The Renowned Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel Welcomes Reed Kandalaft as Regional Vice President and General Manager
From the East Coast to the West Coast, Reed Kandalaft makes his way to the best coast. With experience spanning across almost two decades in the luxury hospitality industry, Kandalaft brings creativity, innovation and a drive for excellence to Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel as the new Regional Vice President and General Manager. His enthusiastic international flair is certain to elevate both the guest and employee experience at this vibrant, resort-style urban retreat.
Kandalaft’s illustrious Four Seasons career began in 2008 as Director of Rooms at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. He quickly rose through the ranks, working at Four Seasons properties in Damascus, Los Angeles, Surfside and most recently One Dalton, Boston. “It was always a dream of mine to work for such a highly regarded company such as Four Seasons. And since I’ve been with the company, I’ve had the great honour and pleasure of working at so many stunning properties from urban hotels and beachfront destinations, I now get to add ‘legendary’ to that list.”
Kandalaft brings with him a wealth of knowledge in running luxury hotels, all of which received top accolades under his leadership. It’s this same drive that he’ll bring to the property, along with his well-honed leadership philosophy, which is inspired by the passion of the employees. “Each city offers unique challenges and opportunities. It’s finding those and instilling a culture of inclusion, integrity and diversity in which our team can thrive and in turn, provide our guests with exceptional service.”
What is Kandalaft’s first project? “Well it’s two-fold” he beams. “I’m excited to dig into Beverly Hills. I have knowledge of Los Angeles, but Beverly Hills is incredibly unique and I need to quickly get up to speed. Our property affords the unique opportunity to be in the heart of it all. I plan to visit as many restaurants and landmarks as possible in our quiet enclave within the first 90 days! I’m also excited to get to know the Hotel’s nearly 800 employees. Our team is the heart beat of this renowned property. It’s imperative that I get to know everyone who helps make this beauty tick.”
Highly dedicated to Beverly Hills and Beverly Wilshire, Kandalaft will build on his global experience and the vast expertise of his team to ensure the worldwide community of sophisticated travellers discover what the city and the Hotel have to offer.
Meanwhile, Kandalaft and his family are excited to enjoy the quintessential Southern California lifestyle. “My wife and I look forward to enjoying evening strolls year-round in this idyllic weather. I’m also excited for my kids to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle just beyond our doorstep.”
Beverly Hills, California 90212
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel