April 7, 2022

He’s Worked at Fairmont, Sonder, and Airbnb — Now He’s Pioneering The Next Big Thing in Hospitality

He’s Worked at Fairmont, Sonder, and Airbnb — Now He’s Pioneering The Next Big Thing in Hospitality

In just a moment you’ll meet Ryan Killeen — General Manager of The Annex Hotel.
You might call Ryan a child of the hospitality industry.  He grew up traveling the world with his mom who worked in the luxury hotel space, and had the privilege of encounter...


In just a moment you’ll meet Ryan Killeen — General Manager of The Annex Hotel.

You might call Ryan a child of the hospitality industry.  He grew up traveling the world with his mom who worked in the luxury hotel space, and had the privilege of encountering a diverse set of cultures and experiences all around the world. 

Ryan studied hotel management in college, and while in school, he started cleaning bathrooms and making beds with the housekeeping team at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, which was considered Vancouver’s definitive luxury hotel.

His hard work paid off, and when an opportunity to join the opening team in Dubai at Fairmont the Palm arose, Ryan took it!  

After a couple of years, Ryan became interested in the budding space of short-term rentals, so he took jobs at both Sonder and Airbnb. 

But Ryan has always been entrepreneurial so when a new opportunity to join a hospitality start up came his way, he took it.

Tune in to hear the story behind The Annex — a new hospitality concept marrying the best of boutique hotels, Airbnb and cutting edge technology that Ryan and his team are developing.

Book Your Stay at The Annex Hotel Here. Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn Here

 

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