Mr. Sam Ioannidis has joined the Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh
as General Manager.
Sam’s arrival at the beachfront property on the shores of the Red Sea in Egypt is
well timed with expansion plans laid out to transform Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh into the company’s largest resort operation in
Born in Frankfurt to Greek parents, Sam grew up in Germany and Greece, and then headed to Canada to earn
his hospitality degree and launch his hotel career.
He joined Four
Seasons in 1998 as Director of Restaurants at Four Seasons Hotel
Toronto, and then rose through the ranks in the F&B
divisions of urban hotels and a resort in North America before
heading to Azerbaijan and his first assignment as General Manager,
at Four Seasons Hotel Baku.
Sam went on to open Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi
at Al Maryah Island as General Manager in 2016, and followed with
opening Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens, which began
welcoming guests earlier this year.
“I’m really quite taken with the beauty of the
resort, the wealth of its onsite offerings, as well as the easy
proximity to world-class diving sites just off the coast and
desert adventures inland,” Sam said. “This is a remarkable
setting for locals and international travellers alike to embrace
the region and its culture. I walk around in awe of the property
and the spirit of the team working together to provide genuine
Four Seasons service for guests to explore the destination’s
authentic cultural experiences.”
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