Stephen Lewis has spent 41 years in the Hospitality Industry most recently as Four Seasons Hotel Sydney General Manager.
Mr Lewis joined the former Regent Sydney when it opened in 1981 as the number one employee and has spent almost 30 years working with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts - 16 of those as the second ever General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.
“This is an industry I have always been passionate about, it’s been my life and I have loved every stage of my Hospitality career which started as a bellman at a Melbourne Travelodge in 1969".
An industry icon, Mr Lewis has been heavily involved in supporting and encouraging the growth of education and training within the Australian Hospitality industry, having served on the Blue Mountains Hotel School Advisory Board for the past 13 years including a ten year period as Chairman. He also serves on the Australian Hotels Association (NSW) Accommodation Division Board as Deputy Chairman and most recently on the board of Tourism New South Wales.
In 2008, he received an Honorary Professorship from the Swiss-based Orion Hotel Schools group in recognition of the significant contribution he has made to the hospitality and tourism industry.
In recognition of his valuable contribution to the Hospitality industry, Mr Lewis was officially inducted into the prestigious HM Awards Hall of Fame at last Friday’s awards ceremony at Doltone House.
Mr Lewis is only the third General Manager of an Australian Hotel to become an inductee to the HM Awards Hall of Fame.