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Publish Date: 08-Feb-2012

Vancouver Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Vancouver, BC, February 6th, 2012 – With over 35 years of hotel experience and over a decade in the windy city of Chicago, Andre Zotoff relocates to the milder climates of Vancouver and will be taking over the helm of Vancouver’s beloved, castle in the city.

Andre’s love for the outdoors, mountains and ocean made the move to Vancouver a smooth transition. “I am thrilled to be representing such an iconic hotel,” says Andre Zotoff. “The Hotel is so rich in history and is located in the centre of the city. I’m looking forward to strengthening the legacy and be a part of the future.”

A native of Munich, Germany, Andre began his career in hospitality as a culinary apprentice in 1977 working for top toques in Munich, Germany. Following his apprenticeship, Andre joined the Inter-Continental Hotels kitchen brigade as Sous Chef at the Hotel InterContinental in Berlin, Germany. In 1990, Andre headed to the Great White North as Executive Chef of the InterContinental, Toronto. Then into the United States as Regional Director, Food & Beverage for InterContinental Hotels where he oversaw the 5 properties in New York City.

In 2001, Andre then joined Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Chicago as Director, Food & Beverage. His international hotel experience, dedication and drive for success made for a quick and easy transition into his next role as Hotel Manager, where he managed all the day-to-day operations of the hotel.  In 2007, Andre was appointed as General Manager, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. “Andre is an international Hotelier whose knowledge and experience will be of tremendous benefit to one of Vancouver’s most important Hotel’s and the Tourism Industry as a whole.” Says Philip Barnes, Regional Vice President, Pacific Northwest. “We look forward to welcoming Andre to the Pacific Northwest team.”

When not at work, Andre loves hitting the slopes, enjoying a very active outdoor lifestyle including biking, running and yoga; and most importantly, being surrounded by good company.

Located in world-class destinations around the globe, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. With more than 60 hotels, Fairmont is known as much for its warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences, as its classic hotels that imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication and social importance and are often considered destinations in their own right. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit

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