Four Seasons Hotel The Surf Club, Surfside, Florida
- 9011 Collins Avenue, Surfside, Florida, 33154, U.S.A.
Four Seasons Tenure
- Since 2000
- First Four Seasons Assignment: Room Server, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence
- Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta; Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore; Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, Four Seasosn Hotel Las Vegas, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence
- Hotel and Tourism Administration, Higher Institute of Qualitative Studies in Heliopolis, Egypt.; Master in Global Hospitality Management, Georgia State University, USA
- Cairo, Egypt
- English, Arabic, some Spanish
From Room Server to Hotel Manager always under the acclaimed Four Seasons marque, Haytham Said knows every detail about managing the most important hotel and resorts collection in the world, and is now taking the lead as Hotel Manager of the legendary Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club.
Said has had extensive experience across diverse cities, cultures, and hospitality areas. His career first began in his hometown at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence, where he jokes his only English words were yes, no, and pleas’. Said’s determination and eye for detail led to a series of promotions, from Restaurant Manager Trainee and eventually to Bar and Restaurant Manager. In 2006 he moved to the United States, arriving to the bustling Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas as Assistant Room Service Manager, and then moving to Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco as Food and Beverage Manager. Continuing his impressive trajectory, Said was soon promoted to Director of Banquets at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. During his time at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, Haytham was also a major collaborator in opening a new Four Seasons in South America, and Four Seasons at The Surf Club itself.
“I am deeply committed to Four Seasons and cannot see myself anywhere else. I have a lot left to learn and a lot more to offer and am looking forward to the extraordinary things still to come at my home away from home at The Surf Club,” says Said.
With more than 20 years of Four Seasons experience and an unwavering commitment for the highest level of hospitality, Said is passionate about delivering experiences and collaborations across the Hotel, spa, Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club, and The Champagne Bar.
He is known to have a natural eye for detail and an innate ability to anticipate needs. However, what guests and employees appreciate best is the genuine care he showcases as a true Four Seasons ambassador.
Born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, he achieved a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Tourism at the Higher Institute of Qualitative Studies in Heliopolis in Cairo. Ever seeking growth opportunities and expanding his hospitality knowledge, he later pursued a Master in Global Hospitality Management at Georgia State University.
Whenever he is not making sure everything is running smoothly at The Surf Club, he enjoys cooking Thai and Peruvian food, fishing, and watching his favourite team Liverpool football club.