Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Kiaran MacDonald to general manager of the Fairmont Southampton. The hotel company also announced MacDonald would take on the role of Fairmont's regional vice president for Bermuda and Caribbean.
In this role, MacDonald will direct the operation of Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda, as well as oversee the operation of Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Barbados and Fairmont Mayakoba in Mexico.
MacDonald brings more than 34 years of hospitality experience to this position. He began his career at the London Tara Hotel, and held progressive positions at the Royal Garden Hotel in London and The Metropole Hotel in Birmingham.
MacDonald joined Fairmont in 1995 when he relocated to the United States as director of food and beverage at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and was subsequently promoted to hotel manager in 1998. In 1999, he transferred to the Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver as general manager before returning to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in 2003 as general manager.
MacDonald returned to England in 2006 when he was appointed general manager of The Savoy in London, where he was responsible for the successful re-opening and re-positioning of the hotel. He was subsequently appointed to his most recent position as managing director, The Savoy in 2012.