Philip Barnes Appointed to Leadership Role at Fairmont Century Plaza
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts named Philip Barnes Regional Vice President, Southern California and General Manager of the Fairmont Century Plaza. Barnes brings more than four decades of international hospitality experience to his role at the revitalized property set to debut next month.
Barnes has worked across five continents in some of the world’s most sought-after destinations. He joins Fairmont Century Plaza from his most recent position as Managing Director and Regional Vice President, The Savoy in London, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, where he has been stationed since 2016.
Over his career, Barnes has held a number of positions with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, including, Regional Vice President Middle East, Regional Vice President Pacific Northwest and General Manager Fairmont Pacific Rim, as well as Regional Vice President and General Manager roles in both Canada and the Middle East.
Barnes also spent more than ten years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and also served at Stamford Hotels & Resorts in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.