Following Sale, Four Seasons Sydney Gets New General Manager

Here's a name to remember when heading Down Under: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is bringing on its fourth-ever General Manager, Rudolf van Dijk.

Van Dijk joins the hotel after spending four years as General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake in China. The former General Manager of the Sydney hotel, Vincent Hoogewijs, will become General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok.

Prior to his tenure in China, van Dijk spent time at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai, and Four Seasons Hotel New York.

“As the largest property within Four Seasons, this will present a wonderful new challenge," he said in a statement. Van Dijk has high praise for Sydney's sporting and food culture. (He is a self-professed cyclist and foodie.)

In August, the hotel was sold for approximately US$306.8 million to Mirae Asset Global Investments, a Korean company. At the time, Craig Collins, CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle's Hotels & Hospitality Group, Australia said that the sale was "a milestone transaction for the industry," as it represented the debut hotel acquisition of a major five-star Australian hotel by a Korean-based entity.