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 Barbara Hicks Appointed Director, Global Sales
at Fairmontís Chicago Global Sales Office


Chicago, September 27, 2004 - John Meissner, Fairmont Hotels & Resortís executive director, corporate group markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Hicks as director, global sales based out of the companyís Chicago Global Sales Office. In her new role as director of global sales for this region, Hicks will be responsible for developing and managing key incentive accounts in the US Midwest, with a specific focus on association and corporate transitional accounts.

Most recently, Hicks held the position of director of sales & marketing at The Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii. With an extensive sales background, Hicks first began her career at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in 1986 where she served as sales manager for the timeless railway hotel.  In 1991 she was promoted to director of sales, holding that position through 1998, then moved onto sister hotel The Fairmont Waterfront as director of sales & marketing from 1998 to February 2003.

A graduate of Winnipegís Red River Community College, Hicks holds a certificate in Marketing and Economics/Business and has completed hospitality studies at BCIT in Vancouver.

Featuring a collection of fabled castles, secluded lodges, storied meeting places and modern retreats, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts opens the doors to some of the world's most celebrated addresses.  With locations throughout six countries, our 43 distinctive hotels - including The Fairmont San Francisco, The Fairmont Banff Springs and The Plaza - promise travelers unparalleled settings, rich experiences and lasting memories. 

Mike Taylor
Manager, Public Relations
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
p. 416-874-2457
Also See: Dennis Clark Named General Manager of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle; Legacy's Acquisition Represents a Natural Complement to Fairmont's Presence in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia / Aug 2003
Fairmont Names Four to General Manager Posts / May 2003

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