Photo - Philma Gomes - Fairmont KenyaFairmont Hotels and Resorts Kenya has appointed Philma Gomes as director of sales for South Africa. Philma brings with her a wealth of experience from the South African hospitality industry having previously held the position of director of sales and marketing at The Westin Cape Town, and more recently as director of sales and marketing at the award winning Cape Grace in Cape Town.

“Ms Gomes is a hospitality visionary with a proven track record that matches the standards of excellence synonymous with the Fairmont brand. We are excited to have Philma on board and look forward to leveraging our footprint and growing our business in the South African market through her expertise in these very important segments,” says director of sales and marketing Eva Mwangi.

Philma will be responsible for driving sales from the South African market into Kenya for the three iconic hotels including Fairmont The Norfolk, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, and Fairmont Mara Safari Club; with combined facilities including 290 guestrooms and suites, 51 luxury tents and over 10 food and beverage outlets.

“I am happy to join such an outstanding team in my new position at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. My role will be viewed as being an extension of the Fairmont Kenya family, and my expertise, strategic vision and vast network of relationships will certainly aim to deliver the highest standards of quality for the group,” comments Philma.

Based in Cape Town, she will have a predominant focus on the corporate and MICE markets.