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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Fairmont Singapore Opens

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Announces Company's First Hotel in Asia

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced that Fairmont Singapore joined its collection of landmark hotels on December 12 , 2007 , the company's first property to open in Asia. Fairmont, a global luxury hotel leader , recently announced three other projects in the region, including Fairmont Beijing, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai and a future hotel development project on Macao's Cotai Strip.

Fairmont Singapore is ideally situated at the crossroads of the city's business, cultural, entertainment and shopping districts, just 20 minutes away from Singapore Changi International Airport. The hotel is located above one of the main subway stations and is part of Raffles City complex, which also includes the Raffles City Convention Centre and the Raffles City Shopping Centre. Fairmont Singapore is a perfect base from which to explore city attractions such as the world-famous shopping district, Orchard Road, the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, numerous museums, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay for international and local performances, and the ethnic districts of Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Little India, which reflect the island's rich heritage.

The 769 -room hotel exudes an understated elegance, with rooms and suites decorated in a modern, sophisticated style that is luxurious and welcoming. Each contemporary guestroom offers broadband Internet access, a spacious workstation and private balcony, and many feature BOSE entertainment systems and glass-fixtured bathrooms with rainforest showerheads. Many rooms offer spectacular views of Singapore's skyline and panoramic views of the Marina Bay and Promenade.

Guests will have their choice of tantalising cuisine offered in 17 distinctive restaurants and bars, including Japanese, Szechuan, Cantonese and Italian specialties, as well as healthy spa cuisine. Leisure and business travelers alike will want to unwind at the Willow Stream Spa, one of Asia's largest, offering 35 treatment rooms. The hotel also features a 24-hour onsite fitness facility, two free-form outdoor swimming pools and six tennis courts.

Fairmont Singapore offers over 70,000 square feet of meeting space in the Raffles City Convention Centre, located on level four of the hotel. The exceptional facilities include 27 meeting rooms that can accommodate groups of up to 3,200, and an Executive Conference Centre.

Consistently recognised on top business and travel lists worldwide, Fairmont Singapore will be joining a similarly award-winning group of properties under the Fairmont banner. Since the opening of the landmark Fairmont San Francisco in 1907, the brand has grown to over 50 hotels & resorts worldwide, including London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and The Fairmont Banff Springs. The grand collection of fabled castles, secluded lodges, storied meeting places and modern retreats have hosted the rich and famous, kings and queens, Presidents and Prime Ministers and stars of the stage and screen.

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