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Four Seasons Hotel Prague

  • Veleslavínova 2a/1098, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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Rene Beauchamp

General Manager
"Passion is a key element to success in everything you do."

Four Seasons Tenure

  • Since 1978
  • First Four Seasons Assignment: Le Quatre Saisons Montreal (formerly a Four Seasons hotel)

Employment History

  • Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche (formerly a Four Seasons resort); Four Seasons Hotel Prague; Four Seasons Hotel New York; The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel); Four Seasons Hotel Toronto; Le Quatre Saisons Montreal (formerly a Four Seasons hotel)

Birthplace

  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Education

  • Internship, Institut de Tourisme et d'Hotellerie du Quebec, Montreal

Languages Spoken

  • French, English and Italian

Growing up, Rene Beauchamp dreamed of becoming a chef. It wasn’t until his first exposure to front-of-house operations – and guest contact – during his internship program at The Institut de Tourisme et d’Hotellerie du Quebec that he contemplated life on the other side of the kitchen door.

Today, despite a long and successful career working his way up through operational roles, Beauchamp has maintained and developed his passion for cooking and knowledge of wine. With more than 500 cookbooks in his personal collection, he spends his free time challenging himself in the kitchen: “I enjoy cooking every type of food…but the more sophisticated and complicated, the better.” During his travels, he likes nothing better than to visit local markets and, wherever possible, attend a cookery course: from Chinese cooking in Toronto to baking at The CIA (Culinary Institute of America) in New York. And as he undertakes his daily tour of the Hotel (“my favourite activity of the day”), he saves the best stop till last: “Always the kitchen, to see what’s cooking in the oven. Ah, the smell!”

Beauchamp runs his team with the same passion with which he cooks, using humour as an essential ingredient. He believes that the key to a successful team is “to nurture passion for excellence in a positive and happy environment.”

Beauchamp is not new to Prague at all. Before spending two years at Four Seasons Resort Provence, he was managing the Prague property for 6 years. “Returning to the Golden City feels like coming back home. The city is just a fairytale with so much to offer. Rich history, unique architecture, culture and art, growing food scene – my family and I are so pleased to be part of it once again.”