India to host another international hotel brand

India is set to host another internationally acclaimed hotel brand, Fairmont.

Fairmont has made an announcement saying that it will open its Fairmont Jaipur location in India. Located in Rajastan, the launch will mark the company’s entry into the country.

Also known as the Pink City, Jaipur is the capital and largest city of Rajasthan and is well known for its impressive palaces, fortresses and ethnic and traditional culture. The 255-room hotel will adopt a traditional Mughal palace design. Rooms have been designed to merge modernity with the cultural characteristics of Jaipur.

The hotel company said that the facility would offer a number of restaurants and bars that would provide a range of flavours and tastes. Several restaurants will be available, including Zarin for Indian cuisine, an all-day dining restaurant, Zoya, a tea lounge, Anjum, and a Masala Chai (tea) station and a library bar, called Aza. There will also be a smoking room, Cigar Diwan.

The hotel has a 5,500 sq m meeting space for corporate needs, and a 1,300 sq m Willow Stream Spa. Guests can enjoy the cultural elements of Jaipur within the hotel or take guided tours of the city’s streets.

A spokesperson for the hotel said, ‘Jaipur offers not only a strong leisure product but the conference centre at our resort and other properties developing nearby will allow the city to capture the MICE and events market, which is a core competency of Fairmont. We believe India is well poised for healthy growth in both the luxury leisure and business travel markets.’

The hotel also said that it would make an introductory package called ‘seeing is believing’ available until October 31, 2012.


Fairmont Hotels Announces New Fairmont Austin Hotel

Canada-based Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will be opening a new Fairmont Hotel in Austin, US, in 2015.

The company has entered into an agreement to operate the new Fairmont Austin, which will open in three years time. The new hotel, to be developed for an investment of £226.5 million, will be located close to the Austin Convention Centre, and will be featuring around 1,000 guestrooms and suites.

The 50-story hotel is being developed by Manchester Texas Financial Group LLC (MTFG), and will also be providing around 70,000 square feet of function space

Doug Manchester, the president of MTFG, said, ‘Fairmont represents one of the strongest and most luxurious brands in the hospitality industry. Our alliance with Fairmont will establish a new high water mark for convention centre hotels industry-wide. We diligently set out to find the right operator that was willing to go above and beyond with a special vision tailored for the Austin market. Fairmont is doing just that.’

The hotel will generate around 1,000 permanent jobs to the Austin market, once it is operational.

Jennifer Fox, the president of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, said, ‘For over a century, Fairmont has been host to legendary meetings and special events across the globe and we are excited to bring our broad range of experience in the meetings arena to this project. Austin is currently seeing tremendous interest and growth in the convention market and with its reputation as a dynamic, vibrant capital city will be a great addition to our portfolio.’