Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced the signing of a new property in Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guests can expect an incredible experience seamlessly blending outstanding hospitality with the enticing beauty of one of India’s most legendary destinations. Guests can expect an incredible experience seamlessly blending outstanding hospitality with the enticing beauty of one of India’s most legendary destinations.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Shekhar Resorts Limited, introducing the first Fairmont in Agra.
“We are delighted to partner with Fairmont, an iconic luxury brand within the Accor Group. Given Accor’s expertise in luxury hospitality management and knowledge of the markets they operate in, we found Fairmont and Accor as the most adept partners to manage the upcoming Fairmont Agra. We believe that the property will stand out and elevate the luxury hospitality experience in Agra and northern India. We are excited to start our first partnership with Fairmont and Accor and to bring the most unique and memorable experiences to our guests,” says Anuj Jain, Director of Shekhar Resorts Limited, Agra.
The Taj Mahal is approximately two kilometres from Fairmont Agra, offering guests convenient access to this outstanding architectural achievement. The hotel is located in the populous city of Agra, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of the Yamuna River. It is just two hours away from the bustling capital city of New Delhi.
“This is a great addition to our brand portfolio,” says Mark Willis, CEO of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. “Fairmont Agra will be situated in one of the most awe-inspiring destinations in the world, and I am confident that its strategic location, architecture, and breathtaking views will make it one of our top iconic properties. With the brand’s exceptional standards, Fairmont Agra is set to offer an unforgettable experience to its guests.”
Fairmont is one of Accor‘s leading luxury hotel brands with more than a century of history. Its iconic hotels include The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, and Fairmont Royal Palm in Marrakech. Over the next two years, Fairmont will open other hotels in Udaipur, Mumbai, and Shimla Fagu in addition to the luxurious Fairmont Jaipur, already operating in India.
Willis adds: “Fairmont is gaining momentum in India, with four exciting new properties under development. With Agra on the horizon, the brand will complete India’s northern Golden Triangle, alongside Jaipur and Udaipur.”