Three Brands Debut in Markets Abroad

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Hotel Business is tracking hotel openings abroad. Fairfield by Marriott debuted in Shanghai, the first Fairmont property arrived in Morocco, and more. Let’s take a look:

Fairfield by Marriott Shanghai Jing’an

The Fairfield by Marriott Shanghai Jing’an has opened. Owned and managed by New Development Group Co. Ltd., the hotel is located in the Jing’an District of Shanghai, close to the commercial and business hub of the city, and marks the growth of the Fairfield by Marriott brand in Greater China.

Upon entry, there’s a modern lobby filled with natural light. All 195 guestrooms offer smart contemporary designs, and are equipped with LED TVs, high-speed WiFi and distinctive furniture. Each guestroom has a work area with adjustable lighting, task lights, an ergonomic chair and multiple electrical outlets.

Breakfast is complimentary and an all-day, self-service 24/7 Market is available. There is also a 24-hour gym and 1,250 sq. ft. of flexible multi-functional meeting space.

Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech

The Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech has opened near the former imperial city of Marrakech in Morocco.

The resort has 134 guestrooms, including five presidential suites, one penthouse suite and 10 Prince Villas as well as 94 private residences consisting of two-, three- and four-bedroom villas. Amenities include an expansive 18-hole golf course created by architect Cabell B. Robinson.

For dining, there are four restaurant and lounge options: Le Caravane, an international restaurant on the terrace; L’Olivier, overlooking the swimming pool and serving Mediterranean cuisine; Al Ain, a traditional Moroccan restaurant; and Le Bar, offering its own cigar lounge.

Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort

Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort has debuted in Los Cabos, Mexico. It is the brand’s first phase of the 834-acre private resort.

Designed by Dallas-based architecture firm HKS, the resort mirrors the area’s desert landscape, melding natural earth tones with traditional touches such as barrel tile roofs, archways and ironwork. Other elements such as greenery and water features, including a lazy river and saltwater lagoon, accentuate outdoor areas.

Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas’ first phase unveiled 89 oceanfront suites spread between two buildings. There are three options for accommodations—all with views of the Pacific Ocean—including the grand studio, one-bedroom master suite and two-bedroom presidential suite.