Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Could Become First U.S. Hotel Brand In Cuba

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which began as a United States-based company and is now a Canadian-based operator of luxury hotels and resorts, is being purchased by Paris, France-based Accor SA, which manages properties in the Republic of Cuba.

Currently, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts manages properties in nineteen countries including Canada, the United States, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bermuda, People's Republic of China, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Monaco, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is known in Canada for its famous historic hotels and resorts such as The Empress in Victoria, the Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, The Palliser in Calgary, the Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton, the Château Laurier in Ottawa, The Royal York in Toronto, the Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta and the Château Frontenac in Québec.  Many of these hotels were originally built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Fairmont's portfolio also includes The Plaza in New York, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Peace Hotel in Shanghai and the Makkah Clock Royal Tower Hotel in Makkah (Mecca), Saudi Arabia.