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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the appointment of Iain McCormack as General Manager of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, the luxury hotel group’s first property in the island nation.

With over 36 years in the hospitality business and a career that has spanned key global regions, McCormack brings with him a wealth of expertise and insight He has successfully managed several luxury resorts around the world, including the UK’s Gleneagles Hotel and The Metropole. His background includes in-depth knowledge of sales & marketing, revenue management, strategy planning, positioning, quality assurance and awareness. Additionally, he has extensive experience managing remote, diverse and complex properties in a variety of countries.

Prior to his recent appointment, McCormack was Global Group Director of the Karma Group, an award-winning international travel and lifestyle hospitality brand. In his role he had full strategic control of the group’s 27 boutique and luxury resorts, including implementing brand standard systems, setting up a structured sales & marketing division, and driving the development division.

A hotel management graduate of Southampton College, McCormack started his career path working at a number of renowned hotels in the United Kingdom before moving to the Caribbean, where he managed luxury properties in the Grenadines, Barbados, St Lucia, Anguilla, Jamaica & St Maarten.

A move across the world to Maldives, managing Soneva Gili, he made his entry into the Asian market. He continued to follow a variety of global hospitality brands such as Leading Hotels of the World, IHG and Shangri-La in a diverse list of destinations including Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Bali. Under his pioneering guidance as general manager, he has helped decorate many properties with outstanding achievements and awards including the “World’s Leading Luxury Resort”, #1 on TripAdvisor.

With McCormack’s rich multi-faceted experience in resorts worldwide and his passion for exceptional guest services, he will play a pivotal role in enriching the stellar reputation of the Fairmont brand and positioning Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi as Maldives’ top luxury resort destination.

Opened to rave reviews in 2017, the 120-key Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi is located at Shaviyani Atoll in North Maldives, which boasts one of the country’s largest resort lagoons. The all-villa resort is ideal for couples or families, and features overwater private pool villas as well as luxury safari-style tented villas nestled in the island’s lush interior jungle.

The resort is accessible by domestic flight in 50 minutes from Male International Airport followed by speedboat from Hanimaadhoo Airport to the resort. Alternatively, guests can book a 50-minute scenic seaplane flight directly to the resort.

AccorHotels today counts three hotels in the Maldives, including Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort, Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort and Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi.

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About Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi is located at Shaviyani Atoll, North Maldives. The resort is accessible by a 50-minute scenic seaplane flight directly to the resort. AccorHotels today counts three hotels in the Maldives, including Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort, Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort and Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi.

Contact: Megan Trivelli

megan@foxpr.co.uk / +44 (0) 203 405 9370

About Fairmont

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, grand public spaces, locally inspired cuisine and celebrated bars and lounges, Fairmont promises a special brand of thoughtful luxury that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 75 hotels, Fairmont also takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travellers to feel welcome at more than 4,500 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.

For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com | accorhotels.com

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