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Sven-Erik Richter Named Hotel Manager for Fairmont Mayakoba
in Mexico's Riviera Maya


RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO, October 18th, 2011. Fairmont Mayakoba, the Riviera Maya resort recently named one of the “Top 50 Resorts in Mexico” by Condé Nast’s Traveler’s 2011 Readers Choice Awards, welcomes Sven-Erik Richter as Hotel Manager to its hotel management team. A veteran of the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brand and other premier luxury hotels throughout the world, Richter brings over 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry. His most recent positions included Director of Operations at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle as well as the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Switzerland.
“We are pleased to announce this addition as Mr. Ritcher has proven to be a dedicated and invaluable colleague at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts over the years” says Mr. Ian L. Robinson, vice president and general manager, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Mexico and the Caribbean.  “The Fairmont Mayakoba team wishes him continued success and welcomes him as part of this new endeavor”

After attaining the rank of Captain in the German Air Force Academy, Sven-Erik earned his Hotel Management Diploma from Chamber of Commerce, Hamburg, Germany. In addition to his extensive knowledge and experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Sven-Erik brings a diverse trilingual background to the team with fluency in German, French, and English. As the newly appointed hotel manager of Fairmont Mayakoba, he will play a leading role in maintaining the resort’s esteem as one of the leading eco-tourism and award-winning destinations in the world.

Mayakoba is situated just south of Cancún on México's prized Caribbean coast - the Riviera Maya. A mere 40-minute drive from the towering hotels of Cancún visitors will discover a completely different experience. Here, nestled in a lush natural paradise, lies Mayakoba, a truly unique resort destination. Mayakoba is comprised of three luxury resorts, each featuring a range of culinary and spa experiences. An 18 hole Greg Norman championship golf course, El Camaleón, managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, offers players an ever-changing terrain that moves gracefully from mangroves to the sea. Created to harmonize with the unspoiled tropical forest, Mayakoba is connected with a series of lagoons enabling guests to wander effortlessly from place to place through the resort using the "lanchas" (covered boats) as well as a network of trails.

Located in world-class destinations around the globe, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. With more than 60 hotels, Fairmont is known as much for its warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences, as its classic hotels that imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication and social importance and are often considered destinations in their own right. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded 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 and Raffles branded estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit
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