(14/12/22)  The Four Seasons Hotel Seoul has appointed Marco Riva as Director of Food & Beverage.

With more than 30 years of hospitality industry experience, Marco will oversee all food and beverage operations at the luxury hotel.

Marco Riva. Click to enlarge.

Marco Riva

Marco joins the hotel in South Korea from the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi in Japan where he held the same position.

Marco started his career as a chef in 1990, working for a number of luxury hotels and restaurants around the world, including his homeland of Italy, the United States, Japan, China, Thailand and Indonesia.

While working mainly in the kitchen for more than a decade, he realized the importance of management and obtained formal certification in various fields of F&B management with e-Cornell University.

Marco first joined Four Seasons in 2016 as Executive Chef of Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta. Since then, he has expanded his experience in Asia working for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Osaka; Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok; and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Pudong-Shanghai.

In 2019, he returned to work for Four Seasons joining the opening team of Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi. As the Executive Chef, he led the hotel’s restaurants and bars during the difficult times caused by COVID19 and was rewarded for his hard work in 2021 when he was named Director of F&B.

“To achieve greatness, you need a solid base,” said Marco. “I will use all my experience and ability to make sure that our entire team works at the highest level in their respective positions, including cooking, service and management. I believe this will lead to the amazing service that Four Seasons delivers to guests all around the world, every day.”

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