Responsibility for hotel operations
With responsibility for Four Seasons hotel operations throughout the vast Asia Pacific region, Rainer Stampfer oversees a diverse and growing portfolio of hotels, resorts and private residences as the company continues to strengthen its presence across the region.
Fully one third of Four Seasons development projects are now in Asia Pacific, and China continues to be an area of strategic importance for the company. Leveraging his operational experience as a general manager and regional vice president in China, Rainer leads the regional hotel teams in deepening their knowledge of the world’s largest luxury market, while evolving product and service offerings for visitors to the country and outbound Chinese travellers.
Across the region, from Sydney to Mumbai, Seoul and beyond, Rainer is focused on ensuring today’s sophisticated luxury consumer - from travellers to locals alike - experience the highest standards of quality and the unmatched level of service that they have come to expect in every Four Seasons hotel and resort around the world.
Delivering this level of service excellence consistently means hiring the very best people in every market, and talent development is a key priority for Rainer. Just as the company personalises the guest experience at Four Seasons, so does it customise the career track for its employees, thus placing the right people in the most suitable roles at the optimal time in their careers.
Rainer joined Four Seasons in 2001 in the food and beverage division in Boston and spent time in Los Angeles before taking his first General Manager assignment with the opening of Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui; moved to Bangkok to oversee all Thai Four Seasons properties as Regional Vice President in 2008, then moved to Shanghai to open the second Four Seasons in the city in Pudong in 2011 while overseeing a number of other properties in China and Southeast Asia. Rainer was promoted to his current position, based in Singapore, in 2016.
He worked six years at Hyatt hotels and resorts.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus on Tourism/Hotel and Restaurant Management, Fachhochschule Munich, Germany; apprenticeship in Hotel Management, Lindner’s Parkhotel Oberstaufen, Germany; seminars in Psychology, Art History and History of the 20th Century, Fachhochschule Munich, Germany