Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has held their annual General Managers meeting in Dubai, bringing together managers from over 65 properties to discuss the state of the hospitality and travel industry, trends and brand positioning. This is the first time Fairmont has held its General Managers meeting in the Middle East, underscoring the company’s investment and expansion in the region.
Over the past 13 years, Fairmont has added 57 properties to its portfolio, including Fairmont Dubai – Fairmont’s first international property, Fairmont Bab al Bahr in Abu Dhabi, Fairmont Heliopolis in Cairo, Egypt, and most recently Fairmont The Palm. During 2013 and 2014, Fairmont is expanding its Middle East presence with properties opening in Ajman, UAE, Fujairah, UAE, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Amman, Jordan.
A donation of USD $10,000 donation was made to Operation Smile during the meeting a part of Fairmont’s ‘Meeting that Matter’ charitable program. Operation Smile provides life-changing surgeries to children with facial deformities, and is the charity of choice for Fairmont Bab al Bahr and Fairmont The Palm, where the meeting was held. The UAE branch of Operation Smile was established in 2010 and has already helped 16,000 children.