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Bermuda, October 27, 2016 – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of Kiaran MacDonald to Regional Vice President, Bermuda and Caribbean, and General Manager, Fairmont Southampton. In this role, Mr. MacDonald will direct the operation of Fairmont Southampton, the premier resort and meeting venue in Bermuda, as well as oversee the operation of Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Barbados and Fairmont Mayakoba, a AAA Five Diamond resort in Mexico.

“I am delighted to join the talented team at Fairmont Southampton,” said Kiaran MacDonald.  “I’ve received a warm welcome, and I’m looking forward to becoming involved in the Bermuda community. From its rich heritage and natural beauty to the destination’s exciting future, I look forward to learning more about the island and getting to know our colleagues. I’m looking forward to working with our team to ensure that each guest enjoys an outstanding service experience.”

Mr. MacDonald brings more than 34 years of hospitality experience to this position. He began his career at the London Tara Hotel, and held progressive positions at the Royal Garden Hotel in London and The Metropole Hotel in Birmingham. 

Mr. MacDonald joined Fairmont in 1995 when he relocated to the United States as Director, Food & Beverage at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and was subsequently promoted to Hotel Manager in 1998. In 1999, he transferred to the Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver as General Manager before returning to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in 2003 as General Manager. 

Mr. MacDonald returned to England in 2006 when he was appointed General Manager, The Savoy, one of the most storied hotels in London, where he was responsible for the successful re-opening and re-positioning of the hotel. He was subsequently appointed to his most recent position as Managing Director, The Savoy in 2012.

Active in the community and the hospitality industry while at The Savoy, Mr. MacDonald was Chairman of The Northbank Business Improvement; Chairman of The Advisory Board Springboard Charity; Member of The Advisory Board of International Duke of Edinburgh Award; Master of Innholder; and Fellow at The Institute of Hospitality.  

Mr. MacDonald holds an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of West London and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Catering International Management Association in the United Kingdom. 

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  

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