VANCOUVER — Philip M. Barnes, who has held the positions of regional vice-president, Fairmont Hotels PNW and general manager, Fairmont Pacific Rim, is leaving the organization to become regional vice-president and managing director for London's Savoy hotel, effective Nov. 18.
Born, raised and educated in the U.K., Barnes will lead the hotel's team in all aspects of operations, guest services and owner relations.
Under Barnes' stewardship since 2011, Fairmont Pacific Rim has garnered recognition as the Best City Hotel in Canada (Travel & Leisure), #1 Hotel in Canada (U.S News & World Report) in 2013 and Best International Hotel for Business (Condé Nast Traveler) in 2014. In 2015. the hotel achieved the highest rating for guest satisfaction within FRHI globally from JD Power and Associates.
Barnes has been a member of the board of directors of Tourism Vancouver and is the co-founder of Tourism Industry Partners Society, a charity established to support the financial needs of future generations of tourism professionals and schools.