TORONTO — AccorHotels has named Kevin Frid chief operating officer for North and Central America, it was announced July 21.
In his new role, Frid will have operational responsibility for 88 hotels across the North and Central America region. As the lead operations executive in the region, Frid will also be tasked with overseeing large-scale renovation projects.
Frid supervised the recent $75 million, lobby-to-roof restoration of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City and the multi-million dollar guestroom renovation at Seattle’s 450-room Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
He will also oversee developments in North and Central America, including the new Fairmont Costa Canuva, a 250-room luxury hotel with additional private residences along the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico (opening 2018); Fairmont Austin, a $350 million property opening 2017; and Sofitel Mexico Reforma, a 290-room hotel that will feature 61 suites (opening 2018).
With an extensive hospitality background spanning more than 30 years, Frid most recently served as president, Americas for FRHI Hotels & Resorts. Prior to joining FRHI’s predecessor in 2000, Frid spent 18 years with Canadian-based Delta Hotels in various general manager and operations roles, including the position of senior vice-president, operations.