MONTREAL — David Connor joins Fairmont Hotels & Resorts as regional vice-president, Eastern Canada, effective Jan. 3, 2017, it was announced Nov. 30.
Connor will be based in Montreal and in addition to managing Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, currently undergoing a major renovation, he will oversee Fairmont's hotel portfolio in Quebec City, La Malbaie, Tremblant and Montebello, Que., and Ottawa.
Connor returns to Québec with more than 30 years experience in the hotel industry. He has worked in Canada and the United States, and since 1991, has held progressive positions with Starwood Hotels.
Connor began his career as director, total quality management and hotel manager with Le Centre Sheraton Montreal. In 2000 he relocated to California as general manager, Hilton Sonoma County, Santa Rosa and held that position until 2002, when he returned to Canada as general manager, The Westin Calgary. In 2005, Connor was appointed opening general manager for The Westin Boston Waterfront.
In 2013, Connor was named to his most recent position: area managing director, Eastern Canada, where he was responsible for seven properties in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Burlington, Vt., as well as acting as general manager for Sheraton Centre Toronto.