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Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia

  • Jalan Tanjung Rhu, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia

David Macklin

General Manager
"A perfect stay is when we inspires the hearts and minds of each and every guest through authentic, personal care."


Four Seasons Tenure

  • Since 2000
  • First Four Seasons Assignment: Front Services Manager, The Regent Hong Kong (formerly a Four Seasons Hotel)

Employment History

  • Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam; Four Seasons Hotel Sydney; Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so (formerly a Four Seasons hotel); Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC; The Regent Hong Kong (formerly a Four Seasons Hotel); Matson Plaza, Cairns, Australia


  • Kent, England


  • Certificate diploma in Hospitality, Adelaide Hospitality and Tourism School, South Australia; Degree in Electronics, Adelaide College, South Australia

Languages Spoken

  • English, Japanese

A nearly 20 year veteran of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, David 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 to the island paradise.  He made the move to Langkawi most recently from Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai in Vietnam where he held the position of Resort Manager, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Resort along with its rebranding to a Four Seasons.

Prior to Vietnam, his career took him around the world in various hotel manager and executive leadership positions, including Four Seasons Hotel Sydney; the former Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so; and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.

A native of Australia, Macklin is a graduate of Adelaide Hospitality School in Australia, where he earned a degree in Hospitality Restaurant and Bar Service Management.  An avid learner, he also received a Catering and Hospitality Diploma from the City and Guild of the London Institute, Japanese Intensive Language Course achieving the coveted Chukyu level from the Kai Japanese School in Toyko, and completed the General Managers Academy from Cornell University’s prestigious School of Hotel Administration.  In addition to his studies, Macklin has dedicated his time to serving on various community boards throughout his global posts, including Central Coast Vietnam, We Care We Share community outreach program in Vietnam, Run for Hope in Tokyo, and Clean Up Australia – Sydney Rocks Chapter.  

In his free time, Macklin enjoy spending time outdoors, competing in triathlons and hiking.   He looks forward to many adventures on the water with his family exploring Langkawi’s inspiring Geo Parks, home to some of the world’s most intriguing creatures, 550-million-year-old cliffs, and endless natural vegetation.