OTTAWA — Rick Corcoran has been appointed general manager of the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa.
Corcoran is a seasoned leader with a 30-year track record in the luxury-hospitality industry. Most recently, he held the general-manager position at the Ritz Carlton San Francisco, during which time the hotel was named the 2018 Luxury Hotel of the Year for the Americas Western Region. Just prior, he was general manager, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa (2012 to 2018), where he oversaw a multi-million-dollar renovation program and repositioning.
Throughout his career, Corcoran has also held various interim general-manager roles with Fairmont, including in Vancouver, Dubai and Boston.
“It’s a true pleasure for me to be back in Canada as the general manager of one of our countries most-prestigious hotels,” says Corcoran. “I’m focused on working closely with our team to give our discerning travellers the luxury experience that is synonymous with Fairmont.”
He started his career with the culinary team at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, in his hometown of Quebec City. His trajectory saw him move quickly through the ranks holding director of Food & Beverage positions of increasing responsibility at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu (Charlevoix, Que.), Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and The Fairmont San Francisco.