Ins & Outs: Four Seasons GM David Bernand Departing


David Bernand, general manager of the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown for six years, will leave D.C. this Thursday, March 25, for a Four Seasons in Texas. This was Bernand’s second stint at the Four Seasons in the nation’s capital, located at 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The popular hotelier penned a farewell letter last week to colleagues and friends.

“It is with mixed emotions that I share with you that I have been appointed as Regional Vice President and General Manager, Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. Consequently, my last day at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC will be March 25, 2021,” he wrote.

“In 2003, I arrived for the first time at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC and between 2003 and 2009 I had the chance to serve as F&B Director and then Hotel Manager. When I had the opportunity to return in 2015 as General Manager, I was thrilled to rejoin some of the most talented and dedicated employees in the company. The past six years have been full of amazing experiences with many accomplishments but what I am proudest of is the feeling of family and connectivity among the team and our customers.

“I would like to thank you for every experience shared and friendship made. I appreciate all the support you have extended to me and the team through the good times and more importantly the tough times. It has brought me so much joy to be part of this community and I will never forget the outpouring of support you showed us when the global pandemic changed our way of life and devastated the hospitality industry.

“I will miss many things about our Four Seasons family in D.C., especially our community events such as Race to Beat Cancer, Light up the Season and Thanksgiving on the Mayflower. D.C. will always hold a very special place for me in my heart. It is here that my sons, Jules, Antoine-Jacques and Auguste have grown up and where I have created a home in every sense of the word with my wife, Marion.

“A new challenge awaits me and my family in Dallas but I do hope that we will keep in touch. Thank you for being such a special part of our Four Seasons family. I truly believe it is ‘A bientôt’ and not, ‘Adieu.’ “

In: Brow Bar on M

The microblading clinic and brow bar moved to 2918 M St. NW, a few doors from its original spot around the corner. All services are by appointment only, and all appointments must be booked online no less than 24 hours in advance. Services include microblading of brows, powder brow and shading, permanent eyeliner, microneedleing, medical tattooing and scar camouflage.

In: European Market on MacArthur

European Market Kitchen & Cafe has opened at 4418 MacArthur Boulevard NW in the space which housed Kristina’s Cafe. Owner Daniel Rossi, who worked at Cafe Milano, is serving homemade Neopolitan pizza to start, with more items added over the next week — like grilled Mediterranean branzino with a baguette. There are wines along with Italian grocery items. Don’t forget the excellent Illy coffee.

Out: Kiehl’s on M

Kiehl’s, the high-end retailer of  skin, hair and body care products that began in 1851 in New York, has closed its Georgetown shop at 3110 M St. NW. The Georgetowner recalls better days for the location at Canal Square in 2012, when motorcycling chefs and actors parked in front of the store for an AIDS benefit.

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