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VANCOUVER, BC, November 2, 2016 - Philip M. Barnes is replacing his umbrella for a "brolly" and will be departing Vancouver as Regional Vice President, Fairmont Hotels PNW and General Manager, Fairmont Pacific Rim, effective November 18.

Born, raised, and educated in the UK, Barnes will be returning to his roots and will assume the role as Regional Vice President & Managing Director for London's iconic Savoy hotel. Barnes will lead the hotel's team in all aspects of the operation, guest services and owner relations.

Under Barnes' stewardship since 2011, Fairmont Pacific Rim has garnered prestigious recognition as the Best City Hotel in Canada (Travel & Leisure), #1 Hotel in Canada (U.S News & World Report) in 2013 and Best International Hotel for Business (Condé Nast Traveler) in 2014. In 2015 the hotel achieved the highest rating for Guest satisfaction within FRHI globally from JD Power and Associates. 

Philip has been a member of the Board of Directors of Tourism Vancouver and is the co-founder of Tourism Industry Partners Society, a charity established to support the financial needs of future generations of tourism professionals and schools.

About Fairmont Pacific Rim

Fairmont Pacific Rim - Vancouver's definitive luxury hotel - was rated the World's Best Business Hotel by Condé Nast Traveler readers and the #1 City hotel in Canada by Travel + Leisure. This ultramodern downtown hotel offers unobstructed mountain and harbour views, combining best of the Pacific Rim in its architecture and décor. The hotel features three eclectic dining destinations, resort-style Willow Stream Spa, rooftop pool deck, and guestrooms with lavish appointments, including a variety of the city's most luxurious suites.

Contact: Kaylyn Storey

kaylyn.storey@fairmont.com / 604 695 5465

About Fairmont

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale's energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai's Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,600 of the finest private homes around the globe. For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com.  

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