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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Fairmont to debut in Jaipur, Baku, Kyiv

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced it will debut in three new destinations next year and add more than 1,300 rooms around the world. In the first half of the year, the hotel chain plans to open the Fairmont Jaipur with 199 rooms, nine villas and a Presidential Suite.

In addition it will open a property in Baku, Azerbaijan, which is host nation for the Eurovision Song Contest next year. it will have 318 rooms and is based in the Flame Towers, a multi-use building overlooking the Caspian Sea. Meanwhile, Fairmont will also be targeting football fans with the opening of Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv in Ukraine, the first luxury hotel in the city.

“International growth is a key focus at Fairmont and I fully expect 2012 to be a busy year for us,” said Jennifer Fox, president of Fairmont.  “With hotels like The Savoy in London, The Plaza in New York, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel, we already watch over some of the world’s top addresses, so to be going into several new and exciting markets, with assets that are truly one-of-a-kind, is very exciting”.

The hotel chain is also set to open the 300-room Fairmont Makati, Philippines later in the year and the Fairmont Palm Jumeirah. Projects are also being developed in Saudi Arabia, Russia, Fujairah and China as well as the key Europe, Asia, Middle East and African markets.
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