April 4, 2017

Fairmont ‘Bedouin meets Bohemian’ Hotel in Fujairah

The Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, developed by UAE-based Mina Al Fajer Real Estate, was first announced in 2010, and since then has had its opening date pushed back. Last year, it opted on the side of caution, aiming for an April 2017 opening. However, the property has already soft-opened, with the official opening party planned for Q2 2017.

The general manager, Omar Souab, who was previously the hotel manager at the Fairmont Dubai, says that opening ahead of time was challenge.

He says: “We had initially planned to open on April 1, because we wanted to open the hotel and beach club at the same time. Then we moved the date to early January because we took a decision to open the hotel without the beach club. But then we had to open earlier (in December 2016), so my team and I overcame the challenge of opening the hotel two weeks before the target date which was a big achievement.

This approach worked well in the sense that the minimal feel of the space marries well with the resort setting and natural surrounding creating a seamless feelgood and fresh overall palette.

“Key cultural, sculptural and artistic elements are used to expose and define each space, adding worldly character and a unique sense of style while maintaining a sophisticated and luxurious DNA throughout.”

The simple palette of finishes, based around gallery white walls and black and white stone flooring is enhanced with references to contemporary Arabic architecture from arches to decorative ceiling details and motifs. Creating a new step in the Fairmont legacy, this general direction has defined a unique resort style hotel in Fujairah.

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