By Don Douloff, December 18, 2008
Fairmont Hotels plans to open a new-build property on the Greek island of Corfu in 2012.
The 240-room resort will be located on the island’s eastern coast, bordered by olive groves, cypress-forests and sandy beaches, providing views of the Ionian Sea and the surrounding mountains. On-site will be six food and beverage outlets, 19,368 sq. ft. of banquet and meeting space and a 16,140-sq.-ft. Willow Stream Spa offering 17 treatment rooms and health club. Other amenities will include 10 Fairmont-branded residential villas, a beach club, tennis academy and marina.
The resort will be north of the old city of Corfu, recently listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.