Four Seasons Hotel Montreal welcomes Sam Ioannidis to the city as the property’s newly appointed General Manager. With an impressive 30-year tenure with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Sam brings a wealth of knowledge and global experience to the Golden Square Mile.
“It’s with great excitement we welcome Sam to Montreal. We’ve seen firsthand that Sam has the ability to seamlessly connect with every community he resides in,” says Vince Parrotta, President of Hotel Operations, Americas West. “Sam’s admirable accomplishments are undeniable. We have the utmost confidence that his dedication and commitment will be reflected in his ability to uphold Four Seasons Hotel Montreal to the highest of standards.”
Born in Frankfurt, Sam grew up in Germany and Greece before moving to Toronto, where he studied hospitality and tourism management at a local university while working part-time at a renowned fine-dining restaurant. Honing in on his love for hospitality, food and travel, Sam began his journey with Four Seasons working at various properties throughout North America, such as the brand’s flagship property in Toronto, Nevis, Palm Beach, Houston, Boston and New York. In 2013, he moved overseas to begin working at Four Seasons Hotel Baku, before opening Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island, and then taking on the role of the opening General Manager at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens. Most recently, Sam held the title of General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, where he oversaw its entire operations as it underwent extensive renovations and property-wide expansions. No stranger to managing all facets of hotel and resort functions while simultaneously cultivating relationships with employees, guests and residents alike, Sam’s tenure and history speaks for itself, making him a shoo-in to fulfill the role of Montreal’s newest General Manager.
“It’s an honour to be at the helm of this iconic property,” says Sam. “As a diverse city with its finger on the pulse of fashion, culture and food, I’m proud to work with a talented group of individuals in the heart of it all. Led by a dedicated ownership team, and as the epicentre of the downtown core and a beacon of luxury hospitality, I’m excited to build upon the Hotel’s impressive successes and immerse myself in the community.”
Well-travelled, multilingual and vastly equipped, Sam will bring unparalleled expertise to his position as General Manager, in addition to his genuine passion for creating unforgettable experiences for all those that walk through the doors of Four Seasons Hotel Montreal.