Company Fact Sheet
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which arrives in destinations as diverse as Jaipur, Kyiv and Manila in 2012, is a celebrated collection of more than 60 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The luxury brand's distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication, warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also recognized internationally for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residences club, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414, visit fairmont.com, or contact your local travel professional.
FAIRMONT PRESIDENT’S CLUB
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ guest recognition program, Fairmont President's Club, provides frequent guests of the luxury hotel brand with an enhanced level of service, and special benefits and privileges during their stay. Personalized travel profiles afford members customized access to exclusive offers, experiences and benefits based around their indicated travel preferences, interests and passions. In-hotel benefits include complimentary high-speed and wireless Internet, Fairmont Fit athletic apparel, use of TaylorMade golf clubs in select locations, a members-only reservations line, expedited check-in and checkout and access to exclusive vacation experiences. Enrollment is free and guests can join at any Fairmont location worldwide, online at fairmont.com or by contacting Fairmont’s global reservation center at 1-800-441-1414.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a leader in sustainable tourism and was one of the world’s first hotel companies to embrace environmental stewardship in its daily operations. The luxury brand’s Green Partnership Program, once referred to by National Geographic Traveler as “the most comprehensive environmental program in the North American hotel industry,” focuses on sustainability, mainly improvements in the areas of waste management, energy and water conservation, as well as community outreach through local groups and partnerships. Initiatives include a green conferencing solution dubbed Eco-Meet, recycling and organic waste diversion in the hotels' kitchens, retrofitting energy efficient lighting, purchasing green power, sourcing sustainable seafood, creating rooftop herb gardens at properties and redistributing food and gently used goods to those in need. Fairmont was also the first luxury hotel group to address climate change, as part of the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Climate Savers program. Fairmont has pledged to reduce operational CO2 emissions from its existing portfolio of hotels to 20% below 2006 levels by 2013. By late 2010, Fairmont had cut its CO2 output by 8.4 percent, almost half way to its total commitment. For more information on Fairmont's Green Partnership, please visit fairmont.com/environment.
WILLOW STREAM THE SPAS AT FAIRMONT
Launched in 2001, Willow Stream Spas is the award-winning signature spa brand of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. Located in some of the most beautiful places in the world, each of the Willow Stream Spas draw on the nature, essence and energy of its surroundings – from the desert, the mountains, the sea or the pulse of a cityscape – and all offer Fairmont’s unique brand of luxury and outstanding service. Coupled with authentic spa experiences and a place to escape for both solitude and socializing, Willow Stream Spas simply make you feel fantastic. From the sun washed stone mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona to the vibrant city of Shanghai, Willow Stream Spas inspire living with abundant energy. For more information and all Willow Stream Spa locations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit willowstream.com.
GOLF & SKI
Created by renowned designers like Stanley Thompson and Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jr., Fairmont’s visually stunning and technically challenging golf courses are consistently top ranked. Golf Magazine recognized four Fairmonts in its 2012 Premier Resorts listing, with The Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge earning Gold Medal status and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Fairmont Scottsdale Princess scoring in the Silver Medal category. In 2011, Golf Digest named Fairmont St Andrews in Scotland and three Canadian properties - The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, The Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - in their list of the World’s Best Golf Hotels. For more information on Fairmont golf resorts, visit fairmontgolf.com
Fairmont’s mountain properties have long been a ‘cool’ spot to hit the slopes. In Eastern Canada, Fairmont Tremblant is a popular choice for those who love the charming French atmosphere of this mountain village, and all of Fairmont’s Quebec properties are an easy drive from classic slopes like Mont Ste. Anne, Stoneham and Le Massif. On the Western front, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and The Fairmont Banff Springs are cradled by three of the Canadian Rockies’ most popular ski resorts and some of the finest powder skiing on the planet. Celebrity-favored Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers ski-in/ski-out access to the world famous Whistler Blackcomb resort, two adjoining mountains with over 200 runs offering terrain for every level of winter enthusiast, which proudly welcomed guests for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Five Fairmont resorts made Condé Nast Traveler's 2011 list of best ski hotels in North America, including The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, The Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.
For discerning travelers, Fairmont Gold is a hotel within a hotel, providing discriminating guests with an oasis where the highest levels of exceptional service create an exclusive and personalized stay experience. Additional amenities and privileges of the brand's Fairmont Gold offering include a dedicated private floor with discreet and attentive concierge service; private check-in and check-out area; a comfortable lounge providing sanctuary from the bustle of the hotel; honour bar and cocktail hour canapés; complimentary continental breakfast; free high-speed and wireless Internet access; and access to executive boardroom facilities and other business services.
Meeting the increasing demand for high-end vacation residences, Fairmont’s real estate ventures continue to grow with private residence clubs under the Fairmont Heritage Place brand, whole-ownership Fairmont Residences and long-stay Fairmont Serviced Residences all under development. In destinations as varied as Telluride, San Francisco, Acapulco, Dubai, South Africa and Vancouver, vacation-ownership properties and residences are usually part of a community or a segregated section of a hotel, and are located in prime city addresses or in resort areas with a nearby beach, ski hill or golf course. Not only are they a luxurious “home away from home,” they also provide an attractive option for investment purposes. For more information, visit fairmont.com.
Located in various Fairmont destinations, Fairmont Stores are a unique retail experience offering luxury goods and authentic, local products. With items ranging from fine leather and exquisite jewelry to golf accessories and commemorative pieces that celebrate the brand’s heritage, Fairmont Stores are the perfect stop for a thoughtful gift or a souvenir to mark your stay. Fairmont Stores offer pampering items from Willow Stream Spas and from Le Labo, Fairmont’s in-room amenity line, as well as luxurious bedding items including plush duvets and Mascioni high-thread count linens. Also available are Tea at the Fairmont products, a line of premium black, green, organic and wellness herbal teas specially created for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts by the Metropolitan Tea Company Ltd. and served in all dining outlets. Items are also available online at fairmontstore.com.