Bernand, who served previously at the Georgetown hotel for six years.

“Returning to DC is like coming home. All of the best memories I have with the company are here in Washington. From attending to high-profile clientele to working with loyal staff, each aspect of the operation made a difference in my decision to return to this iconic hotel,” says Bernand.

A native of Roanne, France, Bernand’s hospitality vocation began at his family’s bakery, which his grandfather founded. He later pursued front-of-the house positions in restaurants across France before starting his hotel profession at a five-star international hotel in Luxembourg. He then joined Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in 1999 as Assistant Manager and Sommelier at Café on the Green at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. His career with Four Seasons includes professional successes as Resort Manager in Scottsdale, Arizona and the promotion to General Manager at Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Fluent in English, French and Spanish, Bernand is a certified sommelier who looks forward to rediscovering DC’s evolving restaurant scene. He is also an outdoorsman and an avid runner participating in numerous marathon and triathlons. Bernand is thrilled to once again run among the city’s historic monuments while serving as a tour guide to the Hotel’s guests who join him for Run My City, a complimentary three- to six-mile run every Tuesday at 6:30 am.