Industry Update
Appointment 7 September 2020

John Keating

Promoted Area General Manager Luxury brands Scotland and Ireland
At Accor UK in St. Andrews, United Kingdom

John Keating

Accor has today announced the appointment of John Keating as Area General Manager Luxury Brands Scotland and Ireland. The news follows the recent signing of Carton House, a Fairmont managed hotel, which is due to open in Ireland in Q4.

John Keating retains his existing role as General Manager of the 5* Fairmont St Andrews, one of the leading luxury hotels and golf resorts in Scotland. His role extends to oversee the new Fairmont in Ireland in addition to future luxury brand developments in Scotland and Ireland.

Originally from Ireland, John has more than 30 years experience in the domestic and international luxury hotel industry. John joined Accor's preeminent Fairmont brand in 2015, taking over the reins at Scotland's home of golf. During his time at Fairmont St Andrews John has hosted the annual qualifiers for the Open Championship in St Andrews, managed a multi-million pound refurbishment of the hotel and conference space and implemented a Junior Hotelier Hospitality Apprenticeship and Graduate Apprenticeship in Business in order to grow the luxury hospitality talent of tomorrow.

University of West London - London School of Hospitality and Tourism

John Keating (Class of 0) is a graduate of University of West London - London School of Hospitality and Tourism in London - United Kingdom
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