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Rick Corcoran Becomes General Manager of the
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in California

SAN FRANCISCO – Rick Corcoran brings over two decades of hospitality leadership to his new position as General Manager of the Wine Country flagship resort, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa.

Most recently Corcoran served as Hotel Manager/Acting General Manager at sister property, the Fairmont Vancouver.  During his tenure in Vancouver, Rick mentored and inspired 500 colleagues, supervisors and managers to sell over 160,000 bedrooms and serve over 600,000 meals per year. After hosting the 2010 Winter Olympic games, he held posts as Acting General Manager (June 2010 to August 2010) at The Fairmont Dubai and The Fairmont Battery Wharf (August 2011). Having operated premier hotels around the world, Corcoran brings keen insight into the services and amenities most prized by the discerning global traveler.

Tom Klein, Regional Vice President & General Manager of the Fairmont San Francisco shares, “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Mr. Corcoran back to Northern California.  His 20+ years of experience in the hospitality industry, proven track record at several prestigious Fairmont properties, and recognized leadership abilities are great contributions.  I am confident that Rick will guide the iconic resort to new heights of luxury and guest satisfaction.”

He has held Director of Food and Beverage positions of increasing responsibility at The Fairmont Manoir Richelieu, La Malbaie, Charlevoix, Quebec, (1999-2002), The Fairmont Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec (2002-2004) and The Fairmont San Francisco (2004-2007).  Earlier stints include several food and beverage managerial posts with the company.

After obtaining a degree from Institut du Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Quebec, Corcoran accepted his first position with Fairmont with the culinary department at The Fairmont Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec.

He is a member of La Chaine des Rotisseurs and Meeting Planners International.  A true oenophile, Wine Country will be a perfect home.  In his free time, Rick enjoys collecting vintage guitars, playing drums and running marathons.

ABOUT THE FAIRMONT SONOMA MISSION INN & SPA
For over 85 years the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa has catered to discriminating travelers and has given prestige to the Sonoma Valley.  Known for casually elegant accommodations, sensational cuisine, healing thermal mineral waters, luxurious spa treatments, and world-class golf - the Inn will soon unveil 30 newly renovated signature Mission Suites along with a new premier Winemaker Suite, aptly titled the “Jack London.”  From the moment guests arrive they will find themselves immersed in the grace befitting one of Northern California’s finest resorts. Building on the Inn’s historic legacy inspired the design plan- the new suites will respect the Inn’s mission style architecture, successfully capturing the essence and beauty of Wine Country.  The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, is located 40 miles north of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge in the heart of the Sonoma Valley.  Home to the Michelin rated Santé dining room and a 40,000 square foot spa acclaimed by Travel +Leisure magazine as one of the Top 25 facilities in North America. The resort is a recipient of both the AAA-Fur Diamond and Mobil-Four Star Award, consistently providing the country’s finest European destination spa experience.  For reservations please call 1-800-441-1414 or (707) 938-9000, or visit the Inn’s website at www.fairmont.com/sonoma

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which will arrive in destinations as diverse as Jaipur, Kyiv and Manila in 2012, is a celebrated collection of more than 60 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York, and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The luxury brand's distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication, warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also recognized internationally for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residences club, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties.  For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit fairmont.com

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Contact:

Michelle Heston
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
707 939 2477
Michelle.heston@fairmont.com


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