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Don Fennerty Appointed General Manager of Fairmont Palliser

Edwin Frizzell, Regional Vice President & General Manager, Fairmont Royal York, is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Fennerty, General Manager, Fairmont Palliser, effective December 14, 2015.

Don will be responsible for the overall operations, performance, and strategic direction for Fairmont Palliser.

Don brings a wealth of hospitality experience to this position, joining the Calgary Airport Hotel in 1983, where he held several progressive positions. In 1988 Don was selected as the Corporate Food & Beverage Management Trainee based at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and upon completion of the program in 1989, he joined the opening team of Fairmont Chateau Whistler as Banquet Manager. In 1991 Don was appointed Assistant Director, Human Resources, Fairmont Chateau Whistler and held that position until 1992 when he transferred to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise as Director, Human Resources. In 2002 Don relocated to the U.S. as Director, Human Resources, Fairmont Washington, D.C. and in 2005 he was appointed Director, Rooms Division, Fairmont Washington, D.C. In 2007, Don was promoted Director, Operations, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald and he was appointed General Manager, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in 2008. Don joined Fairmont Empress in 2012 in his most recent position as General Manager.

Don completed the Hotel & Restaurant Administration Program from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (S.A.I.T.) and is a Certified Human Resource Executive through the American Hotel & Motel Association.

Please join us in congratulating Don on his new appointment and wishing him continued success.


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