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Fairmont Pacific Rim announce new hotels

The Fairmont Pacific Rim is scheduled to open in 2010 and is in Coal Harbour, boarded by Gastown on the east, the financial district on the south and the Burrard Inlet to the north. The hotel will include 415 rooms and 200 residential condos with an unrivalled location adjacent to the Vancouver Conference Centre expansion. Fairmont Tremblant

Fairmont Tremblant has begun the remodelling of its terrace level, transforming it into an entire convention centre area. The 1.5 million dollar investment will help better serve the group market which increases year after year. Furthermore, this new addition, designed once again by architects from the Arcop Group and designers from Patricia McClintock & Associates was created to provide both modern conveniences and state of the art technology along with a warm decor reflecting mountain life.

Located on the terrace level, the new Soutana room consists of two separate meeting rooms divided by a pre-function area. The larger meeting space, Soutana I & II are adjacent to the Soutana III and may be used as one meeting area including a bright pre-function or can be divided into three separate function areas. When used entirely, the Soutana can accommodate up to 500 people for a reception and 300 banquet style. A large pre-function area surrounds the Soutana room, naturally lit by numerous windows. This ideal meeting area also offers a poolside terrace as well as a private terrace adjacent to Soutana III.

The Fairmont Algonquin

Located in Canada’s first seaside resort town, The Fairmont Algonquin celebrates its 120th anniversary in 2009. Built in 1889, this Tudor-style resort is located at the centre of an original loyalist town in St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, and provides visitors with a taste of history along with a range of activities such as whale watching, hiking, or simply touring around the quaint area under the Maritime sun. Throughout 2009, festivities will pay homage to this iconic resort, including $120 “Algonquin Dollars” golf giveaways on surprise rounds, the Canada Day Golf Open at The Algonquin Golf Course & Academy, $120 rate special for new group bookings for 2009 (for a limited time), and early-bird summer booking bonuses for preferred Fairmont President Club members. Finally, no celebration on Canada’s East Coast could be complete without some good old-fashioned iced tea, lemonade and birthday cake, which the hotel will serve up in its lobby throughout the summer.

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Almost 40 years ago, John Lennon and Yoko Ono were the most talked-about visitors in Montreal when they chose to hold their infamous Bed-In for Peace in suite 1742 of Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, from May 26 to June 2, 1969. The hugely popular track Give Peace a Chance was written on the spur of the moment during their stay and John converted the suite into a recording studio under the direction of legendary producer André Perry. Today, the suite’s walls feature memorabilia composed of press articles, framed gold records and pictures of the dynamic couple. This spring, special events and exhibits will take place to commemorate the Bed-In’s 40th anniversary, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ special free exhibition entitled Imagine, featuring artwork from Yoko Ono as well as photographs, records, movies and clips detailing their famous weeklong peace protest. Guests are invited to mark the historic occasion with The Queen Elizabeth’s Imagine Package, which includes accommodation, a CD and a copy of the lyrics of the chart-topping track, and breakfast in bed for two. Available from March 1 - June 21, 2009, pricing starts from $199 per night or $599 per night for those looking to truly relive this experience in the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Suite.

The Fairmont Banff Springs

Celebrate the abundance and diversity of culinary treasures at The Fairmont Banff Springs International Festival of Wine & Food from October 30 - November 1, 2009. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are committed to providing guests with an unrivalled, authentically local dining experience and this festival is no exception. Bringing together a number of the world’s finest wines and marrying them with our culinary teams most delectable delights from the region, the guest will leave satisfied and hungry for more. The Fairmont Banff Springs International Festival of Wine & Food package includes two night’s accommodation, welcome reception, a full programme of tasting and demonstrations, meals including Saturday evening gala dinner, reception and Sunday brunch.


The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Afternoon tea has long been an English tradition. In Lake Louise, the highest village in North America, afternoon tea is taken to a new level. A perfect fit after a morning on the slopes or simply a great way to enjoy the day, afternoon tea at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is not to be missed. The culinary adventure starts you with a sumputous serviing of fruit in a sucluent, but not heavy, sauce, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine. Next on the menu is a tiered serving complete with scones served with devonshire cream and jam, finger sandwiches and savoury sweets to finish. Offered between noon and 4 p.m., Afternoon tea is enjoyed in the Lakeview Lounge. From this vantage point you are able to sip on a variety of teas selected specifically for Fairmont, and watch guests enjoy the great outdoors or simply take in the view of Fairview Mountain and the Victoria Glacier.

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Experience the romance of the rails while enjoying the panoramic scenery throughout the Canadian Rockies. As the rail hub of the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is serviced by both Rocky Mountaineer Vacations and VIA Rail. Once in Jasper, enjoy the serenity and rustic elegance of The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Offering a host of departures during May - September, Rocky Mountaineer Vacation guests can choose from spectacular trips to Jasper from Whistler, via the Whistler Mountaineer, or direct from Vancouver. Featuring regularly scheduled national service, VIA Rail travels to Jasper through two different routes. The Canadian winds its way across Canada with stops in Edmonton and Jasper, completing its journey west in Vancouver, and towards the east in Toronto. The Skeena travels between Jasper and Prince Rupert, British Columbia. A relaxing and comforting way to enjoy the Rockies.

Have you always wanted to learn the secrets to taking great photographs? Gather tips from the ‘ground’ up with Focus On The Rockies - The Jasper Photography Experience, each September at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. In partnership with Outdoor Photography Magazine Canada, internationally renowned photographers will take you out in the field and share their best photography tips. Professional instructors have included distinguished Canadian landscape photographers Darwin Wiggett, Mark and Leslie Degner. This picture perfect package includes three night’s accommodation, welcome reception, private lakeside BBQ, all meals and gratuities, all photography seminars and workshops and professional guided field instruction.

Fairmont Le Ch‰teau Montebello

National Geographic Traveller, Fairmont Le Ch‰teau Montebello and Fairmont Kenauk are teaming up to offer a once in a lifetime Fly Fishing Package. What makes this weekend so special is the guest speaker, Aquatic Ecologist, Zeb Hogan. Hogan travels to the most endangered environments, striving to save critically endangered fish and the livelihood of people who share their habitats. This special program is part of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts’ partnership with the National Geographic Society and will take place May 29 to 30, 2009. The package will include Fly Fishing at Fairmont Kenauk, a two night stay at Fairmont Le Ch‰teau Montebello, a welcome reception, breakfast, lunch and dinner on the Saturday, Sunday Brunch, a donation to National Geographic Society and much more. This package is available for $549 per person for the two night stay, based on double occupancy.

Fairmont Le Ch‰teau Montebello is delighted to announce the building of its new conference facility, scheduled to open in June 2009. The facility will add 6,000 square feet of much needed function space. In keeping with Fairmont Le Ch‰teau Montebello’s style and ambiance, the new facility has been carefully planned with architects from ARCOP in Montreal to portrait the unique wood exterior synonymous with this resort. The meeting space layout will offer planners great versatility. The options vary, allowing for one large ballroom that seats 320 people or two equally divided rooms for smaller meetings or functions. A notable feature is the beautiful terrace that offers breathtaking views of the Ottawa River.

The Fairmont Royal York
With all the buzz around businesses using social media and people networking online, The Fairmont Royal York has created a profile on Twitter. Twitter is a micro-blogging service that allows businesses and individuals to network online and discuss topics ranging from current events to travel and tourism. The Fairmont Royal York will use Twitter to update fellow “Tweeps” on Royal York news, packages, cultural events, and Fairmont’s green initiatives.

The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

Born in Morayshire, Scotland, Donald Alexander Smith, First Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, chose Lower Canada as his new homeland at the age of 18. He spent the next quarter century working for the Hudson’s Bay Company in the northern territory of inhabited Quebec and Labrador. In honour of Lord Strathcona’s contribution to building our nation and his influence on Canada’s military, The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald introduces 10 new signature rooms and one suite in recognition of his efforts.

The signature rooms will feature:

Upscale speaker phones, coffee makers, IPOD clock radios
Desk blotters & Magazine Racks
Lord Strathcona memorabilia including paintings and coffee cups

The Fairmont Winnipeg
The Fairmont Winnipeg prides itself on offering guests several cultural activities within the city of Winnipeg. That’s why they have teamed up with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The Royal Canadian Mint and The Winnipeg Art Gallery to provide guests with a quality experience.

The Ballet Bed and Breakfast Package includes:

A one-night stay at The Fairmont Winnipeg
Two tickets to a Royal Winnipeg Ballet performance during your visit
Breakfast for two in The Velvet Glove Restaurant or in the comfort of your guestroom
Parking for one vehicle