Olivier Thomas named GM of Four Seasons Casablanca

Olivier Thomas has been appointed the General Manager to guide the opening of the  Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca. A 20-year hospitality industry veteran, Thomas was previously Hotel Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Prague. In August, Thomas will make the transition to Casablanca to lead the pre-opening team as the Hotel prepares to welcome guests to Morocco’s economic hub in the first quarter of 2015.

Taking on the role of General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca marks the next chapter in an extensive career that has taken Thomas to many locales outside of his home country of France, including London, New York, Milan and Rome.

Thomas joined Four Seasons in 2008 in Amman and subsequently moved to Prague in 2010, where his passion for exceptional service and commitment to excellence was immediately recognized. His experience and contributions to strengthening the brand have positioned him well to lead the team at Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca.

“Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca, an urban oasis in this busy economic centre, is the ideal complement to our existing property in Marrakesh,” says Christian Clerc, Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “A proven leader with vast industry knowledge, Olivier is ideally suited to firmly establish Four Seasons as the only choice for the discerning traveller visiting Casablanca.”

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Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca is part of Anfa Place, a luxury mixed use development overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and located near the upscale Corniche District. The new waterfront community, situated on the city’s elevated promenade, is designed to include residential, commercial and retail space.

As an urban hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca will reflect a lushly landscaped, avant-garde architectural style combining local materials and a respect for its natural surroundings. The entire master plan was designed by architectural firm Foster + Partners and occupies a total area of approximately 10 hectares (25 acres).  Blessed with a warm and sunny climate, the Hotel also has impressive westward views of the Atlantic Ocean and the exquisite sunset. The interior design developed by GA Design International is fresh, modern and layered with elements from the local culture.

On his new role, Thomas comments, “Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca is an incredible opportunity to expand our presence in the region. The urban property overlooking the ocean will appeal to business and leisure travellers alike. I look forward to working with a strong team to deliver world-renowned, customized Four Seasons service and introduce a new standard of luxury in this growing market.”

With 186 keys, extensive leisure and function facilities and dynamic dining concepts, the new hotel will be the first choice for travellers visiting Casablanca as well as a social hub for local clientele. The Hotel will feature a beautiful interior and exterior dining area overlooking the ocean, along with a lobby lounge and poolside dining. In addition, the Hotel will offer a full service spa featuring progressive western and local therapies, a lavish ballroom, meeting rooms and serene pool experience.

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