Fairmont Appoints New Director

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Pierre-Louis Renou Fairmont Monte Carlo

Pierre-Louis Renou. Photo: Fairmont Monte-Carlo

The Fairmont Monte-Carlo sits on the location of the original Monte-Carlo train station with its Tir au Pigeons, a pigeon shooting ring on the roof that operated from 1872 until 1960, and drew an elite crowd of aristocrats and heads of state. The hotel was constructed partly on 15-meter pillars jutting out over the sea and inaugurated in August 1975 by Princess Grace.

For the past thirteen years it has been run by Xavier Rugeroni, who will retire on November 15. Pierre-Louis Renou has been appointed the new managing director of the Fairmont Monte Carlo and regional vice-president of Accor Luxury Hotels in Spain, Portugal and Italy.

From mid-November Renou will oversee the operations of the Fairmont Monte Carlo, including guest satisfaction, employee engagement and financial performance.

Renou, a graduate of Glion Institute in Switzerland, has a long list luxury brands listed on his CV (Concorde Hotels, Hilton, Sofitel and Groupe Barrière in Europe and North America) and was Area General Manager of Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes from 2013 while also overseeing Le Gray d’Albion in Cannes and the opening of Le Carl Gustaf property in St Barth.

“His luxury background, his extensive network locally and internationally, together with his leadership and ability to engage teams and sales skills, will be key to rejuvenating this iconic hotel of the Mediterranean coastline,” commented Marc Dardenne, COO Accor Europe Luxury Brands.

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Nancy Heslin is an established journalist and lifestyle writer. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Monaco magazine (bimonthly in English) , since the magazine's 2nd issue . Launched in November 2018, Forbes Monaco is part of the Forbes family, with its 7 million readers and 71 million monthly website visitors worldwide.