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The World Is My Oyster Tom Roelens
Tom Roelens, general manager, Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bio for Tom Roelens

As general manager of Four Seasons Hotel and Residences in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tom Roelens is heading up the pre-opening team of the property, part of a 65-story mixed-use tower that will include Four Seasons Private Residences, serviced apartments, a Four Seasons Hotel and a five-floor luxury retail podium, collectively known as Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur.

Born and raised in Flanders, Belgium, Roelens began his career in fine-dining restaurants in Belgium and France at a very young age. He has since held senior leadership roles in the luxury hospitality industry in North America, Asia Pacific, Indian Ocean, the Middle East and Europe. He has been with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for over 17 years, at The Regent Jakarta, Indonesia; in Newport Beach, California; at Four Seasons Resorts Maldives; and on the private island of Lana'i, Hawaii.

A hotel school graduate with a postgraduate degree in public relations and media management, Roelens also studied financial and strategic management, asset management and hotel real estate investments at Cornell University.