TORONTO — Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Raffles Hotels & Resorts properties are popping up all over the globe, from Europe (Warsaw’s Raffles Europejski in 2017), to the U.S. (Fairmont Austin in 2017) and Mexico (Fairmont Costa Canuva in 2018).
The new 250-room Fairmont Costa Canuva is slated to open in picturesque Riviera Nayarit in late 2018, within the new master-planned seaside community known as Costa Canuva. Set on kilometres of pristine beach, just north of Punta Mita and approximately 40 miles north of Puerto Vallarta International Airport, the development complements Fairmont Mayakoba on Mexico’s opposite coast.
In Poland, the new Raffles Europejski is scheduled to open in late 2017, bringing a new luxury hotel to this up and coming European destination. Located in Warsaw’s historic district, next to the Presidential Palace, the 103-room hotel will be a significant restoration of a landmark building.
In Texas, the new Fairmont Austin, the first hotel providing direct access to the Austin Convention Center, recently unveiled the first look at its guestroom design. The US$350 million concept now accommodates additional upscale features reflective of Fairmont’s luxury design and service aesthetics, including pillow top mattresses with crisp French duvets, premium thread count linens and floor-to-ceiling windows. The property is set to open August 2017.
Meanwhile over a dozen iconic properties across the Americas are undertake significant refurbishment projects. Victoria’s Fairmont Empress has undertaken a large-scale two-year renovation to renovate all guestrooms, featuring modern luxury and upscale design inspired by Vancouver Island’s nature of gardens and the sea. And Bermuda’s iconic harbourside resort, Hamilton Princess & Club, recently celebrated the completion of the third and final phase of its $100 million restoration. The two-year process has completely transformed the 400-room property.