Fairmont San Francisco names operations director
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Fairmont San Francisco names operations director

US: General manager at Fairmont San Francisco Markus Treppenhaur has announced the appointment of Kimberly Straube as the hotel’s director of operations. Straube brings more than a decade of experience to her role, beginning as executive chef at Winding Hills Golf Course and Restaurant in New York.  Since then, she

Fairmont Empress appoints general manager
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Fairmont Empress appoints general manager

Canada: Dan McGowan has been named as general manager of the 464-room Fairmont Empress in Victoria, British Columbia. McGowan will lead the operations, performance and strategic direction of Fairmont Empress. He joined from the recent role of general manager at Fairmont San Jose and brings over 25 years of experience

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Fairmont San Francisco appoints general manager

US: Markus Treppenhaeur has been named as the general manager of Fairmont’s flagship property in San Francisco. Treppenhaeur joined Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in 2007, as director of operations at Fairmont Orchid, Kohala Coast, Hawaii. Following, he was promoted to hotel manager at Fairmont Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada, and accepted

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Fairmont announces global partnership with Montreux Jazz Festival

Worldwide: After a successful European pilot, the partnership will see a number of music programs and activations launching at 13 international Fairmont properties. The Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, in the heart of Switzerland, hosts the annual Montreux Jazz Festival (MJF) across two weeks in July. The hotel welcomes artists, festival-goers

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Accor and Arora to oversee redevelopment of third UK Fairmont hotel

UK: Once complete, the property will become the Fairmont Windsor Park and is set to open in the latter half of 2020. Housed in the former Savill Court Hotel and Spa, the 200-bed property will include a Royal Suite that has its own private access to an exclusive section of

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Fairmont Dallas opens kosher kitchen

US: Fairmont Dallas will host members of the Dallas Jewish Community for a celebration and official ribbon cutting of their new fully dedicated on-site kosher kitchen. Chad Mendelman, director of catering & conference services at Fairmont Dallas on Akard Street, will detail the hotel’s addition of Kosher catering to its

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Fairmont opens its first hotel in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has opened its first hotel in Riyadh. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand within the AccorHotels network, marks its debut in the capital city of Saudi Arabia with the opening of the 298-room Fairmont Riyadh. Salama Bin Saedan, owner’s representative, said: “It is