Accor and Arora Group ink deal to bring Fairmont brand to Windsor

Surinder Arora (Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images).
Surinder Arora (Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images).

HOSPITALITY groups Accor and Arora Group on Monday (2) have announced the signing of a prestigious luxury hotel, Fairmont Windsor Park.

The hotel is undergoing a substantial multi-million-pound redevelopment and is set to open in the second half of 2020.

The hotel will be the third Fairmont property in the UK, joining The Savoy in London, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, and Fairmont St Andrews in Scotland.

Located adjacent to Windsor Great Park and Savill Gardens, the Windsor property is located on the former site of Savill Court Hotel and Spa, which was owned and operated by Arora Group.

The site is being completely redeveloped to create a property in line with Fairmont’s globally-recognised standards.

With more than 75 locations around the globe, Fairmont is known for its grand properties.

The hotel will feature a 2,500-square-metre spa and wellness area, curated by leading industry experts, which will include both an indoor lap pool and outdoor vitality pool, treatment rooms, salt room, Hammam and Japanese foot spa, with views over the courtyard and fire pit.

As part of its food and beverage offering, the hotel will have a tea lounge, specialist dining restaurant, and a champagne bar serving champagne and wine from specially selected vineyards around the world.

There will be an all-day dining venue offering dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients, incorporating a private dining space and a gin bar.

Surinder Arora, Founder and Chairman of Arora Group, commented: “We are incredibly proud to bring the prestigious Fairmont brand to Arora’s growing portfolio of hotels. Over the last decade, our estate has grown significantly, with this amazing new hotel joining our other flagship properties. Our team cannot wait to open the door to our first guests and ensure they receive the absolute highest standards of service in this beautiful property.

“This is so much more than a hotel – the dining options, stunning spa facilities and event spaces on offer, all set in this beautiful country location, make it an unmissable experience. We are so proud to be opening in Windsor and to have the Fairmont brand added to our portfolio.”

Accor Northern Europe Chief Operating Officer Thomas Dubaere said: “The signing of Fairmont Windsor Park with Arora Hotels reflects our expertise in the luxury segment and is an extremely exciting addition to our luxury portfolio in the UK. The signing also underlines our ambitious regional expansion plans demonstrating the UK’s continued role as a key global market.”

In one wing of the hotel, Fairmont Windsor Park will offer 16 elegantly designed meeting rooms, including an 800-square-metre pillar-free ballroom with the capacity to cater events of up to 700 guests and two stunning event spaces with natural daylight, access to private terraces, as well as bespoke landscaped gardens for outdoor functions.