The Canadian native joined the company in 2002 as Communications Manager for Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. His career took him to Toronto and then England where he spent six years at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, working his way up from Assistant Front Office Manager to Rooms Director, before moving with his family to Langkawi in 2012.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Sean said he "could not be happier about moving to Bali", where he is looking forward to exploring the island's diverse landscapes and indulging his love for the beach, golf and great outdoors – when he is not on official duty. "After 13 years with Four Seasons, this is a dream role for me," said Sean. "Sayan's recent renovation is evident in the quality and comfort of the resort's physical being, but it goes beyond that. Sayan has a very special energy, a spirituality and sense of balance that embraces you as soon as you walk across the bridge to the lobby, to be blessed with holy water and welcomed so warmly in the traditional way. It is a cultural immersion that must be experienced to really understand, but I became enraptured as soon as I visited the resort and I can understand why so many guests come back year after year to rebalance and unwind."
Sayan's 60 fully-renovated suites and villas are nestled in a lush valley between two rivers in Bali's central highlands, near the cultural and artistic capital of Ubud. The resort's iconic sustainable architecture has been further highlighted by the recent launch of its newest wellbeing space, the Dharma Shanti Yoga Bale. Built entirely of bamboo and offering a dynamic program of meditation, life talks and yoga – including Bali’s first introduction to AntiGravity® Yoga – the Bale is also a sanctuary for private classes and quiet introspection, with views across rice terraces to the sacred Ayung River.
As Resort Manager, Sean will oversee the entire guest experience and report to Uday Rao, his predecessor who was recently promoted to General Manager of the two Four Seasons Resorts Bali, at Sayan and Jimbaran Bay.