Yvette Thomas-Henry, never imagined she’d end up in the hospitality industry, much less become the general manager of one of the most venerated hotels in the world.
Thomas-Henry will be responsible for the operations at Four Seasons Resort Nevis, a AAA Five Diamond resort, Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, a AAA Four Diamond hotel, and will continue leading the team at Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta, a AAA Five-Diamond hotel. Thomas-Henry is the first black female general manager to serve at a Four Seasons hotel.
Mrs. Thomas-Henry was born on the island of St. Thomas and raised on St. Croix, in the United States Virgin Islands. Thomas-Henry, 48, first attended college in Ohio before transferring to Pace University in New York City. She holds a bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology and a master’s degree in administration for human service from Audrey Cohen College, New York.
Thomas-Henry arrived in Atlanta shortly after the opening of Bar Margot, taking the reins of a reinvigorated Hotel operation that included not just new dining, but a new partnership with Porsche and a newly redesigned Penthouse Ballroom on the 50th floor with stunning views across the city. She brings personal enthusiasm for click-heeled hospitality to her first turn as GM, and she’s not shy about expecting the same. “We have a job to do and we spend a lot of time doing it, so it needs to be done with passion,” she says. “I’m not a micromanager. I believe in trusting people, allowing them to find their own path, and giving them what they require to do their job well.”
In June 2018, Thomas-Henry was the recipient of the Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation: Captains of Industry Award.
Congrats to Mrs. Thomas-Henry on her new position.