Four Seasons Resort Lanai has appointed Alastair McAlpine as its new general manager.
At this post, McAlpine will oversee the day-to-day operations of both the AAA Five Diamond luxury beach resort Four Seasons Resort Lanai, which reopened in 2016 following a multimillion-dollar transformation, and the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele, which is currently closed for renovation. The Lodge at Koele will reopen in late 2018 as a spa and wellness resort.
McAlpine, who was raised in Northern Ireland, is a veteran of the Four Seasons brand, having held previous positions in Hangzhou, China; Langkawi, Malaysia; the Maldives and Seychelles. He opened the Four Seasons properties in Lanai after the company rebranded itself, later residing on island between 2005 and 2008.
His hospitality career dates back 24 years, as he graduated with a degree in hotel management from the Scottish Hotel School at Strathclyde University in 1993. After graduating, he became a trainee sommelier at the luxury Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland. Three years later in 1996, he began working for the Four Seasons brand, with his original position located at the former Regent Hong Kong. There, he served as a management trainee, working his way up to be assistant director of food and beverage and continuing to go up in the ranks in locations like the Maldives, Tokyo, Washington, D.C. and New York.
The Four Seasons Resort Lanai is situated along the Pacific coastline and offers guests its signature ONE FORTY restaurant, Malibu Farm, NOBU LĀNA‛I, a spa and wellness program, as well as additional complimentary activities, luxury boutiques, tennis, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Manele Golf Course with an ocean view and more.