San Diego's Fairmont Grand Del Mar Welcomes Dennis Clark as Managing Director

San Diego, CA. January 31, 2018 -

Dennis Clark has been appointed Managing Director at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. In this role, Dennis will be responsible for the overall operations, performance, and strategic direction for Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Mr. Clark brings over 40 years of hospitality experience to this position, first joining Hyatt Hotels in 1976.  In 1983, Dennis joined Ritz Carlton hotels where he held several progressive positions and served on numerous opening and transition food & beverage teams.  In 1994, Dennis joined Fairmont Hotels & Resorts as Director, Food & Beverage at Fairmont San Jose and held that position until 1997, when he was promoted to Hotel Manager.  In 1998, Mr. Clark transferred to Boston where he was appointed General Manager, Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston.   Dennis relocated to Seattle in 2003, when he was appointed as General Manager, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle. In his most recent role, Dennis was promoted to General Manager at Fairmont Mayakoba, where he spent more than two years before moving back stateside as Managing Director, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, one of TripAdvisor's Luxury Hotel in the United States. In 2002, Dennis was recognized as Star of the Industry, Outstanding General Manager for the Massachusetts Lodging Association and in 2007, he was Industry Star of the Year, Outstanding General Manager for the American Hotel Lodging Association.  Under Dennis' leadership, Fairmont Olympic Hotel was awarded FRHI (Fairmont Raffles Hotels International) Hotel of the Year in 2006 and in 2012.

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About Fairmont Grand Del Mar As the #1 luxury hotel in the U.S. according to TripAdvisor reviewers, Fairmont Grand Del Mar features unrivaled service, pampering treatments at a Forbes Five Star spa and exquisite dining at Addison, a Five Star, Five Diamond, Relais & Châteaux restaurant under the direction of award-winning Chef William Bradley. Reminiscent of Spain's palaces, France's sun-washed coastal retreats and Florence's decorative arts, the Addison Mizner-inspired resort is well suited to San Diego's warm climate and outdoor lifestyle. A wealth of activities offers endless opportunities for fun under the sun, including golf at San Diego's only Tom Fazio-designed course, The Grand Golf Club. Once the sun sets, Club M provides nightlife and entertainment just steps from the comfort of the resort's 249 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites. Located in Northern San Diego, Fairmont Grand Del Mar is surrounded by the coveted coastal communities of La Jolla, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe. The resort is conveniently situated just 25 minutes from the San Diego Airport and a short drive from word-class beaches and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale's energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai's Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,600 of the finest private homes around the globe. For more information or reservations, please visit 

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