Hotelier Brent Martin was appointed GM at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail after first arriving on an interim assignment in late September.
“Brent's knowledge and experience, along with his positive approach and enthusiasm, will continue to be a great asset for Vail,” said Thierry Kennel, regional VP for Four Seasons Resort Vail.
Martin’s career with Four Seasons began in 2007, first as hotel manager at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, followed by his promotion to GM at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Thailand. In 2012, he returned to the U.S., serving as GM at the then Four Seasons property in Philadelphia, where he held positions on the boards of Visit Philadelphia, Central Philadelphia Development Corporation and chairman of Compass, an organization that provides consulting services by local business professionals to non-profit associations. Additionally, he invested time to help social services organizations and cultural institutions in Philadelphia. When management of that property concluded, Martin stepped into a Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts corporate role, during which time he provided strategic consulting services to hotels around the world, as well as to the corporate office.
A graduate of Harvard University where he received a BA in Economics and masters in business administration, Martin is active in the areas of coaching and leadership development, traveling the world supporting the management teams at many Four Seasons hotels. Most recently, he held interim GM positions at Four Seasons Resort Marrakech and Vail.
“We are very grateful for his leadership and support, both within the company and throughout his transition at the Resort,” Kennel said in a statement.
“I look forward to settling down after a year of globetrotting,” Martin said in a statement. “Vail is a special place - I am already very impressed with the tight-knit community and town activities. It’s no wonder Vail continues to be named one of the top destinations in the world.”