Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, located in the heart of the Red City, has named Thomas Krooswijk its new General Manager, bringing more than 15 years of international luxury hotel experience to this flagship Moroccan property.
Thomas’ arrival at the garden oasis is well timed, with many projects planned in 2020 to carry on with the vision of Four Seasons Resort Marrakech in offering the ultimate resort experience in Morocco.
“I am excited to begin this new chapter of my Four Seasons career and to be part of the amazing team in Marrakech. Four Seasons Resort Marrakech is going to have an exciting year with a lot of projects ahead, and I am honoured to be a part of the team and a part of this important milestone. Our continued success as an iconic destination in Morocco is in creating lasting memories for both our guests and employees.”
Prior to joining the team in Marrakech, Thomas was the Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Amman, Jordan since January 2018. His career with Four Seasons started in 2001 in New York at The Pierre Hotel (formerly a Four Seasons hotel) in food and beverage, followed by four years with the former Four Seasons team in Dublin, Ireland.
He left the company in 2006 to experience other opportunities in the hospitality industry. “It was good to see how the competition operates but I knew this was the company I wanted to work for.” He returned to Four Seasons in 2012 at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel as Director of Food and Beverage and was subsequently promoted to Hotel Manager and transferred to Toronto in the spring of 2015.
Commenting on his appointment, Thomas says, “From as early as I can remember, I have wanted to follow my father’s footsteps in the hospitality industry. The world is a shared place, and throughout the many different cities and hotels I have grown-up and worked in, it is the people that share their passion (and stories) that make the stay of our guests unforgettable. I am delighted to make Marrakech my home and continue to create exceptional experiences built on the legendary hospitality of this city appreciated by travellers from around the world.”
Thomas is a worldly man. He was born in France and raised in West Africa, the Middle East and Austria. To put things into perspective, Marrakech will be his 24th city move. Travel has always very much been part of his lifestyle: “I love to travel, meet new people, exploring new places and cultures.”
In addition to English, he is also fluent in French, his mother tongue, and can manage some German and Dutch. As the new General Manager, Thomas looks forward to creating a home in Marrakech with his wife Anila and two boys, Kian and Julien.