Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Shekhar Resorts will launch a new property in Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal.
Scheduled to open by 2025, the hotel will offer 205 rooms, including 44 suites.
Fairmont Agra will sit on the banks of the Yamuna River and in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, just a two-hour drive from the capital city of New Delhi. The hotel will be about two kilometres from the Taj Mahal, offering guests easy access to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
“We believe that the property will stand out and elevate the luxury hospitality experience in Agra and northern India. We are excited to start our first partnership with Fairmont and Accor, and to bring the most unique and memorable experiences to our guests,” said Anuj Jain, director of Shekhar Resorts, Agra.
Fairmont currently operates the Fairmont Jaipur in India, with plans to open additional hotels in Udaipur, Mumbai and Shimla Fagu over the next two years.