The Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown appointed Thomas Carreras as its new GM. With the property since pre-opening in early 2016, Carreras opened the hotel as hotel manager in September 2016. He led a team of employees to achieve both the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Award in the hotel's first year of operation.
In his new role as GM, Carreras will be responsible for leading the hotel and residential development into its second full year of operation, including oversight of 189 rooms and suites; 157 private residences; The Spa and CUT by Wolfgang Puck.
With more than 18 years of tenure with Four Seasons, Carreras is a seasoned hotelier. His journey with Four Seasons began in 1999 as a management trainee at Four Seasons Hotel Boston. Since then Carreras has filled numerous management positions at Four Seasons properties around the globe including Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita in Mexico; Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris; Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai in India; Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora; Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane.
Carreras grew as a child in the hotel industry and traveled the world until the family settled in a small village in Switzerland, eventually following his father's footsteps into hospitality.
“I remember being fascinated by the friendliness of the employees working with my father and the perfection of all the public areas and operations. It was like something out of 'The Great Gatsby,'” Carreras said in a statement. “Since pre-opening in 2016, we had set some very difficult goals and accepted every impossible challenge to ensure our guests would receive genuine, authentic care and the finest personal service in a vibrant yet relaxed ambiance. We truly wanted to be different and pushed ourselves to be fearless.”
Now a two-year resident of New York City, Carreras is equally as excited to be remaining in the city, the place he now likes to call home.
“I am completely fascinated with the soul of downtown, which is currently experiencing a brilliant rebirth and is becoming one of the hottest neighborhoods to live in New York City," Carreras said.