Eighteen-year Four Seasons veteran Mazen Saleh has been appointed the general manager of Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale, the brand’s fourth hotel in South Florida, which is slated make its debut in late 2021.
Saleh joined Four Seasons in 2003, and it remains the only company that he has ever worked for. Beginning as a management trainee in Sharm El Sheikh, Saleh quickly rose through food and beverage positions while jumping on task force opportunities at openings in Mauritius, Beirut, Alexandria and Istanbul. He joined the reopening of Four Seasons Resort Nevis as assistant director of food and beverage in 2010, and three years later took the same position in Austin for a city hotel experience. In 2015, a promotion to director of food and beverage at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach drew him to South Florida where he was later promoted to resort manager in 2017.
About the newest property, Saleh said in a written statement, “We’re balancing the traditions of a classic yacht with a vibrant contemporary attitude.”
According to the company’s press release, “Saleh’s creative side and collaborative spirit are among his exceptional hotelier qualities, driving his ability to partner with the property’s global visionaries as well as build his pre-opening team and create experiences property-wide, from Fort Lauderdale’s best ocean-view dining to the city’s most prestigious beachfront setting for meetings and events.”
“Our Four Seasons team is vibrant and dynamic—matching the energy you feel here in Fort Lauderdale,” added Saleh. “We’re channeling that spirit into all the unique experiences we are designing for our guests, residents and locals.”