Global Luxury Brand Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Continues Expanding U.S. Presence with Signing of First Orlando Hotel
Set to open in 2025, Fairmont Orlando will bring a new level of luxury, unforgettable experiences and engaging service to the vibrant and rapidly growing Orlando market
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, part of world leading hospitality group Accor, and Development Ventures Group today announced the signing of definitive agreements for the development and management of a Fairmont hotel in Orlando, Florida.
Scheduled to open in early 2025, Fairmont Orlando will mark the brand’s 20th property in the United States, joining an awe-inspiring portfolio of iconic luxury hotels in the region, including brand flagships such as Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston; Fairmont San Francisco; and the recently reimagined Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, among others.
“We are pleased to announce that we are bringing the celebrated Fairmont brand to the lively city of Orlando, one of the most visited destinations in the U.S.,” commented Heather McCrory, CEO, Accor North & Central America. “The signing of this new development demonstrates Accor’s expertise in the luxury segment and emphasizes our sustained commitment to expanding our footprint in strategic markets throughout North America. Fairmont Orlando will be a notable addition to Accor’s growing luxury portfolio in the region and is poised to become a prominent hotel in Orlando catering to the most discerning of travelers.”
Fairmont Orlando will be located on 30-acres in the heart of Orlando’s entertainment district near several premier attractions and just 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport. The seven-story property will feature 550 guestrooms, including 90 suites, 12 unique villas, and 87 Fairmont Gold rooms. The brand’s signature Fairmont Gold experience will be offered on the top floor and includes an expansive 5,000 square foot private lounge.
Innovative cuisine and beverage programs are essential components of the Fairmont brand, and Fairmont Orlando will offer visitors several elevated dining experiences. Featuring seven distinct food and beverage concepts, the hotel will boast a 140-seat signature restaurant, a specialty Mediterranean restaurant, an upscale steakhouse, a gourmet café, and various bars and lounges offering both indoor and outdoor seating.
Additional property features will include a 12,000 square foot spa and wellness center inclusive of seven treatment rooms, a gym and two hot tubs; over 44,000 square feet of expansive meetings and events space; three swimming pools including a family pool, a lazy river and an adults-only pool; children and young adult centers; a library and business center; as well as ample retail space.
Development Ventures Group (DEVEN) will serve as the developer, expanding upon their thirty year history of quality development in the Central Florida region. DEVEN has selected three internationally recognized design firms to lead master planning and design for Fairmont Orlando: Atlanta-based Smallwood Architects has been appointed for the hotel’s architectural design; hotel interiors are being designed by California and New York-based SFA Design; and Toronto-based Studio Paolo Ferrari is designing all of the restaurants. All design firms are working in close collaboration with Accor’s Luxury Design & Technical Services team.
With more than 80 locations around the globe, and many more under development, the Fairmont brand boasts some of the most renowned hotel addresses in the world. Fairmont Banff Springs, The Savoy in London and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City are just a few examples of this exceptional portfolio.
Most recently in North America, the highly anticipated Fairmont Century Plaza made its official debut in September 2021, building upon its legacy as a Los Angeles cultural landmark. Other notable properties will soon join the exceptional Fairmont brand portfolio, including Fairmont La Paz Puerta Cortés Resort and Residences in 2023 and Fairmont Costa Canuva on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit in 2025, among others.
Fairmont is part of Accor, the second largest operator of luxury hotels in the United States and a leading hospitality group worldwide. Additional luxury brands in the Accor portfolio include Raffles, Orient Express, Sofitel, and many more. Upon its opening, Fairmont Orlando will join ALL – Accor Live Limitless, Accor’s award-winning lifestyle loyalty program.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where the intimate equally coexists with the infinite – an unrivaled portfolio of more than 80 extraordinary hotels where grand moments of life, heartfelt pleasures and personal milestones are celebrated and remembered long after any visit. Since 1907, Fairmont has created magnificent, meaningful and unforgettable hotels, rich with character and deeply connected to the history, culture and community of its destinations – places such as The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs in Canada, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, and Fairmont The Palm in Dubai. Famous for its engaging service, awe-inspiring public spaces, locally inspired cuisine, and iconic bars and lounges, Fairmont also takes great pride in its pioneering approach to hospitality and leadership in sustainability and responsible tourism practices. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries.
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About Development Ventures Group
Development Ventures Group, Inc. (“DEVEN”) is a Kajima Group company that was the result of the merger of two long-standing Kajima USA subsidiaries: Commercial Developments International (“CDI”) and Kajima Urban Development (“KUD”). Both entities were formed prior to 1990, with CDI specializing in office buildings and KUD focusing on large scale developments, mixed-use and public private partnerships. DEVEN focuses on the development and ownership of high-quality real estate assets, relying on a deep analytical approach to investing and an enduring commitment to integrity in all our dealings.
DEVEN has developed well over one billion dollars of real estate in Central Florida, including a diverse range of luxury and upper upscale hospitality projects. Through its parent company Kajima Corporation, DEVEN shares an extensive relationship with Accor that we are furthering with this Project. Kajima’s track record with Accor includes the Fairmont Jakarta, Raffles Bali, Sofitel Philippine Plaza, and the M Gallery Hong Kong. DEVEN will leverage all of our experience and the experience of our related companies to create an exceptional Fairmont Hotel experience. For more information visit DevenGroup.us.
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