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BANFF, AB, July 15, 2021 – Chi How Kit has been appointed as Restaurant Executive Chef of The Vermillion Room at Fairmont Banff Springs, effective July 5, 2021. In his new role, he will oversee all aspects of the culinary operation of the hotel’s largest 250-seat venue.

Chef Kit brings over 25 years of experience to Fairmont Banff Springs. He started his career with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts 11 years ago at Fairmont Royal York as a Sous Chef. Chef Kit continued his career as a Sous Chef at Fairmont Tremblant in late 2011, followed by Acting Executive Sous Chef for the hotel in 2013. He then made the move to Fairmont Hotel Vancouver as Banquet Chef from 2013 to 2016, and was named as the hotel’s Executive Sous Chef from 2016 to 2018, followed by Acting Executive Chef from 2018 to 2019. He was most recently named the Executive Chef of Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello in 2019.

“We are delighted to have Chef Kit join our team,” said Fairmont Banff Springs’ Executive Chef Robert Ash. “His passion for delivering the high-end culinary experiences that Fairmont is known for will be an asset for our team and we look forward to showcasing his incredible expertise to our guests.”

The Vermillion Room opened in May 2018 after a multi-million dollar renovation. The all-day dining venue serves dishes with French elegance and Canadian charm paired with an intriguing wine list, hand-crafted cocktails and local beer on tap. An online menu can be viewed here. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 403 762 2211 or by emailing


About Fairmont

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, grand public spaces, locally inspired cuisine and celebrated bars and lounges, Fairmont promises a special brand of thoughtful luxury that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 75 hotels, Fairmont also takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in 4,900 hotels and residences across 110 countries.

About Accor

Accor is a world leading hospitality Group consisting of more than 5,100 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The Group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing luxury and premium brands, midscale and economy offerings, unique Lifestyle concepts, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor also boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 260,000 team members worldwide. Over 68 million members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a daily Lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States. For more information visit or follow Accor on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.


Lynn Henderson 
Regional Director, Public Relations 
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Canada’s Western Mountain Region

Casey Bachand
Communications Manager
Fairmont Banff Springs

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