Iain McCormack appointed as General Manager of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Iain McCormack as the new General Manager of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, the luxury hotel group’s first property in the island nation. With over 36 years in the hospitality business and a career that has spanned key global regions, McCormack brings a wealth of expertise and insight to resort.
He has successfully managed several luxury resorts around the world, working closely with owner and operators achieving the desired results. He has in-depth knowledge of sales and marketing, revenue management, strategy planning, positioning, quality assurance and awareness. Additionally, he has extensive experience managing remote, diverse and complex properties, countries and situations.
Prior to his recent appointment, McCormack was Global Group Director of the Karma Group, an award-winning international travel and lifestyle hospitality brand. In his role he had full strategic control of the group’s 27 boutique and luxury resorts, including implementing brand standard systems, setting up a structured sales & marketing division, and driving the development division.
A hotel management graduate of Southampton College, McCormack started his career path working at a number of renowned hotels in the United Kingdom, including the Gleneagles Hotel and The Metropole Hotel. He then moved to the Caribbean, where he managed luxury properties in the Grenadines, Barbados, St Lucia, Anguilla, Jamaica & St Maarten.
A move across the World to Maldives managing Soneva Gili saw his entry into the Asia, for which followed a variety of global hospitality brands such as Leading Hotels of the World, IHG and Shangri-La in places as diverse as Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Bali. Under his stewardship as general manager has achieved many awards including the “World’s Leading Luxury Resort”, Number 1 trip advisor.
With McCormack’s rich multi-faceted experience in resorts worldwide and his passion for top-notch guest services, he will be a key player in enriching the stellar reputation of the Fairmont brand and positioning the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi as the top luxury resort in the island nation.
Opened to rave reviews in 2017, the 120-key Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi is located at Shaviyani Atoll in North Maldives, which boasts one of the country’s largest resort lagoons. AccorHotels today counts three hotels in the Maldives, including Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort, Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort and Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi. For more information on Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, visit www.fairmont.com/maldives.