Fans of the D.C. hotel may be saying bonjour to a familiar face, however, as Burghartz’s replacement is David Bernand, who served as the Washington hotel’s director of food and beverage and hotel manager a few years ago. He will take the helm at Four Seasons Georgetown sometime in March.
Bernand comes back to D.C. from the Four Seasons Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he has worked since 2011. The France native will oversee a $13 million rooms renovation at the Four Seasons Georgetown which is expected to begin this summer.
As for Burghartz, this will be his first role managing a resort for Four Seasons. He’ll take over at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, a 431-room property that includes two golf courses, event space for 650 and a sports and spa facility about to undergo a $3.5 million renovation.
Burghartz, who the WBJ profiled in 2013, must have a thing for Texas: He came from a Four Seasons property in Houston when he joined the Georgetown hotel in 2013. Or maybe this particularly brutal D.C. winter has gotten to him.