EXPERIENCE

MEET THE STAFF

As the number one hotel company in the world, Four Seasons has built its reputation by providing incredible customer service and quality experiences for each of their guests and homeowners. These are the people who have built that reputation from day one and have made the Denver Four Seasons home for hundreds of proud owners.

 

THIERRY

General Manager

 

SIMON

Head Chef

 

JOHN

Director of Residence

 

THIERRY | General Manager

A self-proclaimed hotel brat, Thierry’s had his fair share of travels. By the time he turned 20, he’d made his bed in more countries than the average travel agent will visit in a lifetime. His father, an International Executive for Bata Shoes, kept the family on the move and exposed Thierry to both the comforts and discomforts of hotel living. Growing up, Thierry would keep busy learning languages, racing motorcycles, and wandering into the staff-only parts of hotels. We sat down to talk with a man who’s bartended for the Rolling Stones, upstaged Britney and Justin on a Caribbean wharf and narrowly escaped a coup d’etat in Jakarta.

SIMON | Head Chef

You could say Simon’s passion for cooking started in Arcachon, France, where his family vacationed during the summer. But Simon’s story also has a lot to do with the stories of his two grandfathers. Both veterans of war, they spoke of travel, triumph and the one thing that kept them going: sweets. Simon revelled in the idea of travelling abroad and experiencing life on the other side of the ocean. And travel he did. Studying in Scotland quickly turned to mushroom foraging in Canada, then sous-chefing in Berlin, starting up a jungle-side resort in Bali, Indonesia and everything in between. We talk to Simon Purvis about his extraordinary travels and what it took to finally bring him to Denver.

JOHN | Director of Residences

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, John spent the better part of his childhood in Connemara, where his family frequented Rosleague Manor, a small Victorian-style hotel where John would perform the occasional egg-run. A teenage crush led him to pursue an education in hospitality which eventually led to breakfast with Dan Marino, room service for Michael Jackson, and a brush with Bill Clinton and his secret service. We sat down with John to connect the dots from small-time staffer to Director of Residences, Four Seasons Denver.