Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand known for operating some of the world’s most storied hotel properties, announced the appointment of Jennifer Fox as president.
Fox, who will oversee Fairmont’s celebrated collection of world-class hotels and resorts, brings extensive experience in hotel operations, brand development, marketing and sales, and hotel transitions to her new role.
“I’ve known Jennifer for many years and we are extremely fortunate to be adding someone of her calibre to our executive team,” commented Chris Cahill, chief operating officer, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with Jennifer and firmly believe her leadership abilities, combined with her vast industry experience, branding expertise, and proven track record on driving hotel performance, will help enhance Fairmont’s position as a global leader in the luxury hotel market.”
With more than 25 years of hospitality related experience, Fox arrives at Fairmont from InterContinental Hotels Group, where she most recently served as chief operating officer, managed operations, Continental Europe, responsible for operations, financial performance, talent management and service delivery. Prior to this, she held a range of senior leadership positions in brand marketing, including global brand manager for both Sheraton and InterContinental, and also served as general manager at some of the world’s finest luxury hotels including assignments in Hong Kong, Europe, Australia and the United States.
Fox succeeds Chris Cahill, who yields the role of president to focus on his duties as chief operating officer, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Fairmont’s parent company.
“Fairmont is already one of the world’s most distinctive brands,” said Jennifer Fox. “I have always admired Fairmont, so I am excited to be given the opportunity to lead the Fairmont team as we continue to grow and introduce the brand to new markets around the world, while continuing to provide an unrivalled experience for our guests, and deliver and enhance value for all of our stakeholders.”Fox holds an MBA from Baylor University in Texas and is currently completing her doctorate in Business Studies (DBA) at the International School of Management in Paris, France.