Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has welcomed Peter Finamore to the role of regional vice president, Pacific North-west and general manager of Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, BC.
An international globe-trotter, Finamore brings over 35 years of hospitality experience and has worked with acclaimed properties around the world in the United Kingdom, Philippines, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and locations across the United States.
Born and raised in Canada, the ‘hotelier life’ seems to be genetic.
He grew up in the business and followed in his father’s - Louis Finamore - footsteps.
The senior Finamore was a hotel icon and oversaw operations for Hilton International and Canadian Pacific Hotels.
Finamore said: “I lived in The Empress Hotel in Victoria for five years when I attended high school.
“At the time, my father held the same regional position with Canadian Pacific Hotels that I now hold with Fairmont.”
In 1985, he left Canada for international destinations and opportunities.
Working his way up the hotel ladder, Finamore held a variety of progressive roles with iconic brands such as Hilton International, The Peninsula Hotel Group, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, and MGM.
His most recent position was chief operating officer, hospitality, for MGM China Holdings, based in Macau.
“I get excited about building and renovating hotels so they become the best they can possibly be,” commented Finamore.
“We must continuously sharpen our service standards to provide guests with an experience that reaches beyond what they anticipate.”