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 held positions at The St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco, the Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel, The US Grant, A Luxury Collection Hotel, and the Palace Hotel.
Speaking about Straube’s appointment, Treppenhauer said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Ms. Straube to Fairmont San Francisco. Her years of focused experience in the hospitality industry, proven track record at several prestigious hotels and recognised leadership abilities are great contributions. I am confident that Kimberly will help guide the iconic San Francisco landmark to new heights of luxury and guest satisfaction.”
Fairmont San Francisco announced Treppenhauer as general manager in September 2020 when the hotel reopened. At the time, only certain facilities were able to operate albeit at reduced capacity.