Fairmont Empress appoints general manager

Fairmont Empress appoints general manager

Dan McGowan

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 working within the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brand.

Prior to this, McGowan held leadership roles at Fairmont properties throughout North America. These include Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Dallas and Fairmont Palliser.

Jens Moesker, regional vice president and general manager, Fairmont Pacific Rim, said: “Fairmont Empress is a long-standing icon of historic celebrations and timeless luxury for the Vancouver Island community. We are so thrilled to welcome Dan to the team, as his extensive knowledge and experience leading prominent historic Fairmont properties across North America will be instrumental in continuing to provide Victoria visitors and locals alike with unforgettable moments and experiences.”

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has a worldwide portfolio of more than 80 hotels, including The Plaza in New York City, Fairmont San Francisco, The Savoy in London and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai. 

Fairmont is part of Accor, which has more than 5,000 properties and 10,000 F&B venues across 110 countries.

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