Four Seasons Langkawi welcomes David Macklin as new GM

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.”