Paul S. Tormey brings more than three decades of hospitality leadership to his position as Regional Vice President, California for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and General Manager of the brand’s flagship property, Fairmont San Francisco.
In addition to managing Fairmont San Francisco, he will oversee Fairmont hotels and resorts in California including Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, Fairmont San Jose, Fairmont Newport Beach and Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica.
Mr. Tormey arrives in the Bay Area from Boston, Massachusetts, where he most recently held the post of Regional Vice President and General Manager at Fairmont Copley Plaza. In that position, he managed the operation of the historic Fairmont Copley Plaza, where he lead the property through a more than $20 million renovation and restoration; while overseeing operations for Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, Fairmont Pittsburgh, and the legendary Plaza Hotel in New York.
Mr. Tormey joined Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in 1999 as Hotel Manager of The Plaza Hotel in New York. Following that position, he became General Manager at Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Bermuda (2001). Before joining Fairmont Copley Plaza, Mr. Tormey served as General Manager at Fairmont Chateau Whistler, British Columbia, rated the #1 ski resort in North America and #1 golf course resort in Canada.
Active in the local community, Mr. Tormey served on the board of the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and on the advisory board of the Shaw School of Hospitality at Boston University, where he was often a guest speaker. He also shared his expertise as a member of the board with the Massachusetts Lodging Association, which named Tormey General Manager of the Year (2014). He also proudly commits his time as chairman of the board for Friends of Copley Square, which works with the city to maintain and beautify Copley Square.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University, Tormey embarked on a hospitality career with Sheraton Hotels where he worked in positions of increasing responsibility from 1980-1999.
Paul and his wife will reside in San Francisco. A self-proclaimed oenophile, Paul also enjoys sailing, golfing and skiing.