Fairmont eyes 40 hotels in India in five years

NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (AsiaPulse) – Hospitality firm Fairmont
Hotels and Resorts plans to operate about 40 hotels in India in
the next five years across its three brands — Fairmont,
Raffles and Swissotel. “In the next 5-6 years, our strategy is to operate up to six
hotels under Raffles brand, about 8 to 12 Fairmonts and around
20 Swissotels under management contract in India,” Fairmont
(Jaipur) General Manager Atul Lall told reporters here.

He said the firm already operates two hotels in India under
Swissotel brand in Kolkata and Bangalore, and is set to launch
the third property under Fairmont in Jaipur, Rajasthan, in
February next year.

“In the near future we are looking at a host of locations
including Mumbai, Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon,” he said.

The three brands are owned by FRHI Holdings Ltd, a global
hotel company with over 160 hotels in 17 countries.

When asked about pricing, Lall said while a Swissotel is
priced between US$150 and US$200 per person per night, a room
in Fairmont costs anywhere from US$250 to US$450.

“Raffles is priced at around US$600 per person per night,”
he added.

(PTI) cg