The Regent 4 Seasons Resort in Chiang Mai has a new
general manager, Patrick Ghielmetti. Four Seasons currently manages hotels
and resorts in 27 countries, and each and every one is a jewel of its own.
Ghielmetti, new general manager of the Regent 4 Seasons, a Swiss national
introduced himself during a recent press conference.
Patrick Ghielmetti, a Swiss national, joined the 4
Seasons group nine years ago. He started with the 5 star hotel-chain at the
Ritz Carlton in Chicago and worked in well known hotels like the Pierre in
New York, at the 4 Seasons in Berlin as a post opening executive assistant
manager and as a post opening manager at the Paris 4 Seasons before he moved
In Egypt he stayed for the last three years and opened
‘his baby’, the ‘Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh’, the first
seaside resort hotel of 4 Seasons in the Middle East. The Sharm El Sheikh
was built like a hillside village above the Red Sea and both he and his wife
enjoyed the time there tremendously.
But the chance to get back to Thailand after 15 years of
absence was a good reason to say good bye to the Middle East and turn
towards Asia again. Everybody present believed Patrick Ghielmetti when he
said, “It’s a pleasure to be back in Thailand and after having worked
with the Royal Garden Group in Hua Hin and Bangkok many years ago, I do look
forward to meeting and enjoying the Lanna culture. I am very proud to be the
new GM of this spectacular resort which was voted Top International Resort,
No. 1 in Asia by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, USA in September 2003. I
will try my very best to not only keep it No. 1 but to make it even more