Fairmont opening property in Agra

i By May 10, 2023 No Comments

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will open its first property in Agra in 2025.

The hospitality company is partnering with Shekhar Resorts Limited to bring the brand to the city, which is home to the Taj Mahal (shown above), the world-renowned, 17th-century mausoleum complex.

Fairmont Agra will be situated on the banks of the Yamuna River, approximately two kilometers from the Taj Mahal, which is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The property will offer 205 rooms, including 44 suites.

“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,” said Anuj Jain, director of Shekhar Resorts Limited, 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.”

“This is a great addition to our brand portfolio,” said 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.”

In India, Fairmont already operates the Fairmont Jaipur and will open additional hotels in Udaipur, Mumbai and Shimla Fagu over the next two years.

“Fairmont is gaining momentum in India, with four exciting new properties under development,” adds Willis. “With Agra on the horizon, the brand will complete India’s northern Golden Triangle, alongside Jaipur and Udaipur.”