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Wed, 11 May 2016

Fairmont Signs Two Luxury Hotels in Morocco and Saudi Arabia

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has signed two new luxury hotel developments in Morocco and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The two new projects include Fairmont Taghazout Bay, Morocco and Fairmont Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, which are both scheduled to open before 2020.

The development of these two properties will see Fairmonts portfolio in the Middle East, Africa and India (MEAI) region increase to 20 hotels by 2020, more than doubling the regional pipeline.

The market for luxury accommodations in Morocco and Saudi Arabia is growing at a rapid pace with an excellent outlook for investment performance, said Sami Nasser, senior vice president of operations for FRHI in the Middle East, Africa and India (MEAI). "We are happy to increase our presence and our commitment to these dynamic regions and look forward to successfully launching these new hotels while continuing to explore future development opportunities throughout the region and globally.

Fairmont Taghazout Bay

Scheduled to open in 2019, the project is situated in Taghazout Bay, a 615-hectare seaside resort located 18 km north of Agadir on the Atlantic coast.

The hotel sits on 180,000 square meters (1.9m square feet), of beachfront adjacent to the 18-hole golf course designed by Kyle Phillips which was completed in 2014.

Fairmont Taghazout Bay will feature 155 guestrooms, with sea facing views, in addition to 52 Fairmont branded waterfront villas, to be released for sale later this year.

The resort will boast over 2,500 square meters (27,000 square feet) of meeting space and a Fairmont spa with fitness facilities. A range of culinary offerings will include an all-day dining restaurant, lobby lounge, specialty restaurant and beach pool bar and grill.

The resort is a short distance away from the international airport of Agadir as well as the main highway network linking the city to neighboring tourist spots, Marrakech (250 km) and Casablanca (450 km).

Fairmont Al Khobar

Currently in development and set to open in 2020, Fairmont Al Khobar will be situated in Al Khobar on the coast of the Persian Gulf.

The area, together with the neighboring cities of Dammam and Dhahran, form the Dammam Metropolitan Area, the capital of the Eastern Province.

In addition to the 240 guestrooms and 12 serviced residences, the property will feature over 4,000 square meters (approximately 43,000 square feet) of meeting and conference space including one of the largest ballrooms in the province.

A variety of food and beverage offerings including a vibrant lobby lounge, specialty restaurant and gourmet pastry caf plus a range of wellness and fitness facilities, including a spa, will be available.

The hotel will be situated in a high-end commercial area of the city between the Al Khobar Corniche and the Central Business District (CBD), surrounded by parks, restaurants and shopping centers.

The King Fahd Causeway, the citys major transport route directly connected to neighboring Bahrain, is 10 minutes away from the development while King Fahd International Airport is just a short distance away. 

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