Whether it’s a just-opened chic hotspot or a historic landmark that has been in the community for a century, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is always at the heart of their destinations. This year our friends at Fairmont are celebrating anniversaries far and wide, with hotels from British Columbia to South Africa marking eventful histories.
One of the world’s most iconic hotels, The Fairmont Banff Springs is turning 125 years young and has a full roster of events and activities planned. Opened in 1888, the landmark hotel was the inspiration of Sir William Cornelius Van Horne, 19th Century railway pioneer and hotel visionary, who famously quipped, “If we can’t export the scenery, we’ll import the tourists.” The 125th anniversary celebrations will run all year long and include heritage tours, dining specials, a monthly artist-in-residence program, heritage golf and more. Leading up to the anniversary, recent renovations have included the Royal Suite, perched atop the Castle, and the hotel’s two signature Terrace Suites overlooking the scenic Bow River Valley.
The special 125th Castle Celebration Package offers us two nights in luxury and a daily resort credit $125 CAD. Enjoy sumptuous dining with expansive mountain views, golf on the world-famous Stanley Thompson golf course, hikes down the Spray Valley to the site of the original Rundle stone quarry or a sojourn in the world-class Willow Stream Spa. Available year-round, rates start from $359 CAD per night with a minimum two night stay.
In Arizona, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is celebrating a quarter century of luxury. The AAA Five-Diamond resort’s 25th Anniversary Early-Bird Special is perfect for a summer getaway. The package includes nightly accommodation and a daily $25 USD food and beverage credit. Available for stays from May 27, 2013 to September 2, 2013, rates start at $125 USD per night.
Back in Canada, The Fairmont Empress will be blowing out 105 candles in charming Victoria, British Columbia, with special offers. Other sister hotels marking milestones include South Africa’s Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, which will celebrate its crystal anniversary of 15 years since opening on the beach in KwaZulu-Natal, while in Boston Fairmont Battery Wharf is looking forward to starting their 5th year in America’s Walking City. In Montreal Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is celebrating 55 years.
All rates unless noted otherwise are subject to availability, priced per room, per night, exclude taxes and gratuity and are based on double occupancy. For reservations please visit fairmont.com or call 1-800-441-1414 and don’t miss more travel deals with Fairmont luxury hotels.
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