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Christof Luedi Maintains Title of Regional Vice-President
and Takes on Role of General Manager for
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii


Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, September, 2010 – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Christof Luedi, Regional Vice President, Hawaii to the position of General Manager at The Fairmont Orchid.  Mr. Luedi’s previous post was at The Fairmont Kea Lani on the island of Maui where he held the positions of General Manager since 2001 and Regional Vice President, Hawaii since 2005.

Luedi has more than 20 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry across the United States.  An avid waterman with a passion for outrigger canoe paddling, Mr. Luedi will feel right at home on the Island of Hawaii.  In 2003, Mr. Luedi together with local Maui community leader Kimokeo Kapahulehua, envisioned traveling the entire Hawaiian archipelago in a traditional six-person Hawaiian outrigger canoe, beginning on the Island of Hawaii.  This dream became a reality in July of 2008 when the paddlers completed their final leg which marked the completion of a six-year, 1,650 mile archipelago journey.
 
“The wonderful people of Maui and The Fairmont Kea Lani were instrumental in my apprenticeship in becoming a ‘Kamaaina’ (local) and I look forward to expanding my knowledge of the Hawaiian culture here on the Island of Hawaii and sharing it with our employees and guests alike.”
 
About The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii on the Big Island is a AAA Four Diamond luxury destination resort on 32 oceanfront acres offering 538 guestrooms on the island’s northwestern coast.  Facilities and services include the Hawaiian-inspired Spa Without Walls with 10 waterfall hale (hut) and 5 oceanside cabanas, authentically local daily beach and cultural activities, golf, tennis and water sports, year-round children’s program, six delectable restaurants and expansive indoor and outdoor meeting facilities all surrounded by service with Aloha.
 
About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
With over 60 distinctive hotels, including the iconic Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is an unrivalled collection of properties located in some of the world’s most coveted destinations. Known for its warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences, this global hospitality brand features classic hotels that imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication and social importance and are often considered destinations in their own right. Fairmont is also committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 95 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, 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:

Jaisy Jardine, Director of Public Relations
T. 808/887-7548 F: 808/885-8886
E: Jaisy.Jardine@Fairmont.com

Also See: Ian Pullan is New General Manager at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii / May 2005

Randy Parker Is New Director of Sales and Marketing at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii / November 2004

Kea Lani Resort in Wailea Re-flagged as The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui; Fairmont’s First Resort in the Pacific / June 2001

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc. Complets Acquisition of The Orchid at Mauna Lani $140 million; Reflagged The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii / Dec 2002


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