Fairmont to open four new hotels in the Middle East

The parent company for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, FRHI, expects to open luxury properties in Saudi Arabia, Fujairah, Jordan and Sharm El Sheikh this year.

“Our pipeline growth in the MEAI and Saudi Arabia, in particular, remains a key focus for our world-leading luxury hotel brands,” said Sami Nasser, senior vice president, operations, Middle East, Africa and India for FRHI.

FRHI properties set to open in 2016 and the beginning of 2017 include Fairmont Riyadh Business Gate – Saudi Arabia, Fairmont Amman – Jordan, Fairmont Citystars Sharm el Sheikh – Egypt and Fairmont Fujairah – UAE.

The company said that looking beyond 2017, FRHI has a number of hotel development projects underway in markets like China and Africa which are set to open over the next five years.

The company added that it remains focused on international expansion for all three brands with particular emphasis on key markets in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Openings include Swissotel Jeddah in 2017, Raffles Jeddah in 2018 and Swissôtel Al Khobar in 2020.

Fairmont Amman, Jordan