Industry Update
Appointment 7 April 2021

Jean-François Vary

Appointed General Manager
At Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver, BC - BC, Canada

Jean-François Vary

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, the iconic world leading hotel group known for its historic luxury and unparalleled service, has announced the appointment of Jean-François Vary as General Manager of Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver, BC.

In his new position, Vary will lead the overall operations, performance, and strategic direction for Fairmont Waterfront. Joining the Fairmont Waterfront team following his most recent role as the General Manager of Fairmont Winnipeg, Vary brings over 25 years of experience working within the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brand.

Prior to his time at Fairmont Winnipeg, Vary held progressive leadership roles throughout Fairmont properties across North America, spending time at hotels such as Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui, as well as Fairmont Tremblant and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec.

Vary holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Arts as well as eight hospitality-focused certifications through eCornell University. In 2018, he sat on the Fairmont Brand Committee, supporting the brand's global team with the development of Fairmont's future programming initiatives.

Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education

Jean-François Vary (Class of 2011) is a graduate of Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education in Ithaca, New York - United States
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