New GM for Fairmont St Andrews

Fairmont St Andrews, the five-star 520-acre estate in St Andrews, Scotland, has today announced the appointment of Kai Winkler as the property’s General Manager.

In his new role, Kai will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of operational functions at the luxury hotel, including providing strategic guidance to achieve Fairmont’s vision and implementing organizational processes for all divisions.

Kai joins the St Andrews team with a vision and ambition to solidify the hotel’s position as one of the finest golf resorts in Europe.

Joining the Fairmont brand in 2016 as the General Manager of Fairmont Quasar, Istanbul, Kai led the team in establishing a flagship Fairmont property before moving onto coveted leadership roles at Fairmont The Palm, Dubai and the Fairmont Golden Prague where he oversaw the start of a €100m renovation project which will culminate in the hotel’s opening in 2024.

A German national and a seasoned hotelier, Kai brings almost three decades of experience to his new position in Scotland.

Kai enthused, “I am thrilled and honored to be joining this internationally iconic country estate as we embark on a new chapter or this much-loved Scottish resort hotel.

'I am looking forward to leading a diverse team to continue Fairmont St Andrews’ reign as one of the finest country retreats and further enhance the guest experience by creating unforgettable moments through unparalleled luxury and service.”

St Andrews is globally known as the home of golf and Fairmont St Andrews comes with two championship golf courses, as well as an extensive spa and wellness offering, family activities, dining options for all tastes, and a magnificent clifftop location on the Fife coast.