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Fairmont Names Kevin Frid to Senior Vice President
Operations for North America
TORONTO, November 9, 2006 - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Frid to Senior Vice President Operations for North America. Based out of Fairmont’s corporate headquarters in Toronto, Frid, who most recently held the position of Regional Vice President, U.S. Central Region & General Manager, The Fairmont Chicago, will be responsible for the direction and overall performance of Fairmont’s hotel operations in North America.

“Kevin has an extensive hospitality background and will be a great addition to our senior management team,” said Chris Cahill, Fairmont’s President & C.O.O. “I look forward to working alongside him as we continue to grow our business in North America with many of our key strategic partners.”

A familiar face at Fairmont, Frid first joined the company at sister brand Delta Hotels in 1982.  During his tenure, he held the General Manager's position at several Delta properties across Canada until in 1993 when he was promoted to Regional Vice President & General Manager, Delta Ottawa.  In 1997 he was subsequently chosen to oversee the day-to-day operations for the first-class hotel company as the brand’s Vice President Operations. 

Frid holds an M.B.A. from Queens University, as well as a B.A. in Hospitality & Tourism Management from Ryerson University.

Featuring a collection of fabled castles, secluded lodges, storied meeting places and modern retreats, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts opens the doors to some of the world's most celebrated addresses. With locations throughout ten countries, our 50 distinctive hotels - including The Fairmont San Francisco, The Fairmont Banff Springs and London's Savoy - promise travelers rich experiences and lasting memories in unparalleled settings. Committed to growing its portfolio of world-class hotels, Fairmont will soon reflag four hotels in Kenya and anticipates the 2007 re-opening of New York's famed Plaza Hotel.  Future Fairmont Hotels & Resorts also include locations in Cairo, Turks & Caicos, Abu Dhabi and Dubai's Palm Island.  Fairmont Raffles Holdings International owns and operates over 120 hotels worldwide under the Fairmont, Raffles, Swissôtel and Delta brands.  For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.

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Contact:

Mike Taylor
Manager, Public Relations
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
P: 416.874.2457
100 Wellington, St. W., Suite 1600
Toronto, ON, M5K 1B7
www.fairmont.com

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