Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts appoints Christopher Norton as EVP Global Operations
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has recently appointed Christopher Norton as Executive Vice-President Global Operations, in charge with hotel operations globally, as well as design, construction, capital planing and procurement. Norton rises to the challenge after an exceptional career path which took him, in less than 2 years, from his position as GM of Four Seasons George V Paris (Regional VP) to EMEA President Hotel Operations, based until earlier this month in Geneva.
Norton moves from the regional EMEA Geneva offices to the Toronto headquarters of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, overseeing closely everything that Four Seasons touches on physical product and service.
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts announced upcoming openings: Dubai (2014), Moscow (2014), Orlando (2014), Johhanesburg(2014), Surfside FL, Seoul, Casablanca, Kyoto, Bahrain, Tianjin, Tanzania, Begaluru, Philadelphia, New York City NY.
Since joining Four Seasons as an executive assistant manager in 1989, Chris has circled the globe from Montreal and Washington to Berlin, Bali, Singapore, Paris. His first general manager assignment was in Bali, where during his tenure he also opened a second Four Seasons hotel. Chris was promoted to regional vice president, a title he also later held at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and the legendary Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris.
After his apprenticeship at Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich, Christopher Norton graduated from the prestigious Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland.