VANCOUVER, BC – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Jean-Francois Vary as General Manager of Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver, BC.
In his new position, Vary will lead the overall operations, performance, and strategic direction for Fairmont Waterfront. Joining the Fairmont Waterfront team following his most recent role as the General Manager of Fairmont Winnipeg, Vary brings over 25 years of experience working within the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brand.
“Fairmont Waterfront has become an icon of sustainability and community involvement for the city of Vancouver,” says Jens Moesker, Regional Vice President & General Manager, Fairmont Pacific Rim. “As we welcome Jean-Francois into his new role as General Manager, we look forward to his leadership and insights, which will be instrumental in the continued efforts that have made Fairmont Waterfront such a prominent destination within Downtown Vancouver.”
Prior to his time at Fairmont Winnipeg, Vary held progressive leadership roles throughout Fairmont properties across North America, spending time at hotels such as Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui, as well as Fairmont Tremblant and Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec.
Vary holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Arts as well as eight hospitality-focused certifications through eCornell University. In 2018, he sat on the Fairmont Brand Committee, supporting the brand’s global team with the development of Fairmont’s future programming initiatives.