PARIS, France — AccorHotels’ Chief Operating Officer for North & Central America, Kevin Frid, is set to retire on January 31, bringing his 36-year career with the company to a close.
“Kevin has been an incredible leader and asset to our organization for nearly four decades. A seasoned professional with experience in all aspects of the business, his acumen is matched only by his deep understanding of the industry,” says Chris Cahill, Deputy CEO, AccorHotels. “We are grateful for Kevin’s years of service and his many contributions to our organization. His vast experience and extensive expertise have been essential in our continued growth and expanding footprint across North and Central America. He will be sorely missed by those who have had the benefit of working with him.”
Frid began his career in hospitality in 1982 with Delta Hotels, working in many operational capacities as he rose through the ranks to senior vice-president, Operations when the company was acquired by Canadian Pacific Hotels in 1998. In 2000, Canadian Pacific Hotels merged with Fairmont Hotels to become Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Frid transferred to Chicago as regional vice-president for the Central-U.S. region.
More recently, Frid led the transformation from Fairmont to FRHI as president, Americas, and then to AccorHotels in his current role as COO, North & Central America.
“It has been a tremendous privilege to have spent nearly 37 years with this great company, and I am deeply honoured to have had the opportunity to lead this region for the last 5,” says Frid.
AccorHotels North & Central America will remain under the leadership of Cahill, who, along with the AccorHotels North & Central America senior-leadership team, is working closely with Frid to ensure a smooth transition.