The team at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza has welcomed Dimitrios Zarikos as the new Regional Vice President and General Manager. Mr Dimitri is a Four Seasons veteran with a wealth of experience that has spanned the globe, and a great spirit and sense of humour. During his 27-year career, Mr Zarikos has opened seven hotels including properties in the US, Egypt, France and Canada.
From New York and Cairo at First Residence to Provence and Toronto,ÊMr ZarikosÊhas put his passion for excellence and unfaltering pursuit of distinction to the best service of Four Seasons.
For the past nine years, Mr KarikosÊhas been based in Toronto, Canada, first running the older property and then opening its brand new flagship, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, introducing a whole new level of luxury hospitality in the city.
This is Mr Zarikos’ second assignment in Cairo after being an instrumental leader in 2000 during the opening of the company’s very first hotel in the GCC and Middle East, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence – a hotel that set a new benchmark in the region at the time.
In his role as General Manager of Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza, Mr Zarikos will be looking to set new frontiers for what is already a legendary hotel in Cairo and the region at large. As a Regional Vice President Mr Zarikos will also be in charge of the company’s other properties in Cairo First Residence, Alexandria at San Stefano, Sharm el Sheikh and Baku, Azerbaijan, along with projects that are currently under development in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Among many awards and accolades over the course of his career, Mr Zarikos has been awarded the prestigious Hotelier of the Year Award from Hotelier Magazine, Travel + Leisure Best Hotel in Canada, Cond Nast Traveler USA Top Hot List, Robb Report’s Top 100 Hotels in the World, Forbes Five Star and AAA Five-Diamond Awards, Michelin Stars, Gallivanter’s Guide Best Resort in the World and more.
Mr Zarikos earned his Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from Rhodes School of Hotel Administration in Greece, and his Masters in Professional Studies from a joint program between Cornell University and ESSEC Business School in Paris (IMHI). He is fluent in English, French and Greek.
Mr Zarikos and his wife Vivian are looking forward to living in Cairo again, while their grown daughters will be staying in Toronto.
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