Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has signed its second
project in India, the Fairmont Jaipur.
Scheduled to open in 2010, the hotel,
located in Rajasthan in the northwest of India, joins Fairmont
Hyderabad as the luxury hotel brand's first forays into the Indian
The property is being developed by Capricorn
Hospitality Investments India and its local partner.
The 248-room hotel will offer guests a variety
of restaurants and bars, including a poolside bar, a 10,000 square
foot Willow Stream spa, and a 5,000 square foot health club.
To accommodate the area's growing meetings
market, there will also be a 48,500 square foot Convention Center
as well as gardens that can host over 1000 guests, perfect for
business functions or weddings.
The building's design will reflect the city's
rich cultural heritage and will be located not
far from the Amber Fort, one of the area's major landmarks.
Jaipur is a popular tourist and meetings
destination, considered part of the "Golden Triangle" travel
circuit, along with Delhi and Agra. Its history dates back almost
three hundred years, and it was the first planned city in India,
resulting in broad avenues and plentiful gardens.
Known as the
"Pink City", as many buildings were painted pink to mark the
arrival of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1876, Jaipur offers charm along with striking architecture, on display
in its many temples, palaces and heritage buildings. Attractions
include the Amber and Jaigarh Forts, which reflect the medieval
architecture of India, and the Jantar Mantar observatory.
is also gaining prominence as a commercial destination, with
established industries in handicrafts, gems, garments and textiles
and future investment from international companies in the
information technology and biotechnology fields.
The Fairmont Jaipur joins another
property opening in 2010, the Fairmont Hyderabad, in the capital
city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The hotel,
conveniently located near the growing business development area of
the city will feature 350 rooms and suites, meeting and function
space and varied recreational facilities.
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