Accor consolidating offices in Paris

TORONTO — AccorHotels will be moving the FRHI head office to France and moving its regional office, overseeing North & Central America, to Toronto from Miami.

Kevin Frid attended the Oct. 5 event in Toronto.

Kevin Frid attended the Oct. 5 event in Toronto.

TORONTO — AccorHotels will be moving the FRHI head office to France and moving its regional office, overseeing North & Central America, to Toronto from Miami, according to Kevin Frid, chief operating officer, North & Central America, speaking at an Oct. 5 cocktail event in the Library Bar at Royal York Hotel, in Toronto.

With the FRHI office move, the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel brands will now be headquartered in Paris. The office consolidation follows Accor’s purchase, in summer, of the FRHI Hotels & Resorts and its three luxury brands.

Frid also announced that Fairmont will be celebrating its 150th anniversary next year, and added that properties are planning a series of events to mark the milestone. In addition, Fairmont has introduced a luxury gel fibre pillow as part of its Fairmont Collection.