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September 9, 2008updated Feb 11, 2013

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Debuts In India

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

TORONTO – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has been appointed to manage a hotel in Hyderabad, in the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The property joins the company’s collection of landmark hotels as the first Fairmont property to be announced in India.

Opening in 2010, the Fairmont Hyderabad will feature 350 rooms and suites offering an elegant and relaxing atmosphere. Sustainable design will be a hallmark of the hotel, echoing Fairmont’s commitment to responsible tourism. A variety of restaurants and bars will reflect the flavors of the destination and its rich tradition of culinary entertainment for both travelers and local residents to enjoy.

A wide range of meeting and function space can accommodate groups of varying sizes, including a ballroom for up to 800 people, while recreational facilities include a pool and a Willow Stream Spa. The hotel, embodying Fairmont’s spirit of hospitality for more than a century, will serve as a welcoming destination for guests as well as members of the local community as they meet, celebrate or commemorate special occasions.

The hotel is conveniently located near the growing business development area of the city, dubbed Cyberabad, a modern information technology and bio-technology hub and home to some of the most recognized brands in the world.

The historic city of Hyderabad, which dates back more than 400 years, is known for its rich history, culture and architecture including temples, palaces and gardens. Uniquely positioned at the meeting point for North and South India, the destination attracts both leisure and business travelers. Called the city of pearls, Hyderabad is home to products locally hand-crafted and traded for centuries, such as silverware, saris, bangles and handloom-based clothing.

Fairmont is partnering with MMVL Hotels Pvt Ltd., a subsidiary of the Maheshwari Group, a real estate leader in Hyderabad. “We are very pleased to introduce the Fairmont brand to India,” stated Girish Mallpani, CEO, Maheshwari Group. “The company has a strong record of respecting and embracing the history and environment of their communities, and will deliver not only high standards of product and service but a distinctive and welcoming hospitality which celebrates our rich culture.”

Thomas W. Storey, President, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts said, “Announcing this development, our first in India, is an exciting milestone for our company. From the opening of our flagship hotel The Fairmont San Francisco in 1907 to planting a flag in this rapidly developing, global high-tech center, it’s been an incredible journey in hospitality and we look forward to providing rich travel experiences for our guests in our newest destination.”

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Fairmont Hyderabad joins a number of recent announcements across the globe, including Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, South Africa; Fairmont Roco Ki, Dominican Republic; Fairmont Zanzibar, Tanzania and Fairmont Beijing.

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS

A leader in the global hospitality industry, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is an extraordinary collection of luxury hotels, which includes iconic landmarks like the Fairmont Singapore, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Switzerland and New York’s The Plaza. Fairmont hotels are one-of-a-kind properties where sophisticated travellers can discover culturally rich experiences that are authentic to the destination. Situated in some of the most exclusive and pristine areas in the world, Fairmont is committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont’s portfolio includes 56 distinctive hotels, with plans to develop over 20 new properties in the coming years in destinations as diverse as Shanghai, Abu Dhabi and Anguilla.

Fairmont is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 90 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also owns Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.

ABOUT MAHESHWARI GROUP

The Maheshwari Group, a premier property developer in Hyderabad, brings over 20 years of design, construction and management experience to real estate projects. A driving force in property and urban regeneration, the Maheshwari Group is a multi-disciplined developer with large-scale projects in key sectors in the real estate industry: hotel, mixed use, IT Parks, residential and commercial. The portfolio of projects completed or underway includes 30 projects totalling over 3 million square feet of IT Parks and MPM, India’s first ISO 9001:2000 Mall, as well as several hotel products under the Comfort Inn City Park and Quality Inn Residency brands, with an eye to the luxury hotel market. For more information, please visit www.maheshwarigroup.com.

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