*SAN JOSE, June 2018 – Paul Tormey, Regional Vice President and General Manager California Region, AccorHotels, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan McGowan as General Manager of Fairmont San Jose, effective June 1, 2018.

Dan will oversee all operational, financial and strategic aspects at the 805-room landmark hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley.

“Dan brings a wealth of hospitality and leadership experience, along with extensive knowledge of the Fairmont brand, to his new role at Fairmont San Jose,” said Tormey. “We are delighted to welcome him to the California region and look forward to seeing the continued success of Fairmont San Jose under his leadership.”

Dan brings over 25 years of experience with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts to this position, joining Fairmont San Jose from his most recent role as General Manager of Fairmont Dallas, a position he held since 2015.

Prior to assuming his role at Fairmont Dallas, Dan held the position of General Manager at Fairmont Palliser, Calgary. He also previously served as General Manager of Fairmont Vancouver Airport and Hotel Manager of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Dan began his career with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts at Fairmont Chateau Whistler, where he held several progressive positions including Conference Services Manager, Revenue Manager, Director of Rooms and Director of Operations.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Hotel & Food Administration from the University of Guelph, Ontario. He has played a very active role in the hospitality community, serving as Chair of the Board of the Calgary Hotel Association and on the Board of Directors for Visit Calgary. Most recently, he served on the Board of Directors for both the Hotel Association and the Convention and Visitors Bureau in Dallas. Dan and his family plan to reside in the San Jose area.