BANFF Alta. — Gregor Resch has been appointed regional vice-president & general manager of the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs. In his new role, he will oversee Fairmont’s Canada’s Western Mountain Region, including the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and Fairmont Chateau Whistler in addition to Fairmont Banff Springs.
Resch brings almost 30 years of hospitality experience to this position, having worked in Europe, the U.S. and Canada. He joined Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in 1994 as assistant front-office manager, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and proceeded to hold successive positions within the Rooms divisions of Hotel Vancouver. In 1999, he joined the pre-opening team at Fairmont Vancouver Airport as director of Rooms before being promoted to director, Operations at the Fairmont Waterfront. He then held the same position at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle where he was key to the transition of that hotel from Four Seasons. In 2005, Resch returned to Canada as hotel manager, Fairmont Banff Springs and in 2008 he was appointed to his most recent position as general manager, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Under his leadership, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise was voted Company Hotel of the Year in 2018.
Resch is a graduate of The Catering and Hotel Management School of the Chamber of Trade & Industry for Vienna, Austria. Most recently, he received the Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management Certificate from Cornell University. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and skiing with his wife and three sons.
Resch replaces long-time hotelier David Roberts, who retired on Sept.4, 2020 following a distinguished 40-year hospitality career, including 31 years with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.