloaked island retreat.

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi has announced the appointment of David Macklin as General Manager of the award-winning island retreat located in Malaysia’s exclusive UNESCO Geopark. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing the resort operations of the 91-room luxury island property and maintaining the experience that is synonymous with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

“David has a genuine passion for hospitality and an in-depth understanding of the luxury market.  With his strategic vision and hands-on leadership style, our Four Seasons Resort Langkawi couldn’t be in better hands,” says Rainer Stampfer, President, Hotel Operations – Asia Pacific. “As a Four Seasons veteran who has inspired and led successful teams around the globe, we are delighted to have David at the helm of this incredibly special destination – showcasing the beauty, culture and natural wonder of this rare UNESCO heritage site.”   

An 18-year veteran of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Macklin began his career with the brand as Front Services Manager at The Regent Hong Kong (formerly a Four Seasons hotel). Almost two decades and three continents later, Macklin brings a wealth of international experience to the island paradise.  He makes the move to Langkawi most recently from Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai in Hoi An, Vietnam where he held the position of Resort Manager, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Resort along with the rebranding to a Four Seasons. Prior to Vietnam, his career took him around the world in various hotel manager and executive leadership positions, including Four Seasons Hotel Sydney; Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so (formerly a Four Seasons hotel); and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.

“I am honoured to lead such an outstanding resort – one that has repeatedly been recognised for the exceptional service and genuine warmth of its people,” says Macklin. “Langkawi is truly the definition of paradise and I look forward to guiding the award-winning Resort into the next chapter.”

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