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Fairmont Austin Appoints Thomas Voss & Nenad Praporski

Publish Date: 27-Jul-2016

Austin, TX Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fairmont Austin is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas J.W. Voss as Managing Director of the 1,048 room luxury hotel, opening late fall 2017. Tom will be responsible for overall operations, performance, and strategic direction for the newest and largest Fairmont hotel in the United States.
 
Tom brings over 35 years of hospitality experience to the position. His background includes executive roles with Starwood Hotels, working at upscale properties in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. In 1988, Tom joined Hyatt Hotels where he held progressive positions, including Executive Assistant Manager/Food & Beverage Director, Hyatt Regency San Diego; General Manager, Hyatt Greenville, South Carolina; General Manager, Grand Hyatt Atlanta; and General Manager, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego. In 2005, Tom was appointed President, The Grand Del Mar Resort & Spa, San Diego where he helped develop, design and build the resort. Under his leadership, the resort was ranked the number one U.S. hotel by readers of TripAdvisor and received a trio of Forbes Five-Star Awards – for Lodging, Spa and Dining. In 2015, Tom transferred to The Manchester Hospitality Group, San Diego, in his current position as President of the Resort Division.
 
Fluent in English, German and French, Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration from The Hotel Management School, an Annex to University of Kiel in Germany and completed graduate studies in Hotel Administration at Cornell University. Tom is active in several community and professional organizations and serves on the board of directors and executives committee of the San Diego Tourism Authority, Tourism Marketing District, Del Mar Chamber and Forbes Travel Guide.
 
Additionally, Fairmont Austin has named Nenad Praporski Hotel Manager, effective June 1, 2016. In his new role, Nenad will support Managing Director Tom Voss in the overall management and strategic direction of Fairmont Austin, while leading and supporting all operating departments of the new city-center hotel.
 
Nenad joins Fairmont Austin with extensive operational experience in luxury hotels. He was part of the opening team at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay (now Delano), Las Vegas. From there, Nenad joined MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas where he held progressive positions, including Front Desk Manager and Assistant Hotel Manager. Nenad relocated to New York as Front Office Manager, Grand Hyatt New York and was subsequently appointed Director of Rooms, Hyatt Regency Long Island, New York. In 2010, Nenad joined The Grand Del Mar, San Diego as Executive Director of Rooms and in 2015 he relocated to Macau in his most recent position as Executive Director – Hotel Operations, Wynn Palace.
 
Nenad holds his Master of Science, Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as well as a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
 

 About Fairmont Austin
At the heart of the vibrant Central Business District,  Fairmont Austin is uniquely situated alongside the lush greenery of Palm Park and Waller Creek, with exclusive and direct access to the Austin Convention Center. Opening late fall 2017, the 37-story luxury hotel will feature 1,048 richly appointed guest rooms and suites, including exclusive Fairmont Gold rooms and lounge, with picturesque vistas of Lady Bird Lake, the State Capitol and the dramatic cityscape. Boasting a level of service and amenities unrivaled by Austin hotels, guests will indulge in several dining experiences, seasonally heated swimming pool on the 7th floor terrace; full-service salon and spa; state-of-the-art fitness center and nearly 140,000 square feet of total meeting space. The hotel’s towering architectural design embraces Austin’s Green Energy program, while interior elements will showcase the breathtaking Hill Country landscape and rich traditions of Austin’s cultural heritage. Fairmont Austin will engage guests with the city’s famed music scene as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” as well as the area’s celebrated cuisine and diverse artistic lifestyle. Become a fan of Fairmont Austin and follow us on  Facebook,  Linkedin and Instagram . For more information, please call 512-600-2000.
 
About Fairmont
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 Québec 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 fairmont.com
 
For further information, please contact:
Casey Barks
Director of Communications, Fairmont Austin
casey.barks@fairmont.com


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