DUBAI, UAE--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2013) - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a new addition to its growing residential collection, Emaar Residences at the Fairmont Makkah, in Saudi Arabia. Featuring 316 new luxury residences for sale, the first of their kind in Makkah, the project is located directly above the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel.
The exclusive residences, a focal point of the Abraj Al Bait complex and part of the King AbdulAziz Endowment of The Two Holy Mosques, are managed and serviced by Fairmont and are currently available for both rental and sale for those travelling to the Holy City. In partnership with Fairmont, Emaar Middle East, a business subsidiary of global property developer Emaar Properties PJSC, has commenced the handover of the residences, which span 12 floors in the hotel.
The five-star residences are located on the Haram Plaza and have an expansive lobby with unparalleled views of the Holy Kaaba. Residence owners are also offered access to dining outlets and other facilities within the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, a Fairmont Hotel, a truly iconic building that is one of the world's tallest. The renowned 601 meter-high tower building is topped with a 130 meter clock that announces daily prayer times, and houses a lunar observation centre and an Islamic museum.
"It's exciting to further expand our brand's growing residential portfolio and to be opening up availability of our luxury residences in Makkah," said Sami Nasser, senior vice president, Middle East, Africa & India, FRHI. "With so many guests travelling to Makkah throughout the year for religious reasons, we are pleased to offer them a comfortable 'home away from home' during their stay. The residences will offer exclusive amenities catering to well-traveled guests as well as hotel and concierge services provided by Fairmont's attentive and caring staff."
Each residence is furnished with high quality furniture and fabrics that guests have come to expect from Fairmont and the design elements reflect Islamic heritage. The luxurious residences range in size from 40 square meters to 230 square meters and come fully equipped with kitchen, dining and living areas. A limited number of residences are still available for sale and are offered by Emaar on a long-term leasehold basis.
About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of more than 65 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York, and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The luxury brand's distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication, warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences. Fairmont balances the company's economic, environmental and social priorities and provides the framework for responsible hotel operations through the Sustainability Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 105 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residence clubs, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit fairmont.com.
FRHI is a leading luxury hotel management company that operates over 105 hotels globally under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company's distinctive portfolio of luxury and upper upscale hotels features celebrated icons, world-class resorts and stylish city center hotels. Some notable hotels include the Raffles Singapore Swissôtel The Bosphorus, The Fairmont San Francisco and London's The Savoy. Focused on growing its distinctive hotel brands, the company is also developing new hotels in key locations around the world including exciting projects in China, Russia, India, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information, please visit frhi.com.