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Austin Watkins has been appointed director of marketing for the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, which completed a full renovation earlier this year. In his new position, Watkins will oversee the sales, marketing, public relations, catering and revenue management divisions. Watkins has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including more than seven years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, spanning several major cities throughout North America and Hawaii. Most recently, he spent 3½ years at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, where he contributed to the sales and marketing team, garnering several prestigious awards and accolades. Watkins also served as director of sales for Four Seasons Resort Whistler and joined Four Seasons at its former Newport Beach property in 2003.