Accor continues luxury expansion in India with signing of Fairmont Shimla Fagu
10 JANUARY 2023 Accor, a world-leading hospitality group with over 430 hotels across India, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, expands its Fairmont Hotels & Resorts portfolio in India with the signing of Fairmont Shimla Fagu. Expected to open its doors in 2026, the property will be newly built on a ~2.5-acre hilltop plot of land at an altitude of 2,400 metres in Fagu, Shimla. The 105-key luxury resort will be the fourth Fairmont property in India, following Fairmont Jaipur, which opened in 2012 , Fairmont Mumbai, which is currently under construction and Fairmont Udaipur.
For Fairmont Shimla Fagu, Accor is partnering with RTM Hotels Private Limited, a SPV promoted by the Nagrath family that has business interests in real estate and hospitality in Northern India.
Vinod Nagrath, Director, RTM Hotels Private Limited commented, “Shimla has always been a major tourism destination for North India and is popularly known as Queen of Hills. Over the last few years and with the development of infrastructure, it has become a preferred destination for domestic luxury travellers and we want to offer discerning customers the very best of luxury hospitality right in the lap of nature. We are very excited to partner with Accor and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts for the launch of Fairmont Shimla Fagu. With 105 keys, a beautiful hillside location, and luxurious amenities, we are looking forward to making Fairmont Shimla Fagu one of the best luxury hotel destinations in Northern India.”
At an elevation of 2,400 metres, Fagu is a picturesque countryside hamlet about 18 kilometres east of Shimla on the way to Theog. The location of the luxurious Fairmont Shimla Fagu enjoys great 360 degree views of lush green valleys on all sides. Once launched, the new property will feature ~5,500 square ft of banqueting and events space, entertainment spaces, an indoor pool and spa, and multiple lavish Food & Beverage outlets with unparalleled culinary experiences. With signature Fairmont services, Fairmont Shimla Fagu will offer a holistic getaway to its guests.
On the signing, Mark Willis, CEO Fairmont Hotels & Resorts mentioned, “This signing is a true milestone for us in the region and for Fairmont Hotel & Resorts to introduce such a unique building in one of the most scenic locations in the country. Being the fourth Fairmont property in India and the first in Himachal, Fairmont Shimla Fagu, with its distinct presence and unique architecture, is set to become an iconic landmark in Shimla.”
Mr. Aniruddh Kumar, VP Development, Accor India & South Asia, commented, “We are delighted to expand our presence in India with the addition of Fairmont Shimla Fagu. We will continue the legacy of our luxury portfolio by providing our guests with grand and enriching experiences.”
Through its unique culinary experiences, entertainment options and wellness offerings, Fairmont Shimla Fagu is bound to become a destination in itself, where guests will be introduced to extraordinary experiences.
Accor currently operates 430 properties (over 93,008 keys) across India, the Middle East, Africa & Turkey, with another 192 properties (over 41,230 keys) in the pipeline.