We're all eagerly awaiting the upcoming Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, which is set to open next year. Today, we learned that Thomas Steinhauer will be the property’s General Manager. An 18-year veteran of Four Seasons, Steinhauer will make the transition from Maui to Orlando in July joining the pre-opening team.
This appointment marks the next chapter in a more-than 30-year hotel management career that has taken the Austrian native across the globe at key Four Seasons properties including the iconic Four Seasons Hotel New York and Four Seasons Hotel Boston. He is currently General Manager and Regional Vice President of the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. In his current position Steinhauer manages the daily operation of the 380-room AAA Five Diamond and Mobil Five Star Maui Resort, which employs close to 800 staff members. In addition, he provides guidance for Four Seasons Spas in the Americas Region.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort will be located within the gates of a residential community, Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort, five miles from the Magic Kingdom Park and four miles from Epcot. Accommodations include 444 guest rooms and 68 suites (which, we hear, will interconnect--good for families and groups). A Tom Fazio-designed golf course will be refurbished and managed by Four Seasons with options for golf at leisure and group events. The spa will have 18 treatment rooms and outdoor gardens for al fresco therapies. Three restaurants will include a modern Italian ristorante, a southern poolside BBQ and a 17th-floor rooftop steakhouse with views of the nightly fireworks at the Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot.