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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts - Company Facts

PROFILE
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic hotels in the world, including The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel company that operates more than 130 hotels and branded residential properties under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com.

FAIRMONT PRESIDENT’S CLUB
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ guest recognition program, Fairmont President's Club, provides frequent guests of the 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 check-out and access to exclusive vacation experiences which connect guests with the best that each destination has to offer. Enrollment is free and guests can join at any Fairmont location worldwide or online.

SUSTAINABILITY
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a leader in sustainability and was one of the world's first hotel companies to embrace environmental stewardship. The luxury hotel brand has expanded this commitment to include economic, environmental, and social programming through its Fairmont Sustainability Partnership. With the goal of improving the overall well-being of local communities where Fairmont does business, the program focuses on key areas to achieve change. Building on the brand's environmental platform, once described by National Geographic Traveler as "the most comprehensive environmental program in the North American hotel industry," ongoing global initiatives include reductions in energy and water consumption, waste generation and carbon emissions, sustainable practices related to design, proactive construction and procurement policies, as well as community outreach through local groups and partnerships. In 2015, Fairmont became the first hotel company to reduce its operational CO2 emissions by 20 per cent below 2006 levels as part of the WWF Climate Savers Program.

WILLOW STREAM THE SPAS AT FAIRMONT
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 Willow Stream Spa draws on the nature, essence and energy of its surroundings – from the desert, the mountains, the sea or the pulse of a cityscape – to offer guests a unique and outstanding spa experience. Offering authentic spa treatments and a place for spa goers to escape for both solitude and socializing, Willow Stream Spas simply make travelers 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.

WORLD-RENOWNED GOLF & SKIING
Created by famous designers like Stanley Thompson and Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jr., Fairmont’s visually stunning and technically challenging golf courses are consistently top ranked. In 2014, five Fairmonts including Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Fairmont Banff Springs made the Top 100 list of SCOREGolf’s annual ranking to top golf resorts, while a year earlier Golfweek included courses at Fairmont St Andrews in Scotland, Mexico's Fairmont Mayakoba, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and Fairmont Banff Springs on a list of the world's best places to hit the links.

Fairmont’s mountain properties have long been a ‘cool’ spot to hit the slopes. In 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-based properties are an easy drive from classic slopes like Mont Sainte-Anne, Stoneham and Le Massif. Other favorites include Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs, which are cradled by three of the Canadian Rockies’ most popular ski resorts and offer some of the finest powder on the planet. Celebrity-favored Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers ski-in/ski-out access to world-famous Whistler Blackcomb, two adjoining mountains with over 200 runs offering terrain for every level of winter enthusiast. In the heart Colorado, Telluride’s Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge promises a world-class experience boasting some of the steepest, deepest and most diverse terrain of any ski resort in North America.

FAIRMONT GOLD
For discerning travelers, Fairmont Gold is a hotel within a hotel concept, providing discriminating guests with an oasis where the highest level of exceptional service creates an exclusive and personalized stay. Discreet and attentive concierge staff are on hand to anticipate guests’ needs and act as local experts, severing as venerable destination curators and ensuring a memorable stay. Additional amenities and privileges of the brand's Fairmont Gold offering include a dedicated private floor with private check-in and check-out area; a comfortable lounge providing sanctuary from the bustle of the hotel; honor bar and cocktail hour canapés; complimentary continental breakfast; free high-speed and wireless internet access; and access to an executive boardroom and other business services.

RESIDENTIAL OFFERINGS
Meeting the increasing demand for high-end vacation residences and private homes, 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. In destinations such as San Francisco, Acapulco, Dubai, Vancouver, and more, vacation-ownership properties and residences 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,” where attentive colleagues are familiar with guest preferences, they also provide an attractive option for investment purposes, and allow for a more immersive experience of the destination.

FAIRMONT STORES
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 brand and individual hotel heritage, Fairmont Stores are the perfect stop for a thoughtful gift or a souvenir to mark a traveler’s 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 Fairmont Teas, a line of premium black, green, organic and wellness herbal teas specially created for the luxury hotel brand by the Metropolitan Tea Company Ltd. Items are also available online at fairmontstore.com.

 

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For further information contact:

Mike Taylor
FRHI Hotels & Resorts
416/874-2457
mike.taylor@frhi.com

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