Serge Simard named Fairmont RVP

Richard Payette (left) and Serge Simard.

Richard Payette (left) and Serge Simard.

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Serge Simard was recently appointed Eastern Canada regional
vice president and general manager of Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal.

Effective Aug. 4, Simard succeeds Richard Payette who
retired on June 27 following 16 years overseeing a portfolio of Fairmont
properties in Montréal, Québec City, La Malbaie, Tremblant, Montebello and

Simard will transfer from Nairobi where he held the position
of regional vice president, Africa and India, since 2009.

Originally from Montreal, Serge Simard began his career in
1977 and held several food and beverage positions with Hilton International,
Loews, Sheraton Hotels and Delta Hotels. 
He joined Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in 1985, holding progressive
positions with The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, including director, conference
services and catering and director, food and beverage. In 1993, Serge
transferred to The Fairmont Royal York as executive assistant manager and
director of food and beverage. In 1998, he joined the corporate office and in
2004 was named food and beverage vice president.