He also commented on the huge opportunities afforded to the operator in Saudi Arabia , where FRHI
is currently managing over 3,000 rooms in Makkah.
The merger sees AccorHotels' bring under its fold FRHI
's three luxury hotel brands, which are Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel.
also has a property each in Ankara (Swissotel Ankara) and Izmir (Swissotel Buyuk Efes, Izmir) and plans to expand aggressively in Turkey with at least four projects in the pipeline under all its brands -- Swissotel, Raffles and Fairmont.
Hotels and Resorts (FRHI
) is a leading luxury hotel management company that operates more than 105 hotels globally under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissotel brands.
It was intriguing to hear from FRHI
Hotels & Resorts executive director of distribution Doug Carr, who said that the OTAs are interested in the meetings business, and added that this is potentially the beginning of a new trend.
We look forward to capping off another prolific business year for all three of our holy city properties." said Khaled Yamak, group director of communications and business development, FRHI
With an opening date set for September 2016, it will join the existing Swissotel Makkah , and is FRHI
's ninth project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
FAIRMONT Raffles Hotels International (FRHI
) Makkah, the operator of a portfolio of five-star hotels, including the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel, Raffles Makkah Palace and soon-to-be-opened SwissE[sup.3]tel Makkah, will showcase its dynamic portfolio at this year's Arabian Travel Market (ATM).
Hotels & Resorts SVP development Europe, Middle East, Africa Francois Baudin told Hotelier that employee satisfaction and long-term progression is key to retaining staff members.
The WTM exhibitors' zone will feature a remarkable stand of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI
) Makkah Saudi Arabia, highlighting the span of Saudi Arabia's properties of the group.
He originally joined FRHI
in 2010, taking on the role of corporate food & beverage/culinary director for Swissotel Hotels & Resorts, overseeing the brand's worldwide F&B operations.