Didier Picquot was named to the position of General Manager of The Pierre, Four Seasons’ landmark hotel on Fifth Avenue, in April 1999. In this capacity, Mr. Picquot is responsible for the overall operations of the 202-room property, which is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading hotels. Didier Picquot brings to his position a wealth of experience gained from nearly thirty years in the hotel industry in Asia, Europe and North America. Mr. Picquot began his career in 1970 with Hilton Hotels, first in Hong Kong in the Management Training Program, followed by the position of Food & Beverage Director at the Taiwan Hilton and the Hyatt Singapore.
His North American experience includes Executive Assistant Manager at the Hyatt Montreal and General Manager at the Hotel Plaza de Ia Chaudiere in Ottawa. In 1986, Mr. Picquot joined Four Seasons Hotels as Manager of the Four Seasons Montreal, leaving in 1989 to assume the General Manager role at the Hotel Ritz in Paris.
In 1990, Mr. Picquot returned to Asia as opening General Manager of the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong. His most immediate position prior to his appointment to The Pierre was Vice-President of Operations with Peninsula Hotels.
Born in Paris, he spent much of his youth in Indochina and Saigon, returning to France to receive his Baccalaureate in Philosophy at the Royal Military School in Soreze, France and a degree in Political Science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. Mr. Picquot is married and has two children.