Management Appointment Waldorf Astoria Hotels

Allan Federer Named Managing Director of Grand Wailea on Maui

The pools of Grand Wailea
The pools of Grand Wailea

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Veteran hotelier Allan C. Federer has been appointed managing director of the iconic Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, effective July 24, 2017. Federer will oversee the operations of the 40-acre resort on the island of Maui, Hawaii, including 776 guest rooms, seven restaurants and 110,000 square feet of meeting space, reporting directly to Pascal Duchauffour, area vice president of operations-Luxury Hotels, The Americas.

Federer joins Grand Wailea after holding senior leadership positions at luxury properties throughout the world for more than 30 years.

Most recently, Federer was general manager at Fairmont Raffles Hotels' Hamilton Princess & Beach Club in Bermuda where he guided the hotel through a three-year, $150 million renovation. Prior to that, Federer was general manager for hotels operated by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in such locations as Moscow, Dubai, Ireland, Singapore, Istanbul, Montreal and the United States.

A former native of Canada, Federer started his career with Fairmont Hotels and moved on to York Hannover Hotels, Kanata Hotels Ltd, Gencom Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Ramada International Hotels & Resorts and other Canada-based hotel operators.

Jerry Gibson, area vice president, Hilton Hawaii said, "We are delighted to welcome Allan to our team here in Hawaii. He has done an exemplary job leading numerous upscale hotels and resorts; we look forward to his taking the helm at Grand Wailea."

Federer has a Dip. D.E.C. in hotel and restaurant management from LaSalle College in Montreal, Quebec. He also completed the Advanced Management Program and Center for Professional Development at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, N.Y. 

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