Rolf-LippunerFour Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Rolf Lippuner as General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh.

Lippuner, who joined Four Seasons in 2008, was steeped in the art of hospitality from a young age. His passion for the industry led him to this current position.

With a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Kwazulu Natal in South Africa, and after working at several high-end hotels in Atlanta and Santa Monica, Lippuner left the hotel industry to launch a cosmetics business, which soon became a leading skincare manufacturer in South Africa. Lippuner’s heart was always in hospitality though, his primary passion, and he returned to it as Director of Housekeeping at the former Four Seasons Resort Aviara in Carlsbad, California. Over the next seven years, he advanced to Director of Residences at Four Seasons Resort Nevis, then to Director of Rooms and finally Hotel Manager atFour Seasons Hotel Washington, DC before joining Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh as General Manager.