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Fri, 3 August 2018

David Macklin Appointed GM of Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

The luxurious 91-room Four Seasons Resort Langkawi has appointed David Macklin as General Manager.

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).

He moves 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.

David Macklin. Click to enlarge.

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,” said Macklin. “Langkawi is truly the definition of paradise and I look forward to guiding the award-winning Resort into the next chapter.”

A native of Australia, Macklin is a graduate of Adelaide Hospitality School in Australia, where he earned a degree in Hospitality Restaurant & Bar Service Management. An avid learner, he also received a Catering and Hospitality Diploma from the City and Guild of the London Institute, Japanese Intensive Language Course achieving the coveted Chukyu level from the Kai Japanese School in Tokyo, and completed the General Managers Academy from Cornell University’s prestigious School of Hotel Administration.

In addition to his studies, Macklin has dedicated his time to serving on various community boards throughout his global posts, including Central Coast Vietnam, We Care We Share community outreach program in Vietnam, Run for Hope in Tokyo, Clean Up Australia – Sydney Rocks Chapter.

In his free time, Macklin enjoys spending time outdoors, competing in triathlons and hiking.

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