Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech, an oasis of calm just 12km from the medina, is delighted to announce the appointment of internationally acclaimed Jean-Francois Brun as General Manager, bringing 20 years of expertise and hotelier excellence to the hotel.
In joining the prestigious resort in July 2022, Jean-Francois greets the team with motivation, enthusiasm and pride, ready for a new chapter and inspired by its exceptional location, brand positioning and offering.
“The owners were seeking a lifestyle-experience GM and someone who is looking to retain the hotel’s legacy whilst bringing a flair of modernity, and I’m thrilled to be the one taking this esteemed position. What drives me is to create a vision, shape its concepts, work with my owners and team, and deliver unexpected and incredible results, so I am excited to do so for Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech”, says Jean-Francois.
Having reopened its borders in February 2022 and with Morocco’s peak season commencing, it is a very exciting time to be joining the hotel and positioning it as Marrakech’s finest hotel for discerning families, couples and friends alike. Marrakech is a magical destination at this time of year whilst many other holiday locations come to a close, and Jean-Francois will lead the hotel with honour for the new season.
Born in Canada, Jean-Francois’ hospitality education at the University of Quebec spearheaded his career, which began in Montreal before reaching far corners of Thailand and the UAE and working within Accor’s portfolio for the last nine years. From his first General Manager role in Montreal in 2009 and joining Accor in 2014, to being appointed General Manager at the five-star hotel, SO Bangkok and leading one of Dubai’s most renowned hotel openings, 25hours Dubai One Central, Jean-Francois’ impressive management, leadership and acumen will capture the hotel’s ethos and frames an exciting vision ahead for the brand.
“We are delighted to welcome Jean-Francois and his wealth of experience and success. Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech is one of the region’s leading hotels and as we continue to position ourselves at the top of the luxury sector, Jean-Francois will bring fresh foresight and will be an immense support in the role, ultimately to ensure our guests an unbeatable stay with ever-lasting memories”, comments Jean-Louis Pismont, Owner Representative, Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech.
Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech is one of the country’s and brand’s most iconic resorts with exceptional facilities spread out across 231 hectares, including five restaurants, two bars; 134 rooms, suites and a villa; three pools, one of which is the largest in Morocco; The Golf & Country Club with an 18-hole golf course designed by Cabell B. Robinson, a personal favourite of Jean-Francois’ with his love for the sport; an elite 3,500sqm spa and Fitness Centre with four tennis courts; a private farm; the largest Kid’s Club in the country; and outstanding views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.