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Fairmont Appoints Three Executives to Key Overseas Posts

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TORONTO, March 31, 2008 Ė In response to recent development activity and the addition of several new international destinations, Fairmont is pleased to announce several key appointments.  Taking on new roles within the company are:
  • Steven Jones, vice president, design & construction, Middle East & Africa, 
  • Paul Nelson, regional director, brand marketing, Europe, Africa & Middle East, and 
  • Trudy Moreno, director, sales & marketing, Fairmont Beijing. 
The moves provide additional support, leadership and expertise to Fairmont Hotels & Resorts operations overseas.

With several development projects underway in the Middle East and Africa, Steven Jones will be responsible for upholding Fairmontís design and construction standards, as well as overseeing major capital investment projects within the region.  Working alongside various internal functional groups, Jones will also oversee the day to day activity of all design and construction initiatives in the region, ensuring all are on budget, competitive, and executed in a timely fashion. Jones most recently held the position of vice president, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Middle East & Africa and brings over 16 years of design experience to his new role. 

Paul Nelsonís recent appointment will see him responsible for the development of Fairmontís marketing communication plans in Europe, Africa & Middle East.  As part of this newly minted role, Nelson will also be responsible for brand management and leveraging the Fairmont brand in all elements and aspects of the companyís operations overseas.  Most recently, Nelson held the position of global marketing manager, Europe, Africa & Middle East at American Express.

Another new addition to Fairmont is Trudy Moreno, who brings over 24 years of experience to the Fairmont Beijing.  In her new role, Moreno will be responsible for implementing an aggressive marketing plan at Fairmontís flagship hotel in China, the Fairmont Beijing, which is expected to open later this year.  She will also guide the media planning and spending for the hotel, while also overseeing the management of property specific marketing collateral.  Moreno joins Fairmont from the Intercontinental, Doha Qatar where she served as director of marketing and sales. 

A leader in the global hospitality industry, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is an extraordinary collection of luxury hotels which includes iconic landmarks like The Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Monte Carlo and New York's The Plaza. Fairmont hotels are one-of-a-kind properties where sophisticated travelers can discover culturally rich experiences that are authentic to the destination. Situated in some of the most exclusive and pristine areas in the world, Fairmont is committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont's portfolio includes 55 distinctive hotels, with plans to develop over 20 new properties in the coming years in destinations as diverse as Beijing, Abu Dhabi and South Africa.
 
Fairmont is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with over 85 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also owns Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.

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Contact:

Mike Taylor
Public Relations
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
P: 416.874.2457
www.fairmont.com
 

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Also See: Fairmont Appoints Thomas Klein Regional Vice President, California And General Manager Fairmont San Francisco / February 2008
Nicholas Emery and Jennifer Harding Appointed to General Manager Positions with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts / December 2007
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