ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Luxury hotel operator Fairmont Hotels &
Resorts is undertaking a
multimillion-dollar renovation program at its two Acapulco
properties -- the Fairmont Acapulco Princess and the Fairmont
The bulk of the work will focus on the Pierre Marques, which
completed its first phase of renovations late last year.
That phase, which cost in excess of $10 million, included the
construction of an open-air reception area and porte cochere and
the renovation of 120 rooms and bathrooms.
In addition, the resort added an outdoor patio to its signature
restaurant, Tabachin, and created a bar specializing in
This year, the property will spend $7 million to renovate its
remaining 240 rooms and build a fitness center, boutique and
In 2003, the resort will spend $3 million to redesign the
Terraza restaurant and make improvements to the main swimming
Also in the planning stages is a three-year, $3 million project
to renovate the 18-hole Pierre Marques and Acapulco Princess golf
Meanwhile, Fairmont subsidiary Fairmont Spas opened a Willow
Stream spa at the 1,017-room Fairmont Acapulco Princess.
It is the company's sixth resort spa, joining Willow Stream spas
at Fairmont's properties in Banff, Alberta; Bermuda; Dubai, United
Arab Emirates; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Victoria, British
The 14,000-square-foot, $3.5 million spa houses separate
facilities for men and women; multiuse treatment rooms; couples'
massage suites; Jacuzzis, steam and sauna rooms; and a fitness
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