Four Seasons veteran Vikram Reddy has recently taken over as the General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai from his previous position as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta.
A native of the City of Pearls Hyderabad, he has not one but two undergraduate degrees, the first in Accounting and Economics from the Osmania University in Hyderabad, and the second in Business Administration from California State University in Long Beach.
While still in college, Vikram worked part-time in a hotel in Anaheim, California. Before long, he knew it was the only industry he wanted to be in. He recalls, “The wide range of experiences and combination of skills needed made every day exciting.”
He also found that the art of hospitality was already in his blood: “I learned from my mother the art of graciousness towards guests at home, and the hotel business is just a continuation of this.”
At the start of his career, Vikram worked for three small California hotel companies as financial controller, following which he joined Four Seasons in Bali as the Director of Finance in 1993. Vikram then spent four years at the brand’s Jimbaran Bay resorti property before transferring to Four Seasons Hotel Singapore as Area Director of Finance in 1997, overseeing the hotels in Bali and the Maldives. Soon, he was encouraged to move into Operations and give his career a different dimension, going on to serve as Director of Rooms at Four SeasonsHotel Singapore and then Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia until 2004. In 2004, he returned to Asia as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta, where he and his family resided for the past 11 years.
Vikram takes great pride in his work and is entirely focused on success. “I expect to maintain the highest standards both in myself and my staff,” he says. He is excited and enthused about working with and leading the dynamic, highly motivated team at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai in what he terms as a “competitive market with increased guest expectations and growth of an international hospitality environment that is driving us to deliver exceptional levels of service.”
A fitness enthusiast who starts his day with an intense hour at the gym, Vikram is also keen on travelling around India and exploring the motherland with his wife.