Former Fairmont Sonoma GM to lead the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

The lobby of the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. Photo credit: Marriott International

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco appointed Rick Corcoran as GM. Corcoran joins the property from the The Fairmont Sonoma (Calif.) Mission Inn.

During his past six years in Sonoma, Corcoran successfully guided his team through a multimillion-dollar renovation, repositioning the hotel as a luxury resort in the Sonoma Valley. In his new role at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, which completed a transformative renovation in March 2015, Corcoran will oversee all facets of the property and serve as head executive to management and hotel staff.

Corcoran’s 30-year industry career began as a culinarian at Fairmont Chateau Frontenac, in his hometown of Québec City, Québec, Canada. Expanding his culinary passion, Corcoran held increasingly progressive roles in food and beverage at properties such as Fairmont Chateau Frontenac, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu and Fairmont San Francisco, before accepting the position of hotel manager at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, British Columbia. 

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His tenure in Vancouver encompassed numerous responsibilities, from developing several guest service programs that were later implemented in various Fairmont properties world-wide to leading his staff during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Additionally, Corcoran was acting GM at the following locations: Fairmont Dubai, Fairmont Battery Wharf and Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. In 2012, his dedication led to his previous appointment as GM of The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn.

Corcoran earned his degree from L’Institut du Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec. He continues to be an active member of the industry and community, serving on the board of Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers and is a member of La Chaine des Rotisseurs.