Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco appointed Joerg Rodig as GM. Rodig most recently served as GM of the Four Seasons Resort Whistler. He brings more than 20 years of global hospitality, food & beverage and finance experience to the property.
“Leading the iconic Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco in the heart of the city is a dream come true and huge honor,” Rodig said in a statement. “I can’t wait to dive in, get to know my team, the community, and fall further in love with the vibrant culture, active vibe, incredible food scene and dynamic people. It’s really my kind of destination.”
Rodig will lead all aspects of the recently redesigned hotel operation, as well as stakeholder and community relationships. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel includes California cuisine at MKT Restaurant-Bar, complimentary access to Equinox fitness club in San Francisco, Equinox and a central location from which to explore the city.
“For me, innovation triggers excitement and builds energy, and I hope that I can bring that energy to San Francisco,” Rodig said in a statement. “Four Seasons is one of the key players in the destination – we see it not just as a privilege, but a responsibility in how we contribute to San Francisco.”
Rodig led Four Seasons Resort Whistler to host events with culinary stars from Four Seasons Lanai, Maui, Vail, Jackson Hole, Westlake and San Francisco for Bici Gusti, Cornucopia Food & Wine Festival and The Cabin, a pop-up restaurant.
“Since joining Four Seasons, I’ve been fortunate to have great mentors along the way. It’s been my goal to give back, and to invest in people to help shape the paths of future hoteliers,” Rodig said in a statement.
Born and raised in Germany, Rodig grew up in food and beverage, with parents and grandparents in the restaurant business. He knew as early as age 10 that it was something he wanted to pursue. What began as a room service assistant manager position in Boston morphed into positions in finance departments at Four Seasons properties in Nevis, Austin and Palo Alto before moving to Vancouver as director of finance in 2009. In 2014, Rodig was promoted to hotel manager in Vancouver, where he was prior to Four Seasons Resort Whistler.
“At Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, we have a great canvas for service innovation and an opportunity to create memorable experiences for our guests through our employees. I look forward to sharing these stories and connecting guests with this world-class destination,” Rodig said in a statement.