Special occasions often call for grand
gestures, and proposing marriage is certainly one of those times. Creating
a fabulous and unforgettable moment that culminates in an unbridled “Yes!”
is a goal that can seem like a daunting challenge for many. To help
anxiety-plagued want-to-be bride or grooms, or those creatively challenged
individuals simply looking for assistance setting the stage for life’s
most important question, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has the perfect answer.
Engaging Proposals is a new selection of packages and services
thoughtfully designed to provide romance, surprise, and a truly memorable
engagement. Whether it’s an intimate setting or an over-the-top experience, close to
home or an escape to an exotic destination, the seasoned Engagement
Experts at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are an easy phone call away at
1-866-ON-1-KNEE or at http://www.fairmont.com/engaging. The soon-to-be
newly engaged will find an invaluable resource for help with booking one
of Fairmont’s Engaging Packages. They’ll also be inspired with creative
ideas for individual and sentimental services and amenities to make the
special moment even more memorable. Be it a rose petal-covered room,
romantic dinner for two on the beach at sundown, a special “Karat Cake,”
or a public proposal at a Red Sox game, all this and much more can be
arranged with the help of Fairmont’s Engagement Experts who promise to
handle everything but popping the big question.
“Romance is definitely in,” says Tom Wolfe, Chief Concierge and Engagement
Expert at The Fairmont San Francisco, who receives at least three calls a
week from anxious men looking for advice about wedding proposals. “The
trend seems to be all about being creative and doing something completely
unique and personalized to the special individual.”
As part of the new program, Fairmont conducted an informal survey and
found that even in today’s culture, chivalry is indeed alive and well,
especially when it comes to something as important as a wedding proposal.
54% of the guests surveyed chose to drop on one knee when they proposed to
their loved ones, and to help celebrate the engagement, a romantic 59%
made sure to have a favorite bottle of wine or champagne on hand.
Some of the other interesting findings included:
- 45%, or most of those surveyed, dated one to three years before they decided to propose.
- 54% chose to pop the question locally, while the remainder chose to
pop the question on a specially planned trip.
- 55% believe in love at first sight.
- 59% consulted with friends when planning the proposal, while 21%
planned everything on their own.
- 54% were confident that their partner would answer with a resounding
“yes,” while 46% were unsure.
To help stage the special day, a number of Fairmont properties have
created unique Engaging Celebration Packages. Offering a romantic room,
gourmet dinner and activities ranging from a horse-drawn carriage ride in
Old Quebec City at Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac to a canoe excursion
through the wilderness near Fairmont Tremblant, Fairmont’s engaging
backdrops are as unique as their destinations. For over-the-top,
distinctive experiences, Fairmont’s Engaging Signature Packages are enough
to take one’s breath away. Romantics can whisk their partner away in a
private hot air balloon at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona;
sip Boston’s most romantic martini in the Oak Bar at The Fairmont Copley
Plaza—The Engaging Martini, a heart- stopping combination of Finlandia
Vodka, dash of dry Vermouth, and garnished with a Lovefire diamond
engagement ring—or pop the question outdoors at The Fairmont Chateau
Lake Louise with a sleek, hand-carved ice bar set beside a life-size ice
castle and inscribed with the words “Will You Marry Me?”