Fairmont Riyadh Hotel appoints new GM

Fairmont Riyadh Hotel appoints new GM

Rolf Lippuner will lead development and product innovation 

Fairmont Riyadh has announced the appointment of industry expert Rolf Lippuner as its new general manager. 

Boasting a career of more than three decades, Lippuner’s vast experience includes recently serving as CEO and chief of Asset Operations at AlUla Development Company, managing partner and head of ethics at Crown & Co, and general manager at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh.

In his new role as general manager at Fairmont Riyadh, Lippuner will leverage his experience in the hospitality industry, along with his multinational and multicultural understanding of business environments and entrepreneurship to lead development and product innovation, and mentor the team. 

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Speaking about his appointment, Lippuner said: “This appointment presents an incredible opportunity to contribute to the realisation of the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to diversify the economy, create new opportunities, and promote tourism. 

"I'm particularly passionate about the Fairmont brand and its intrinsic people culture. I look forward to working closely with the talented team at the Fairmont Riyadh to create memorable experiences for our guests while supporting the growth and development of the hospitality sector in Saudi Arabia.” 


A strong advocate for conscious business, Lippuner champions ethics, integrity and people development as the foundation behind any successful business. 

His mentorship is intended to elevate Fairmont Riyadh to new heights while fostering and nurturing a collaborative work environment.

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