The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago has appointed Stephen Wancha
Stephen, who was most recently Hotel Manager at Four
Seasons Hotel Toronto, is only the fourth General Manager in the
30-year history of Four Seasons in Chicago.
“I am excited to return to Chicago and this
iconic hotel,” said Stephen, who was
previously Hotel Manager at the 345-room property. “We have been
one of the leading luxury hotels in the city for decades, and now,
it’s time to elevate our status even further with new,
extraordinary experiences for guests and a new look in 2020.”
Stephen first joined Four Seasons in Las Vegas, and his first
director position was at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis as Director
of Food and Beverage. From there, he oversaw the opening food and
beverage team of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World
Resort. Transferring next as Hotel Manager for Four Seasons Hotel
Chicago, he led a multi-million dollar guest room renovation, from
corridors to rooms and suites.
At Four Seasons Hotel Toronto,
Stephen continued the attention to detail the hotel is known for,
as it is Canada's first and only hotel to receive both AAA Five
Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star awards. At this
55-storey flagship property for Four Seasons, he oversaw and led
the team through renovations to The Spa, public areas and d|bar, a
popular gathering place in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood.
Now at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago as General Manager,
oversee another renovation - the largest renovation in the hotel’s
history, revealing a new restaurant, newly re-imagined event
spaces, lobby and arrival experience in spring 2020.
refreshed, contemporary look will usher in a new era of Four
Seasons in Chicago,” Stephen said. “The new restaurant and bar will
be a great addition to the Gold Coast neighbourhood, and we will
continue to host the city's most sophisticated affairs in our new,
modern ballrooms and meeting rooms.”