- Global Hotel Leader Announces New Roles and Organizational Changes to Maximize Operational Performance and Support Continued Growth -

TORONTO, September 4, 2013 – FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), the parent company of luxury and upper upscale hotel brands Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, today announced several appointments to its senior leadership team. The management changes, which include executive appointments and newly created roles in the areas of operations, sales and marketing and human resources, are also aligned with the company’s move to a new divisional structure.

“We’ve added a very experienced and dynamic group of industry professionals to our senior leadership team; individuals who will help us achieve our long term strategic objectives of growing our distinctive hotel brands, maximizing performance, and building long term value for our owners,” said Michael Glennie, president and chief operating officer, FRHI. “Our new regional framework combined with our corporate resources center provides us with a superior and streamlined operating platform that will help drive better results, while continuing to meet the needs of our guests. This new business model also provides us with a solution that is scalable as we execute on our planned development pipeline and sign new hotel management agreements around the world.”

The following appointments are effective immediately:

With strong, distinct and focused hotel brands, FRHI will continue to employ dedicated brand management teams, which will concentrate on brand strategy, positioning and standards. Deepening focus in these core areas will ensure continued refinement and advancement of the company’s hotel brands, leading to greater competitive advantage and enhanced brand differentiation.

Newly created positions in the company’s corporate center include:


About FRHI
FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) is a leading luxury hotel management company that operates over 105 hotels globally under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company’s distinctive portfolio of luxury and upper upscale hotels features celebrated icons, world-class resorts and stylish city center hotels. Some notable hotels include the Raffles Singapore, Swissotel The Bosphorus, The Fairmont San Francisco and London’s The Savoy. Focused on growing its distinctive hotel brands, the company is also developing new hotels in key locations around the world including exciting projects in China, Russia, India, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information, please visit

For further information:
Mike Taylor
FRHI Hotels & Resorts
416 874 2457