Four Seasons Resort Langkawi has announced the appointment of David Macklin as General Manager. In the role, Macklin will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the 91-key retreat, which is located in Malaysia’s Unesco Geopark.
“David has a genuine passion for hospitality and an in-depth understanding of the luxury market. With his strategic vision and hands-on leadership style, our Four Seasons Resort Langkawi couldn’t be in better hands,” says Rainer Stampfer, President, Hotel Operations – Asia Pacific. “As a Four Seasons veteran who has inspired and led successful teams around the globe, we are delighted to have David at the helm of this incredibly special destination – showcasing the beauty, culture and natural wonder of this rare Unesco heritage site.”
An 18-year veteran of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Macklin began his career with the brand as Front Services Manager at The Regent Hong Kong (formerly a Four Seasons hotel). Almost two decades and three continents later, Macklin brings a wealth of international experience, making his move to Langkawi from Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai in Hoi An, Vietnam – where he held the position of Resort Manager.
Prior to Vietnam, Macklin held various hotel manager and executive leadership positions around the world, including Four Seasons Hotel Sydney; Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so (formerly a Four Seasons hotel); and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.
“I am honoured to lead such an outstanding resort – one that has repeatedly been recognised for the exceptional service and genuine warmth of its people,” Macklin comments. “Langkawi is truly the definition of paradise and I look forward to guiding the award-winning resort into the next chapter.”