Four Seasons names new SVP, updates development plans

The luxury Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts brand is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a new appointment and a bolstered pipeline.


The company has appointed Isabel Pintado to the newly created position of SVP design and innovation. In this role, Pintado will be responsible for advancing the brand’s design vision and aesthetic across its global portfolio while also engaging cross-functionally throughout the organization to enhance Four Seasons programming. Pintado, who is based in the United Arab Emirates, has overseen several top design studios and most recently was SVP Africa, China, Middle East and Thailand for Wilson Associates. 

“Four Seasons has always been at the forefront in the design space with a legacy of industry-leading innovation that is firmly grounded in the guest experience and an authenticity further shaped by the locations in which it operates,” Pintado said in a statement. “I am optimistic that we are on the cusp of an exciting period for the luxury hospitality industry, as we continue to create inspiring and exceptional design experiences for our guests, residents and employees.”

New Developments

In 2020, Four Seasons signed nine new hotel, resort and residential projects, tying a record for the most new deals in the company’s 60-year history.   

Most recently, Four Seasons announced its expansion in Europe with an upcoming property in Italy’s southern region of Puglia. Following the opening of Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Madrid in late 2020, Four Seasons will continue to expand its Spanish portfolio with a resort in Mallorca: The brand will manage the historic Hotel Formentor, introducing it as a Four Seasons property in 2023.

In the United States, Four Seasons is set to enter new markets with new hotels and residences in California’s Napa Valley; New Orleans; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Minneapolis; and Nashville. In Taormina, Italy, and Cartagena, Colombia, Four Seasons is renovating historic properties. The company also will open an all-new oceanfront resort in Tamarindo, México.

“In a time of unprecedented change and challenge for our company and the entire hospitality industry, we continue to innovate, remaining flexible in our plans and nimble in our ability to capitalize on opportunities, while maintaining momentum towards our long-term goals,” said John Davison, president and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “The impacts of the pandemic continue, and we are tackling these issues as they come. Yet more than ever, we are confident in the long-term success of the company and the dedication and resilience of our people who bring the Four Seasons brand to life each and every day. Our focus on the guest experience is steadfast, as is our ability to embrace new opportunities and continue to evolve.”