Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts appoints Richard Friedman to its board of directors

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced the appointment of local real estate developer Richard (Dick) Friedman to the company’s board of directors.

Friedman, president and chief operating officer of the local real estate development firm Carpenter & Company, has been developing hotels and mixed-use projects since the early 1970s.

His projects include the Liberty Hotel in Boston, Charles Square and Charles Hotel, the Brookline Marriott Courtyard, and the Hyatt hotel in Cambridge.

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In a statement, Friedman said: ‘‘Four Seasons is an iconic brand—a global leader and innovator in luxury hospitality. I look forward to working with the board and executive leadership team to extend this leadership position and realize new opportunities.’’