Four Seasons Tenure
- Since 2018
- First Four Seasons Assignment: current
- Tettnang, Germany
- General Manager Certificate, Cornell University; Executive MBA, Executive Education Johannesburg; Project Management Certificate, Villanova University; Building Management and Real Estate, New York University
- English, German, French
Born in a small German town named Tettnang, Rudy Tauscher’s childhood prepared him for the hospitality world in the Big Apple. He started his career at a young age, by assisting his parents in the kitchen of their hotel, Brauerei u. Gasthof zur Krone. With more than 30 years of experience, Tauscher is privileged to be working for Four Seasons Hotel New York and is ready to take on any challenge that comes his way.
For Tauscher, hospitality is important to him as it is a direct reflection of how we live. During his first few weeks at Four Seasons Hotel New York, he made sure to meet everyone in the building to learn about their responsibilities. “I like working with people who know more about their roles than I do. As a manager, their knowledge helps me put things into place,” he says. Many of the Hotel’s team members have been with the property for more than 20 years. This warmed his heart as a champion of loyalty and excellence in service. “There’s a reason why we are a crown jewel in this city. Guests remember their stays from the beginning and I will continue to uphold that tradition during my time here.”
His humble beginnings have helped him understand hotels to their core. As he walks the halls of the property, he is amazed by the synchronisation of the teams and their commitment to putting guests first. “I have followed the Golden Rule all of my life and have believed in Isadore Sharp’s philosophy. Choosing to work for Four Seasons was a decision I could not decline.”
Tauscher is no stranger to the Big Apple having managed the openings of the Mandarin Oriental in 2002 and Trump International Hotel and Tower in 1996. He also led the inaugural teams at the Park Hotel in Germany and The Palace of the Lost City in South Africa. From Mozart to Hip-Hop, his ear is no stranger to various genres of music. When he is not travelling, he enjoys painting, reading, jogging and spending time with his three children, Ileana, Manuela and Oliver.