Four Seasons Tenure
- Since 2002
- First Four Seasons Assignment: Banquet Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia (formerly a Four Seasons hotel)
- Four Seasons Hotel Seattle; Four Seasons Hotel Chicago; Four Seasons Hotel Austin; Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills; Four Seasons Resort Lanai and Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele; Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia (formerly a Four Seasons hotel); The Vanderbilt Hall; Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club in Newark
- Liverpool, England
- University of Lancashire
Michael Pedder’s journey to the reins of the iconic 273-room, 20-year Forbes Five-Star Four Seasons Hotel Boston began a very young age. “My love for the world of hospitality began as early as I can remember, having spent summers working at my father’s hotel in Liverpool.”
English summers experiencing the hospitality industry first-hand in his hometown helped launch Pedder’s journey into the business. He studied hospitality management before moving to the United States in 1998 to work in historic Newport, Rhode Island as the general manager of The Vanderbilt Grace. “Then it was Vanderbilt Hall. It’s in a fantastic part of the world.”
Pedders’ Four Seasons journey began in 2002 when he joined the former Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, and he has since held leadership roles within the brand in properties from Austin to Los Angeles, Lanai, Chicago, and most recently as General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle.
One of Pedders’ significant career accomplishments was overseeing the successful opening of Culina, Modern Italian, in Los Angeles, now a standard to which new hotel restaurants look to in the industry.
“I am thrilled to be back in New England now and humbled by the opportunity to join an exceptional team at Four Seasons Hotel Boston,” added Pedder. “This is such a celebrated Hotel, and the city of Boston, historic yet ever-evolving, has already very much won me over.”
While he is miles away from his homeland, a few things remain close to heart. As an avid sports fan he cheers on Liverpool Football Club (albeit from afar) and the English idiom “don’t judge a book by its cover” is an important lesson he’s kept throughout his career.
His wife, Stephanie, and his two young boys “keep me balanced.” When not with his family, you might catch him enjoying a round of golf or riding his Ducati motorcycle through Boston.