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Fairmont to Open Its First Hotel in India in August

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July 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM | by | ()

Looks like Andaz isn't the only brand heading for India: in August, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will open the Fairmont Jaipur, its first in the country.

Perhaps best known for its historic Canadian hotels like the Royal York in Toronto, The Plaza in New York and Savoy in London, there are a number far-flung places where you can find Fairmont as well, including the Fairmont Norfolk in Nairobi, or the Fairmont Zimbali in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

And from next month, it's adding a 255-room hotel in Jaipur, the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, southwest of New Delhi. Dubbed "the Pink City", Jaipur is a planned urban development dating back to 1727, and particularly famous for its architecture, with a number of spectacular forts and palaces that remain today. Its nickname originates from a visit by the Prince of Wales in 1876, for which the city was painted pink in celebration (no, really).

Among a number of restaurants and lounges, the Fairmont Jaipur will offer guests Cigar Divan, a classic smoking room (hotels and cigars seem to go well together these days). Restaurant Zarin serves Indian cuisine, with all-day Zoya the place to find Jaipur's largest chocolate buffet. For sunset views with Mediterranean dishes there's an 8th floor rooftop bar. Fairmont Gold, the group's concierge level, has a separate lobby, club lounge, and personal butler service. A Willow Stream spa will be onsite as well.

Fairmont will face some strong established competition, most notably The Oberoi Rajvilās and Taj Rambagh Palace. Ranked high on a lot of "best-of" lists, the Oberoi Rajvilās is a multi-award winning, lavish resort sprawling over 30 acres of gardens, pools, and fountains, where some of the rooms are individual, teak-floored tents within their own walled garden. Equally grand, Taj Rambagh Palace is a former Maharaja residence, where palace butlers will treat you like royalty and you could arrange your Hindu nuptials, celebrity-style.

Rooms at the Fairmont Jaipur are available for a weekend in August starting from 11,000 Indian Rupees (about $200), including breakfast.

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