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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

  • 199 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia
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Bahram Sepahi

Regional Vice President and General Manager
"In life you have to go with a certain amount of faith and take a certain amount of risks. That's how some of the best results come about."

 

Four Seasons Tenure

  • Since 1986
  • First Four Seasons Assignment: Superintendent of Services, The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (formerly a Four Seasons hotel)

Employment History

  • Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou; Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach; Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh; Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC; Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas; Essex House Hotel, New York; Hotel Nikko Atlanta; The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (formerly a Four Seasons hotel); O'Hare Plaza Hotel; Los Angeles Plaza Hotel

Birthplace

  • Tehran, Iran

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Johnson College of Business School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University

Awards and Leadership

  • Board Member, Tourism Accommodation Australia; Advisory Committee, NSW Government Accommodation Voucher Scheme; China’s Hotelier of the Year 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English, Farsi, French

Coined "Four Seasons Pioneer of the South," Bahram Sepahi is part of the "Three Continents Club," having worked his way from one end of the world to the other in his 35+ years with Four Seasons. A graduate of the Johnson College of Business, School of Hotel Administration, he began his journey with Four Seasons in North America, at the Ritz Carlton Chicago back in 1986.  His next call of duty included Four Seasons Resort and Club in Dallas and the Four Seasons property in Washington DC, where his strong performance led to him being appointed Hotel Manager.  In 2001 he was promoted to General Manager and moved to Saudi Arabia to open Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre.

Bahram spent another four years in Dubai as Regional Vice President before moving to China in 2009. He opened the magnificent Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou and spent eight years there, during which he was recognised as "China's Hotelier of the Year" in 2014.

In 2017, Bahram moved Down Under as Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, the largest Four Seasons in the world (by number of rooms) and the only property in Australasia. Overlooking Sydney Harbour with the historic Rocks district on one side and CBD on the other, the Hotel has been in the fabric of Sydney society for decades, and is the gateway to exploring the iconic sites, rich history and cosmopolitan buzz of the sparkling global city. One of Bahram’s first priorities was the renovation of 517 guest rooms, which was completed in December 2019. Catering for the Hotel’s dual leisure and business markets, the new rooms invite guests to open the blinds and let Sydney in; 60 percent of rooms enjoy Harbour views and the décor is inspired by the soothing blues and crisp whites of the surrounding panorama.

Meanwhile, Bahram is a board member of Tourism Accommodation Australia and continues his Four Seasons regional responsibility in China as well as Korea, Indonesia and Australia. With so much on his plate, he reserves free time for his family of six, plus exploring Sydney’s many famous treasures and hidden gems. New experiences are part of his daily life. "General Managers see it all," Bahram says with a boisterous laugh. "I have a thousand stories and many of them have an element I will probably keep to myself."