Accor continues to expand its luxury footprint in India with the signing of Fairmont Udaipur, located in the historical city of Udaipur, in the state of Rajasthan, which is set to open in 2024. The agreement was signed in partnership with Keystone Resorts, a real estate development company set on increasing their footprint in hospitality.
At the signing event, Mark Willis, Chief Executive Officer India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey for Accor, said, “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.”
With a unique location along a hillside, with an exclusive access to the forest reserve, the property is spread over 16 acres of land, offering guests an unparalleled view of the city. Featuring 340 guest rooms 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.
Aniruddh Kumar, VP Development, Accor India & South Asia, commented, “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.”
On the signing, Somesh Agarwal, Keystone Resorts stated, “We are excited to enter into this partnership with Accor and are pleased to bring unparalleled luxury to Udaipur with its first Fairmont property.” 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. With six more properties in the pipeline set to open next year, Accor is focused on providing guests with an unparalleled and diverse offering across India.