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Thomas Carreras

General Manager

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

Born to a Hotelier father, Thomas Carreras was exposed to different cultures while traveling around the world from a very early age. Eventually, his family decided to settle in Switzerland where he grew up and went to school. Inspired by his early childhood, Thomas decided to follow his father’s footsteps and enter the world of hospitality. In 1999 he graduated from the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne. Shortly after he was recruited by award-winning Hotelier of the Year John Stauss, to join Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, earning a place in the Management in Training program.

Carreras’ first steps were at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, where he gained the necessary foundation to move onto the next opportunity as Assistant Housekeeping Manager and Night Manager at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico. Seven years later, his career catapulted as he was appointed Front Office Manager at Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris where he was immersed in the world of fashion and luxury. Having a solid understanding of the Rooms Division, Thomas was tasked to help open Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai in India, subsequently followed by the unique opportunity to move to Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora as Director of Rooms.

Fourteen years later, Thomas was reconnected with John Stauss and worked alongside his mentor as Director of Rooms at the iconic Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane. Life in London for Thomas primed him for what was to come in New York City. In the summer of 2016, Thomas was invited to open Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown as Hotel Manager, leading the team to achieve the prestigious Forbes Five Star Award within the first year of operation. In July of 2018, Thomas was promoted to General Manager, giving him the opportunity to build on the success of the opening. Under his guidance, the Hotel is now one of only three hotels in New York City to boast Ten Stars from Forbes Travel Guide across the Hotel and Spa.

Groomed as a lifestyle and luxury connoisseur with a lifetime of experience as a world traveler, Thomas collected a wealth of knowledge while gaining a passion for interior design and culinary arts. Having grown up in Switzerland, Thomas is an avid skier and is happiest when he’s immersed in nature. As a new New Yorker, you’ll find Thomas downtown where he currently resides. When he’s off-duty you’ll often find him sparring at Church Street Boxing or discovering a local gem Downtown. On a typical weekend, Thomas likes to escape to upstate New York with his wife Xenia and Russky, his Miniature Pomeranian, or drive out to the Hamptons to surf off the coast of Montauk. When he’s in the city, Thomas enjoys exploring new restaurants and art exhibitions and can often be found joyriding through the big Apple on his motorbike.

Inspired by his personal experiences, Thomas’ ambition is to redefine the luxury lifestyle hotel offering at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, by enhancing the guest experience through collaborations, activations and partnerships and to continue to build on the iconic status of the Hotel.

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