Kevin Frid, AccorHotels’ North & Central America COO, Is Retiring in 2019

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Kevin Frid, the chief operation officer for AccorHotels’ North and Central America division, announced he plans to retire this upcoming January. Frid will leave with over 36 years under his belt at the company.

Frid started his hospitality career at Delta Hotels in 1982, where he rose to senior vice president before Canadian Pacific Hotels acquired the company in 1998. When Canadian Pacific Hotels merged with Fairmont Hotels, becoming Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Frid moved to Chicago to become the company’s regional vice president for the central United States area. When Fairmont joined FRHI, a hotel company owned by AccorHotels that manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel, he stepped up as president, Americas. For the past five years he has worked in his current role, as COO of AccorHotel’s North & Central America division.

Frid plans to retire on January 31, 2019. AccorHotels North & Central America’s deputy chief executive officer Chris Cahill will continue to lead the department. Frid will work with Cahill, as well as the rest of the division’s senior leadership, to ensure a smooth transition.

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AccorHotels is a worldwide travel and lifestyle group that offers over 4,600 hotels, resorts and residences in 100 different countries. The company has also expanded to the luxury private residence rental business, offering over 10,000 properties around the world.

This article originally appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.

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