In Brief

Rendering of Villa at Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Accor debuts iconic Fairmont in Japan
Accor, a world leading hospitality group, and Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd., a leading real estate company in Japan, have announced Fairmont Tokyo, slated to open in 2025.

Fairmont Tokyo, the luxury brand’s first hotel in Japan, will feature 219 guestrooms and awe-inspiring views of Tokyo Bay. Located on the upper floors of the South Tower of the Shibaura Project, it is part of a development designed under the National Strategic Special Zone Program. It is unique in that it is the only location in the cosmopolitan area that offers access to business, culture, and well-being amenities. This hotel’s enviable location is also convenient as it’s just an 18-minute drive from Haneda International Airport and within close proximity to Hamamatsucho Railway Station.

Fairmont Tokyo will also offer a range of suites, three restaurants and bars, a spa, fitness centre, swimming pool, meeting rooms, banquet facilities and chapel, offering a respite from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Billionaire welcomes Kenyan jewel
Billionaire Resort and Retreat in Malindi, which opened earlier this year, is a jewel in the crown along the northern Kenyan coastline. A short flight from Nairobi, Malindi has remained unchanged over the years keeping its appeal of “fishing village” and offering all the services of a famous tourist destination.

This dreamlike retreat and vibrant resort provides an escape into a singular and inspirational experience in a total of 40 rooms. The spa serves as the ultimate magnet for those who wish to truly embark on a journey of transformation and bliss.

The 24 ultra-lush modern seafront apartments with spacious private terraces are complete with the finest finishing and amenities. Exquisite service, an infinity pool nestled amidst manicured private gardens, stunning beach cabanas with the most spectacular ocean vistas, all form part of the resort.

Ritz-Carlton Reserve unveils Saudi presence
Marriott International, a leading global hospitality company, has signed an agreement with The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) to debut its Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand off the west coast of Saudi Arabia.

Slated to debut in 2023, Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is expected to form part of the eagerly anticipated Red Sea destination. Nujuma will be the first property from the brand in the Middle East and joins an exclusive collection of only five Ritz-Carlton Reserves worldwide.

Nujuma will be situated on a pristine set of private islands, which are part of the Red Sea’s Blue Hole cluster of islands. Surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty and designed to blend seamlessly with the environment, the resort is expected to feature 63 one to four bedroom water and beach villas. Plans also include a range of luxurious amenities and exceptional services including a lavish spa, swimming pools, multiple culinary venues, a retail area and a variety of other leisure and entertainment offerings including a Conservation Centre.

Virgin Hotels chooses Preferred
Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest provider of sales, marketing, and distribution to independent hotels – has announced a new agreement with Virgin Hotels that encompasses Virgin Hotels properties in key US cities. With immediate effect, Virgin Hotels Chicago, Virgin Hotels Dallas, Virgin Hotels New Orleans, and Virgin Hotels Nashville are the newest additions to the Preferred Hotels & Resorts L.V.X. Collection. As Virgin Hotels continues to grow, more hotels will join the brand portfolio.

While continuing to provide a distinctly personalised experience to travellers through Virgin Hotels’ preferences and loyalty programme, The Know, all properties will also benefit from participation in I Prefer Hotel Rewards, Preferred’s points-based guest loyalty programme. With more than four million travellers currently enrolled, I Prefer helps participating hotels attract repeat guests and drive incremental revenue by offering points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, Elite status, and other value-rich benefits from eligible stays at more than 650 participating hotels and resorts worldwide.