BANFF AB, September 8, 2020 – Gregor Resch has been appointed Regional Vice President & General Manager, Fairmont Banff Springs, effective September 4, 2020. As Regional Vice President, he will oversee Fairmont’s Canada’s Western Mountain Region including the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and Fairmont Chateau Whistler in addition to Fairmont Banff Springs.
Mr. Resch brings almost thirty years of hospitality experience to this position having worked in Europe, the United States and Canada. He joined Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in 1994 as Assistant Front Office Manager, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and proceeded to hold successive positions within the Rooms divisions of Hotel Vancouver. In 1999, Gregor joined the pre-opening team at Fairmont Vancouver Airport as Director of Rooms at the award-winning hotel before being promoted to Director, Operations at the Fairmont Waterfront. He then held the same position at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle where he was key to the transition of that hotel from Four Seasons. In 2005, Gregor returned to Canada as Hotel Manager, Fairmont Banff Springs and in 2008 he was appointed to his most recent position as General Manager, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Under his leadership, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise was voted Company Hotel of the Year in 2018.
Gregor is a graduate of The Catering and Hotel Management School of the Chamber of Trade & Industry for Vienna, Austria. Most recently, Gregor received the Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management Certificate from Cornell University. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and skiing with his wife and three sons.
Resch replaces longtime hotelier Mr. David Roberts, who retired on September 4, 2020 following a distinguished 40 year hospitality career, including 31 years with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
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Regional Director, Public Relations
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Canada’s Western Mountain Region