The Real Deal Miami

Turnberry dismisses Fairmont as operator of Miami hotel

August 30, 2011 01:09PM


C. Scott Rohm, president of Turnberry Associates hotel group, and the
Turnberry Isle Hotel & Resort

Turnberry Associates, the owner of the Turnberry Isle Hotel & Resort near Miami, dismissed Fairmont Hotels & Resorts as the luxury hotel’s manager and brand this past Sunday and intends to run the 392-room resort independently, the Wall Street Journal reported.
“We’ve had a long relationship with Fairmont Hotels and thank the company for its efforts,” said C. Scott Rohm, president of Turnberry Associates’ Turnberry Hotel Group. “However, it is time for change at Turnberry Isle Hotel & Resort.”
Fairmont representatives declined to comment on the Turnberry situation.
Turnberry built the hotel in the 1970s, reacquired it in 2006 and spent $150 million renovating it. It was apparently unsatisfied with Fairmont’s attempts to market the property. [WSJ]