The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco Picks Rick Corcoran as New GM

Corcoran’s 30-year industry career began as a culinarian at Fairmont Chateau Frontenac, in his homeland of Québec City, Québec, Canada.

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco chose travel industry veteran Rick Corcoran to be the hotel’s new general manager. Corcoran is travel industry veteran with over 30 years of experience, most recently as the general manager of a Californian luxury resort.

For the past six years, Corcoran has led the team at The Fairmount Sonoma Mission Inn. During his tenure he oversaw a multi-million-dollar renovation. At The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, which also underwent a renovation in March 2015, Corcoran will run the hotel and be head executive to the hotel’s management and staff.

Corcoran started his hotel career at Fairmont Chateau Frontenac and moved up the ranks, working in increasingly higher positions at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu and Fairmont San Francisco. This road led to him working as hotel manager at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in British Columbia. During his time here, he led the staff through the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

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As time went on, Corcoran served as acting general manager for Fairmont Dubai, Fairmont Battery Wharf and Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. This culminated with the position of general manager at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn.

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is its city’s only AAA Five Diamond hotel was rated the top San Francisco hotel by readers of Travel + Leisure in 2016.

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