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Accor to open second Fairmont property in India in the city of Udaipur

Accor has announced the signing of Fairmont Udaipur Palace, second Fairmont property in India after Fairmont Jaipur. The property is scheduled to open in 2024.

Fairmont Udaipur Palace will have a unique location along a hillside, with an exclusive access to the forest reserve. The property will be spread over 16 acres of land, offering guests an unparalleled view of the city.

With the aim to provide unforgettable experiences, Fairmont’s distinctive collection of unrivalled hotels reflects our belief in giving world-class service to guests who appreciate unique locations. As we are witnessing a rising demand for luxury experiences in India, and as the leading hospitality group in the country, we aim to stay ahead of the curve. The new Fairmont Udaipur Palace will continue to showcase our commitment to offering a place for occasions and unmatched guest experiences at the most beautiful locations around the country. We couldn’t think of a better city than Udaipur for Fairmont –a city steeped in culture and has a rich heritage that offers the perfect setting for the hotel.

said Mark Willis, Chief Executive Officer – India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Accor.

The hotel will feature 340 guest rooms and suites with over 100,000 sq.ft of banqueting and events space, a variety of outdoor venues, recreational spaces, dining facilities and Fairmont’s signature Spa, offering luxurious one-of-a-kind holistic wellness experiences.

We are delighted to expand our presence in Udaipur by adding another property within the Fairmont brand. We will continue the legacy of our luxury portfolio by providing our guests with unique and enriching experiences.

said Aniruddh Kumar, Vice President – Development, India & South Asia, Accor.

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We are excited to enter into this partnership with Accor and are pleased to bring unparalleled luxury to Udaipur with its first Fairmont property.

said Somesh Agarwal, Keystone Resorts Pvt Ltd (a real estate development company with which Accor has partnered with for this hotel).

The signing of the project further strengthens Accor’s already dominant position in India, with its existing 56 properties across a selection of brands, including Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, ibis and ibis Styles. Accor will open 6 more properties in India in the coming year.

Udaipur is rapidly becoming a crowded market

In the past few years, Udaipur has been a focus city for luxury hotel brands. The city of lakes, as it is famously known, is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Rajasthan and the whole of India.

Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, one of the best hotel groups in the world, has two luxury resorts in Udaipur – Oberoi Udaivilas Resort and Spa and Trident Udaipur. Taj Hotels has 3 hotels in the city – Taj Lake Palace, Taj Fateh Prakash Palace and Taj Aravali Resort and Spa. Leela Hotels and Resorts manages The Leela Palace Udaipur. Accor itself opened India’s first Raffles in Udaipur last year.

Upcoming luxury hotels in Udaipur include Marriott’s JW Marriott Udaipur Resort and Spa, Hyatt’s Hyatt Regency Udaipur and ITC’s Momentos by ITC Hotels, Ekaaya Udaipur.

Accor will also open a Raffles property in Jaipur sometime soon. So that will mean that both Udaipur and Jaipur will each have a Fairmont and Raffles property.

Featured image by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

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