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Publish Date: 06-Aug-2018

Sonoma, CA Monday, August 06, 2018

Edward J. Roe brings three decades of hospitality leadership to his position as General Manager, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. 

Mr. Roe returns to Sonoma from his most recent post as General Manager at Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, CA. In that position, he managed the operation of the 53 luxury, private residences, while creating and developing an enviable service-centric culture.

Edward joined Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in 1997 as Director of Front Office at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, AZ.  Following that position, he became Director of Rooms at Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, HI (2002).  Mr. Roe previously worked at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa (2005-2009) where he held the position of Director of Operations. Prior Edward held several executive-level posts with Fairmont including stints at Fairmont Empress, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Always active in the local community, Mr. Roe formerly served as President and Board Member of the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce, as well as President and Board Member of Banff & Lake Louise Hospitality Association.

Paul Tormey, Regional Vice President & General Manager of Fairmont San Francisco shares, “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Mr. Roe back to Sonoma. His 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, proven track record at several prestigious Fairmont properties, and recognized leadership abilities are great contributions.  I am confident that Edward will guide the iconic Wine Country resort to new heights of luxury and guest satisfaction.”

After obtaining a BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) National Higher Diploma in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management from University College Birmingham, Birmingham, England.  Edward began his hospitality career as a Trainee Manager with Metropole Hotels, Brighton, England.

Edward, his wife and three daughters reside in neighboring Marin County. A self-proclaimed oenophile, Edward also enjoys running, cycling and swimming; he has been known to compete in triathlons and other races at any opportunity.  

Renowned for natural mineral waters, unparalleled charm and gracious service, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, is located 40 miles north of the  San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge at 100 Boyes Blvd. in Sonoma Valley, the heart of Northern California’s wine country.  Home to the Michelin-rated Santé dining room, the resort is also a recipient of both the AAA-Four Diamond and Mobil-Four Star Awards. The iconic destination consistently provides the country’s finest European spa experience.  For reservations please call 1-800-441-1414 or (707) 938-9000, or visit the Inn’s website at

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, grand experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, locally inspired cuisine and spirited bars and lounges, Fairmont promises heartfelt luxury that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 75 hotels, Fairmont takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travelers to feel welcome at more than 4,300 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.

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Michelle Heston
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
(707) 939-2477

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