VICTORIA — Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has appointed Dan McGowan as the new general manager of the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, B.C.

Prior to McGowan’s appointment at Fairmont Empress, he was GM of Fairmont San Jose. In total, McGowan brings more than 25 years of experience working within the brand. Now, he will lead operations, performance and strategic direction at Fairmont Empress.

“Fairmont Empress is a long-standing icon of historic celebrations and timeless luxury for the Vancouver Island community,” says Jens Moesker, regional vice-president and general manager, Fairmont Pacific Rim. “We’re so thrilled to welcome Dan to the team, as his extensive knowledge and experience leading prominent historic Fairmont properties across North America will be instrumental in continuing to provide Victoria visitors and locals alike with unforgettable moments and experiences.” Throughout his career, McGowan has held progressive leadership roles throughout Fairmont properties across North America, including Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Vancouver Airport, Fairmont Dallas and Fairmont Palliser.


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