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Jacques Lavergne Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing
for The Fairmont Winnipeg in Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 20, 2009 - Ms.Indu Brar, General Manager, The Fairmont Winnipeg, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacques Lavergne as Director of Sales and Marketing for The Fairmont Winnipeg hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  
 
Mr. Lavergne brings 10 years of knowledge and expertise in the hospitality industry to his new position at The Fairmont Winnipeg. Jacques, orginally from Winnipeg, began his career with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in 1999 in Food & Beverage at The Fairmont Winnipeg.  In July 2001, Jacques was appointed Sales Representative and held that position until 2002 when he was promoted to Sales Manager overseeing the government, pharmaceutical, SMERF and entertainment markets.  In 2005, Jacques transferred to The Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver as Sales Manager, responsible for the corporate and incentive groups.  In 2007, Jacques transferred to The Fairmont Palliser in Calgary in his most recent position as Director of Group Sales. 
 
“I am excited to return to The Fairmont Winnipeg.  The dedication of both the staff and management team strongly reflect the Fairmont mission of turning moments into memories for our guests.  The opportunity to return to this great city was one I could not turndown. There is a great deal of exciting initiatives taking place in the city both from a cultural and business level,” says Lavergne.
 
Jacques has completed a Business Administration Diploma from Red River College in Winnipeg and is a member of the Canadian Society of Associate Executives (CSAE).  Jacques has been the recipient of various Fairmont awards, such as Leader of the Year at The Fairmont Winnipeg in 2004 and The Fairmont President’s Circle award in 2005.
 
Jacques Lavergne takes on the role of former Director of Sales and Marketing, Jim McEachern, who has moved to The Fairmont Heliopolis and Fairmont Towers Heliopolis of Cairo, Egypt in the role of Director of Sales and Marketing.
 
A leader in the global hospitality industry, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is an extraordinary collection of luxury hotels, which includes iconic landmarks like Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City, Fairmont The Norfolk, Nairobi and London's The Savoy, reopening in 2009. 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 56 distinctive hotels, with plans to develop over 25 new properties in the coming years in destinations as diverse as Shanghai, Morocco and Anguilla.

Fairmont is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 91 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages 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:
 
Melanie Coates
Regional Director of Public Relations
The Fairmont Winnipeg
 Ph:416-860-4556/ Fax: 416-368-8817
melanie.coates@fairmont.com
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Also See: Fairmont Enhances Environmental Kitchen Operations that Lessen the Brand’s Footprint on the Planet / November 2007
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