By Don Douloff, May 8, 2008
Fairmont Raffles Appoints New Senior Execs
Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI) has appointed Thomas Storey president of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Michael Glennie president, real estate and development of FRHI.
During the last seven years, Storey held a number of leadership roles within the company, most recently as executive vice-president, development, responsible for the growth of the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel banners.
In addition, the development function will be merged with real estate under Glennie’s leadership in his expanded role as president, real estate and development. In his new role, Glennie will focus on FRHI’s ongoing strategic priority to accelerate the global growth of all three brands while completing the sale of the remaining assets.
Starwood Names Simon Turner President, Global Development
Starwood Hotels has named Simon Turner president, global development. In this role, Turner will be responsible for the company’s global development activities, including hotel and resort development, property acquisitions and dispositions, franchise and management pipeline expansion and real-estate investment management.
Prior to joining Starwood, Turner spent more than 10 years as a principal for Hotel Capital Advisers, Inc., a hotel investment advisory and asset-management firm. Previously, he served on the board of directors of Four Seasons Hotels, Inc. for almost 10 years, serving as a member of the human-resources committee and chairman of the audit committee.