(07 Jan 2022) Four Seasons has appointed Martin Cody as Senior General Manager, overseeing the operations of Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg and Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania.
Hailing from Kilkenny in Ireland, Martin studied at Shannon College and the National University of Ireland.
He began his professional career in 2001 at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane and since then has worked with the company in other exotic destinations including Maldives, Hawaii and Malaysia.
In 2016, Martin was named General Manager of Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, managing the operations of the 77-room luxury lodge. Three years later, he was appointed GM of the former Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai in China.
No stranger to adventure, Martin is ready to take advantage of his new base and immerse himself in everything that South Africa has to offer.
“I learned to dive and explore the Indian Ocean when working in the Maldives,” Martin said. “Tanzania then allowed me the opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro (twice), Mount Meru and, after a bit of convincing, Machu Picchu in Peru. I am looking forward to having a Big Five encounter in South Africa and see how it compares to Tanzania. I also want to explore the coastline and vineyards in and around Cape Town.”