Accor has announced the expansion of its Fairmont Hotels & Resorts portfolio in India with the signing of Fairmont Shimla Fagu. The property, which will be newly constructed on a 2.5-acre hilltop plot at the height of 2,400 metres in Fagu, Shimla, is expected to begin serving guests in 2026.
The 105-key luxury resort will be the fourth Fairmont property in India after the 2012 opening of Fairmont Jaipur, Fairmont Mumbai, which is now being built, and Fairmont Udaipur.
RTM Hotels Private Limited, an SPV promoted by the Nagrath family, a business entity with interests in hospitality and real estate in Northern India, and Accor are collaborating on Fairmont Shimla Fagu.
Vinod Nagrath, director of 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.”
On the signing, Mark Willis, CEO of 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.”
Aniruddh Kumar, VP of 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.”