2008 – Stan Bromley

Four Seasons Hotel

For over forty years, Stan Bromley has raised the level of service and perception of our industry with the impresario flair of Elivs and an attention to detail that rivals Martha Stewart.

From his early beginnings at the age of fourteen, at his aunt and uncle’s hotel at Lake Placid, New York to his graduation from the Ecole Hoteliere in Lausanne, Switzerland, Stan’s extensive career and professional achievements have consistently reflected a relentless pursuit of unparalleled customer service and exacting attention to detail. He has worked with Hilton Hotels, Sonesta International Hotels, the Stanford Court Hotel, Hyatt Hotels, and, for the last twenty-five years, with Four Seasons.

Stan’s steadfast dedication to the hotel industry, his reputation for anticipating unspoken needs of hotel guests, and his contributions to the success of many young managers are legendary. Recognized industry-wide as a leader and teacher, Stan was honored with Hotels’ 2002 Hotelier of the World award, the International Food Manufacturers Association’s Silver Plate Award, the Lodging Industry’s Ivy Award, and Silver Spoon Award from Food Arts magazine. He has actively participated in many academic programs that included roles as teacher, lecturer and board member at the hotel schools of University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Cornell University, Penn State University, and the Hospitality Program at the University of San Francisco.

Stan has now redefined the word “retirement” as he pursues his passion of finding the right life-work balance while practicing the “art of innkeeping” as advisor to both ownership and senior management at Meadowood Napa Valley. Stan and his wife, Julia, have been married for 34 years and live in San Francisco. Their oldest son, Marc, is the Assistant Food and Beverage Director at the Four Seasons Chicago and the Bromley’s youngest son, Jordan, is a music industry attorney at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Los Angeles.