Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta
- Capital Place Jakarta, Jalan Jenderal Gatot Subroto Kav. 18, Jakarta 12710, Indonesia
Four Seasons Tenure
- Since 2011
- First Four Seasons Assignment: Director of Catering & Conferences Services, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
- Four Seasons Hotel Singapore; Four Seasons Hotel Sydney; Jumeriah Essex House, New York; Jumeriah Carlton Tower & Lowndes Hotel, London; Hilton Hotels, United Kingdom; London Hilton on Park Lane
- Melbourne, Australia
- Hospitality, The University of Queensland
A veteran hotelier with 30 years in the industry, including more than a decade with Four Seasons, Simon Barnett embodies a rare combination of operational and sales and marketing experience. Starting out in the front office of a five-star hotel in Brisbane, Australia, he ventured into various departments, including concierge and reservations before discovering a strong affinity with sales.
“I loved the energy, the dynamism and the competitive nature of the work,” he says with a smile. Progressing steadily through the sales ranks, Simon learned to flex his creative muscles and think outside of the box. Working across luxury properties in the Gold Coast (Australia), London and New York, he also had the opportunity to build and lead teams across diverse cultural environments.
At Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta as General Manager, Simon is building further on a foundation of excellence. “The team has done an incredible job so far, especially given the challenges in recent years. As we move ahead, our goal is to engage more deeply with the local community and continue to deliver exceptional hospitality to guests from around the world,” he says.