Regional VP and general manager Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, Rami Z. Sayess


Rami Z. Sayess has been appointed the regional vice president and general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay.

Sayess takes over from Richard Raab, who has transferred to Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg as general manager.

Sayess has a proven track record in the hospitality industry, specifically with Four Seasons over the past 15 years. He will be based in Bahrain with regional responsibilities overseeing several Four Seasons hotels and resorts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa region.


He leaves Four Seasons Hotel Beirut following a successful five-year stint, which he describes as ‘very unusual to say the least’.

“[We witnessed witnessed] record results since the hotel’s opening thanks to Lebanon’s stability during the years 2016-2019 and the outstanding performance by my amazing team, all of which was followed by an incredibly challenging 2020.

“My time in Beirut has been rewarding, both personally and professionally, having worked with an extraordinary group of professionals and an extremely supportive owner,” he added.

Enthusing in his new challenge, Sayess said: “Bahrain is renowned for its amazing hospitality, friendly people and Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay is an icon by itself. Located on its own private island, the hotel has become a popular choice for local vacationers and international travellers alike.

“I look forward to returning to Bahrain with my wife Mary and daughter Lara where we have fond memories from a previous assignment and which was the birthplace of our second son Mazen, who is currently pursuing his higher education,” he concluded.