DENVER, CO (January 21, 2015) Inspirato, the world’s largest destination club, has announced that Jennifer Fox, president of FRHI Hotels & Resorts, International Division and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, has been named to the company’s Board of Directors. Fox has been president of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand known for operating some of the world’s most storied hotel properties, since 2011. She also holds the role of president, International Division for FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), the parent company of Fairmont and its sister brands Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts.
“We’ve enjoyed a very long and successful history with Fairmont and have always admired the brand,” says Brad Handler, co-founder and chairman of Inspirato. “When an opportunity came up to add to the Board, it made sense to look to Fairmont and their senior leaders. After a few conversations with Jennifer, it was clear she would be an excellent addition to our team.”
Fox is coming to Inspirato with more than 25 years of experience in the luxury, resort and business segments of the hospitality industry, with an extensive background in hotel operations, brand development, marketing and hotel brand and market repositioning. She also has extensive experience as a general manager, having run some of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in the world including the InterContinental Hong Kong, which she rebranded from the Regent, and the Orchid at Mauna Lani (now a Fairmont), which she rebranded from Ritz Carlton.
Prior to joining FRHI, Mrs. Fox spent 10 years at InterContinental Hotels Group, where she was chief operating officer responsible for operations, financial performance, talent management and service delivery for all IHG brands of owned, managed and leased hotels across more than 20 countries spanning Europe, North Africa and Russia. She has lived and worked in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia and has developed a global network of luxury and industry related contacts, including strong connections in the media, owner and investment communities. Fox holds a doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the International School of Management in Paris, France, and an MBA from Baylor University, Texas USA.
“I am very honored to be joining the board and look forward to sharing my guidance, leadership and insights with the Inspirato team, especially in the areas of the affluent consumer and luxury experiences,” says Jennifer Fox, president International and president, Fairmont Brand, FRHI Hotels & Resorts. “This is an ideal fit, as Inspirato and our company’s luxury hotels share very similar approaches to delivering personalized service and understand the need to create bespoke and memorable experiences for luxury travelers worldwide.”
The Inspirato board currently includes Brad Handler, founder and chairman of the board of Inspirato; Brent Handler, founder and CEO of Inspirato; Ted Schlein, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Todd Chaffee, partner at Institutional Venture Partners, both representatives of Inspirato investors; as well as Scot Sellers, retired CEO of Archstone. In her new role with Inspirato, Fox will work alongside her fellow board members to ensure an exceptional member experience and further Inspirato’s success.
Launched in 2011 and now the largest destination club in the world with hundreds of luxury vacation choices in nearly 100 sought-after destinations, Inspirato is the luxury vacation solution for discerning travelers seeking a superior alternative to hotels, resorts and online villa rentals. In March 2013, Inspirato announced a partnership with American Express and the destination club’s new name, “Inspirato with American Express.” Inspirato with American Express is a private club that provides its members exclusive access to the Inspirato Signature Collection of luxury vacation homes, experiences and VIP offerings. At the heart of the Signature Collection are Inspirato Signature Residences, uniquely wonderful vacation homes fully managed and controlled by Inspirato for the exclusive use of its members. Inspirato members also enjoy Inspirato’s Signature Service every time they travel to one of the club’s Signature Residences, including the attention of a dedicated Personal Vacation Advisor to help them plan their trip, an onsite Destination Concierge to assist them during their stay, and daily housekeeping and pre-arrival grocery shopping. Learn more by visiting inspirato.com, calling (888) 827-9561, and following Inspirato on Facebook and Twitter.
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