Construction and Design
I’ve meet Samir Nasser, Senior Vice President, Operations, Middle East, Africa & India about hotel style and design for Fairmont & Raffles.
What is our difference in term of construction and Design ? How do we select our Designer, architect to build our hotels ? who are they ? How to they translate our brand in their design ?
As a company, FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) (which houses three leading hotel brands – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts), works very closely with hotel owners to realize their vision in the construction and design of new builds. It also moves beyond this to include consultation and overseeing renovation and refurbishment projects for existing hotels. This process is further strengthen by our design and construction team at FHRI Dubai Regional Office, which collectively bring years of experience in working with partners on the aesthetic design and practicality of our new hotels, in-line with building regulations, and codes, and helps to deliver the vision to both the owning company and the management brand.
The translation of our brand is found in many areas, from the location of our hotels in leading cities and sought after destinations to subtle design touches and influences that play tribute to the communities in which we operate in. But the brand means more than simply the architecture of a building and its design scope, it transcends to our colleagues who deliver the Fairmont promise to our guests every day by delivering one-of-a-kind experiences.
Laurent Delporte, an editor and conference speaker, is a strategic expert in the sector of hotels. A visionary, he brings his unique look on hotels in service to the decision-makers in the industry, whether to enhance the development of new projects or strategic visions.
Laurent has visited and audited over 350 hotels across the world and also participates in mystery visits to provide quality control for the world’s finest hotels.