Senior Vice President, Design and Innovation, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Isabel Pintado’s mandate as Senior Vice President, Design and Innovation at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is to continue to evolve the brand’s design vision and aesthetic across its growing global portfolio of hotels, resorts, and residences. In this newly created role, she works in partnership with the Senior Vice President, Architectural Design & Construction, and reports directly to the President, Global Operations.
Working closely with each property’s owners, design consultants and on-site teams, she oversees new builds, conversions, and enhancement projects. In addition, she is engaging in multi-disciplinary collaboration with other Four Seasons teams with a focus on enhancing the guest experience in strategic operational areas including guest rooms, food and beverage outlets, spas, the brand’s Kids For All Seasons program, and expanding retail offerings. A particular area of interest is the integration of wellness programming into all areas of hotel operations.
In addition to working with the world’s leading visionaries in the design space, including forging new relationships with designers on behalf of the brand, Isabel seeks inspiration beyond the usual creative resources. Grounded in the belief that great design goes beyond the visual and tactile, she takes a critical eye to the flow and function of spaces, encompassing how they work and, for guests, residents, and employees, how they feel.
Prior to joining Four Seasons in early 2021, Isabel lead several top design studios around the world. In 2020, Design Middle East magazine placed Isabel in the #1 position on its annual Creative 30 Power List.
Previously, she accumulated more than 26 years of experience working in the design industry, with
studies at INSEAD, Stanford University and the University of Wales.
Fluent in both English and Spanish, Isabel is currently based in Dubai, with plans to relocate to the company’s corporate office in Toronto in future.