A keen sailor who is no stranger to life on secluded islands, Edward Linsley has circled the globe, touching down on all seven continents, including a recent trip to Antarctica. Now, as he prepares to open the new Four SeasonsResort Seychelles at Desroches Island, he's focussing on getting to know this remote paradise, and looking forward to introducing guests to its unique charms.
"Ed is not only passionate about the hospitality industry, but also has the ability to inspire and takes a genuine interest in the communities where he works, connect with people and work towards common goals for the location and the business," notes Simon Casson, President, Hotel Operations - Europe, Middle East and Africa. "We are delighted to welcome Ed back to the Four Seasons family."
Ed originally joined Four Seasons in 1990, and quickly made his mark in progressive management positions in both urban hotels and island resorts over a period of 21 years – notably in Nevis, Hawaii and Bali. Time away from the company included general manager positions in Bali and The Nam Hai in Vietnam (which is now a Four Seasonsresort), and most recently, he was managing director at Rosewood Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands.
A lover of fine wines, Ed looks forward to adding local pieces to his art collection and exploring the islands and waters of his new home in Seychelles.
Anticipated to open in early 2018, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island will offer exclusive access to world-class adventure and rejuvenation in a secluded island paradise. Lush tropical forest surrounds white sand beaches and clear waters ideal for diving and fishing, while rustic luxury-style pool villas and residences offer relaxing respite with every modern convenience. An organic spa, an onsite tortoise sanctuary and abundant wildlife offer myriad opportunities to engage and reconnect.
The new resort joins sister property Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, as well as Four Seasons Indian Ocean island experiences in Mauritius and the Maldives.
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