Industry Update
Appointment 9 October 2020

Michael O'Donohue

Appointed General Manager
At Hotel Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego - CA, USA

Michael O'Donohue

Michael O'Donohue has been appointed General Manager at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, one of only 14 Forbes triple five-star resorts in the world. He brings over 28 years of hospitality experience to the role, where he is responsible for managing the overall team and operations, performance, and strategic direction.

With extensive experience in luxury hotel management, O'Donohue joins the team after nearly five years with Montage International as General Manager at Pendry San Diego, where he opened the flagship property. Previous to this, O'Donohue spent ten years working in various positions at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Prior to his time at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, O'Donohue worked at InterContinental Hotels and Hilton Hotels. He started his career at Hilton Short Hills in New Jersey as an Assistant Chef after earning his Associate of Occupational Studies degree from the Culinary Institute of America.

O'Donohue is currently a board member of the San Diego Tourism Authority and Vice-Chair of the California Hotel Lodging Association Hospitality Foundation, which supports hospitality management and culinary arts programs in California colleges and universities. In O'Donohue's free time, he enjoys cooking, exploring San Diego's outdoors and spending time with his wife and kids.

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