Fairmont Raffles FRHI announces seven new properties in Middle East, Africa
FRHI Hotels & Resorts (Fairmont / Raffles / Swissotel) announces 7 new developments in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Nigeria.
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Raffles Jeddah – 180 guestrooms and 188 branded residences. The property will offer special wedding suites for newlyweds, a great number of recreational options such as a library, penthouse-level entertainment suite, and a 1,200 sqm spa and fitness club with an indoor ladies-only pool. The hotel will also have state-of-the-art event and meeting facilities including a 1,000 sqm ballroom overlooking the corniche and 750 square meters of meeting space.
Swissôtel Jeddah – Set in the bustling Palestine Road, the hotel will have 350 guestrooms, executive rooms and suites, a variety of innovative and trendy dining options, 2,500 square meters of meeting and conference space, and a 1,200 sqm Pürovel Spa and Sport centre with indoor and outdoor pools.
United Arab Emirates
Swissôtel Jaddaf – Just minutes away from the Dubai International Airport and close to the Princess Haya Children’s Hospital, the hotel will have 276 guestrooms and suites, 1,600 square meters of ultra-contemporary meeting and conference space and a Pürovel Spa & Sport, with a philosophy inspired by the Alpine seasons. The five star Swissotel will anchor the Al Jaddaf mixed-use development envisioned by Aabar Properties to also include two other hotels, serviced apartments, residential and retail facilities.
Fairmont Citystars Sharm el Sheikh – Part of the first phase, including extensive retail, residential apartments and the largest Crystal Lagoon in the world. The property, scheduled to open in 2015, includes a Fairmont hotel and residential development with 457 guestrooms and 232 residences.
Swissôtel Citystars Sharm el Sheikh – The project’s second phase includes the first Swissôtel in Egypt with 400 guestrooms and suites overlooking the Crystal Lagoon. This will stand alongside retail space and 400 residences due to open in 2016.
Raffles Citystars Sharm el Sheikh – A luxury offering of 250 guestrooms and 50 residential villas facing a private lagoon, the hotel will feature a 2,500 sqm banquet and conference island, retail souks, a “La Croisette” leisure and retail promenade and a Colin Montgomery 18-hole championship golf course.
Fairmont Lagos – With 220 guestrooms and suites, 50 residences, a Fairmont Gold lounge and an art gallery, the hotel will showcase a diversity of handmade arts and crafts including beautifully carved wooden furniture and statues alongside colourful paintings. A 3,800 sqm meeting and conference area will cater to the needs of the business community, while a 1,800 sqm Willow Stream Spa will offer authentic treatment options and an extensive menu of relaxation programming.