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FRHI Hotels and Resorts Adds Industry Leading Talent to Support Growth

Posted by: FRHI Date: 03/04/2014
TORONTO – FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), the parent company of luxury and upper upscale hotel brands Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, is growing and supporting its global expansion with talented additions to its international team.

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Welcomes its First Residences in China

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 26/03/2014
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Fairmont Chengdu Residences, the luxury hotel brand’s first residential project in China. Building on Fairmont’s growing presence in Asia Pacific, the residences are part of a mixed-use development that will also include Fairmont Chengdu, a new luxury hotel scheduled to open in 2015.

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FRHI Hotels & Resorts and Blum Family Acquire Claremont Hotel Club & Spa

Posted by: FRHI Date: 21/03/2014
TORONTO – FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), the parent company of luxury and upper upscale hotel brands Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, together with California financier Richard C. Blum and his family, have purchased the historic Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley, California, it was announced today. FRHI and the Blum family are equal partners and terms were not disclosed.

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FRHI HOTELS & RESORTS APPOINTS ANDREW GIBSON VICE PRESIDENT, SPAS & WELLNESS

Posted by: FRHI Date: 27/02/2014

FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), the parent company of luxury and upper upscale hotel brands Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Andrew Gibson as vice president, spas & wellness.

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FRHI Hotels & Resorts Appoints Senior Executives in Asia Pacific

Posted by: FRHI Date: 06/02/2014
SINGAPORE – FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), the parent company of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, has appointed five senior executives to oversee its growing portfolio of hotels in the Asia Pacific region.

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FRHI HOTELS & RESORTS TO GROW IN KEY INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

Posted by: FRHI Date: 22/01/2014
Keeping pace with its robust growth strategy, FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), the parent company of luxury and upper upscale hotel brands Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, will open an impressive collection of hotels and resorts in exciting international destinations in 2014.

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts to Welcome First Hotel in Malaysia

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 15/01/2014
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand in the FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) portfolio, today announced an agreement with CITITOWER SDN BHD, a joint venture between Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company and KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned company of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), to open its first property in Malaysia. Building on the brand's growing presence in Southeast Asia, Fairmont Kuala Lumpur is set to debut in 2017.

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FRHI Launches Mileage Partnership with Saudia

Posted by: FRHI Date: 13/01/2014
FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), the parent company of luxury and upper upscale hotel brands Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, today announced it has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the national airline of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to offer frequent flyer mile rewards to hotel guests.

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Fairmont Nanjing Opens Its Doors

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 11/12/2013
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Fairmont Nanjing – the luxury hotel brand’s fourth property in China. Situated in the heart of the prestigious district of Hexi New Town, it is the closest luxury hotel to major transportation centers, mainly, Nanjing Lukou International Airport and Nanjing South Railway Station, and just a few blocks from the Nanjing International Expo Centre and Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre.

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Offers Exclusive Wine Club with Dean & Deluca

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 26/09/2013
Beginning this month, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will offer a gourmet wine club membership through the luxury hotel brand’s partnership with Dean & Deluca, bringing rare and highly rated California wines to guests who register for the new program. Known as Fairmont Vintages wine club, the program will be available exclusively to Fairmont President’s Club members, offering quarterly shipments of six wines as well as access to a private tasting session at the Dean & Deluca boutique in Napa Valley.

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Fairmont Expands Reach into China with Luxury Hotel Project in Hangzhou

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 26/09/2013 Fairmont Hangzhou Slated To Open In 2017

FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), the parent company of luxury hotel brand Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, and Hengli Management Co., Ltd, the subsidiary of Zhong An Real Estate Limited (672.hk) today announced Fairmont Hangzhou, a new luxury hotel development in the capital city of Zhejiang province in the heart of Yangtze River Delta region, Eastern China.

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FRHI Announces Key Leadership Appointments

Posted by: FRHI Date: 04/09/2013 TORONTO – FRHI, the parent company of luxury and upper upscale hotel brands Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, today announced several appointments to its senior leadership team. The management changes, which include executive appointments and newly created roles in the areas of operations, sales and marketing and human resources, are also aligned with the company’s move to a new divisional structure.

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Luxury Residences Unveiled at Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 26/08/2013 Emaar Residences at the Fairmont Makkah are first of their kind for visitors to the Holy city

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a new addition to its growing residential collection, Emaar Residences at the Fairmont Makkah, in Saudi Arabia. Featuring 316 new luxury residences for sale, the first of their kind in Makkah, the project is located directly above the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel.

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INVESTORS IN PEOPLE (IIP) CERTIFICATION FOR SWISSÔTEL HOTELS & RESORTS

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 20/08/2013 ZURICH, Aug 2012 – In order to bring the company's Human Resourcesphilosophy "Putting an accent on our people" to the next level, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has challenged its Human Resources management practices, testing them through different assessments, and is now reaping the results: the international hotel chain with Swiss roots has been awarded the "Investors in People" (IIP) certification for all its hotel operations worldwide as well as its corporate office in Zurich.

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Fairmont Announces Initiative to Help Its Communities Flourish

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 13/08/2013 Luxury hotels embrace local philanthropy projects during Community Connections Month

This September, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will reach out and support local charitable organizations during the luxury hotel brand's Community Connections Month. As part of Fairmont's new Sustainability Partnership program and the brand’s ongoing commitment to proactively engage with its local communities, hotel colleagues in participating locations will be rolling up their sleeves and pitching in, whether it be volunteering at a shelter, highlighting the preservation of a threatened species like bees, raising funds for at-risk children or lending a helping hand (or hammer!) to improve facilities for the elderly.

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Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers, Azerbaijan Sets the Skyline Alight

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 27/06/2013 Iconic Flame Tower Complex is Azerbaijan’s tallest building

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers, the luxury brand’s first development in the emerging destination of Azerbaijan. Located within the highest part of the city in the heart of Baku’s vibrant centre, Fairmont Baku lies within one of the three Flame Towers: an extraordinary, award-winning, new development, now the tallest building complex in the country.

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A Shot of Cocktail Trends from Fairmont

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 06/06/2013

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts bars and bartenders have been behind many famous libations and cocktail trends. From the silky White Lady, developed by legendary barman Harry Craddock at London’s The Savoy, to the fun and flirty love affair with the Mai Tai, sipped by millions inside the tropical confines of Fairmont San Francisco’s kitschy Tonga Room, getting creative with the drink menu is something Fairmont’s cocktail experts consistently do well.

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Live like Gatsby with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ Suite Luxury Offers

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 04/06/2013

Living the suite life is a timeless indulgence. From the fictional to the famous, foreign escapades and fantastic hideaways are Fairmont specialties. Turning a hotel visit into an extravagant Suite Luxury escape is something that never goes out of style, whether it’s Jay Gatsby roaring through the 20’s at The Plaza in New York, John Lennon and Yoko Ono singing for world peace at Montreal’s Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, or JFK bedding down in the Penthouse at The Fairmont San Francisco.

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Fairmont's Bridal Experts Share Tips & Trends for Modern Nuptials

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 28/05/2013 2013 Weddings Commit to Elegance & Staying Social

The place of special occasions for over 100 years, Fairmont properties both modern and historic host the most important events in town. Always ahead of trends, the brand’s bridal experts are the ideal source for a sneak peek at the tips and tricks that are growing in popularity with chic couples around the world; today’s socially savvy brides can even check out fun ideas and stunning spaces at pinterest.com/fairmonthotels. From innovative ways to add opulence to clever ideas for leveraging social media, these insights add flair to any event.

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Park Yourself at Fairmont - World's Best Green Spaces Make Fantastic Front Yards

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 23/05/2013

In need of a cure for Nature Deficit Disorder? A term coined by author Richard Louv, the theory connects a number of maladies and social ills to a lack of exposure to the Great Outdoors. As more people lose their connection to parks and natural spaces, Fairmont puts green at guests’ fingertips with hotels – both urban and remote – that offer up-close-and-personal access to wilderness playgrounds that can be enjoyed by adults, kids, and everyone in between. For travelers looking to find a soul-satisfying remedy for nature withdrawal, Fairmont has the answer with top parks that are just steps from hotel front doors.

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The Fitzgerald Suite at the Plaza Celebrates Literary History and Baz Luhrmann's New Film Adaptation of the Great Gatsby

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 25/04/2013 Designed by Oscar® Winner Catherine Martin in Partnership with RH, Restoration Hardware, Bespoke Suite at The Plaza to be Unveiled on the Movie's Opening Night

To honor its famous patron, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and celebrate the release of Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of The Great Gatsby, The Fitzgerald Suite at The Plaza debuts on May 10, 2013. Designed by Catherine Martin, costume designer, production designer and co-producer of Baz Luhrmann's upcoming feature "The Great Gatsby," the 700-square-foot suite on the 18th floor of The Plaza has been transformed into a dramatic art deco space that channels the dynamism of the Jazz Age using authentic, period-inspired pieces from luxury home furnishings brand RH, Restoration Hardware.

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Top Spa Treatments that are Good Enough to Eat

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 25/04/2013 Fairmont’s Luxury Spas Take Inspiration from the Kitchen

For many, food is the best part of travel – whether they go directly for the maple sweets in Canada or Kona coffee in Hawaii. But what they may not know is that sometimes the best tasting ingredients also make the most potent spa elixirs. An avocado’s abundance of nutrients can be put to work in Willow Stream Spa’s Body Quench, which uses pure avocado oil for a deeply hydrating wrap, scalp and body massage. For guests who want to be steeped in luxury, the Ultimate Caviar Facial uses Kerstin Florian’s Signature Caviar collection – a peptide-rich age-defense skincare line – to reenergize tired skin.

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Fairmont Broadens Its Approach to Operational Sustainability

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 22/04/2013 Luxury brand expands its sustainability efforts to more effectively support its communities and achieve positive, long term change

More than two decades after Fairmont Hotels & Resorts led the foray into environmental stewardship with the launch of its highly acclaimed and industry-leading Green Partnership program, the luxury hotel brand is again raising the bar with the introduction of its new Fairmont Sustainability Partnership.

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Reconnect with the Great Outdoors at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 11/04/2013 New Travel Packages Bring Nature Up Close and Personal for Adventure-Seeking Guests

If one is by land and two is by sea, then three must be by air – preferably in a gondola soaring through the snow-capped mountains of Whistler, British Columbia. Guests of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts can enjoy nature at its sensational best as the luxury hotel brand delivers exhilarating packages that celebrate breathtaking locations, pay tribute to their decades-long commitment to responsible tourism and connect guests to the very best their destinations have to offer.

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Yoga‘tta’ Get To Fairmont: Top Fitness Experiences Around the World

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 20/03/2013 From the Rafters or From the Water, Luxury Hotels Offering Up Unique Fitness Classes

Hatha, Vinyasa, Hot & Power – it may seem like yoga and fitness classes have been twisted every which way, but Fairmont hotels are proving that exercise routines, both ancient and modern, are always ripe for innovation. Whether doing sun salutations on a stand-up paddle board in Hawaii or hanging from a hammock in Scottsdale, Fairmont is bringing yoga (and TRX, and kettlebells) to new levels.

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts to Debut in Istanbul, Turkey

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 14/03/2013

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced a new development in Istanbul, Turkey, scheduled to open in 2016. The 210-room hotel will be joined by branded residences and is part of the Quasar Istanbul complex, a new mixed-use development in the Sisli district, a vibrant neighborhood blending commercial, residential and retail yet situated close to major attractions in the city.

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Get the Party Started... Fairmont Celebrates Notable Anniversaries in 2013

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 11/03/2013 Toronto March 11, 2013 - The Fairmont Banff Springs Blows Out 125 Candles This Year

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 the brand is celebrating anniversaries far and wide, with hotels from British Columbia to South Africa marking eventful histories.

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Fairmont Heritage Place Announces New Luxury Residences at Mayakoba in Mexico's Riviera Maya

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 27/02/2013 Toronto February 27, 2013 - Eco-Resort Introduces 30 Residences in Exclusive Enclave on the Caribbean Sea

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced the newest addition to its private residence club offering with the launch of Fairmont Heritage Place, Mayakoba. Located in the most exclusive resort complex of the Mexican Caribbean, in the vibrant heart of the Mayan Riviera, Fairmont Heritage Place, Mayakoba is a dream conceived by OHLD and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.

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Lights, Camera, Fairmont!

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 05/02/2013 Toronto February 05, 2013 - Luxury Hotel Company Celebrates the Oscars with Top Hotels for Film Buffs.

Bust out the bubbly and practice that acceptance speech – the Academy Awards are just around the corner and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is getting in the spirit with an awards list of their own!

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Fairmont & BMW Expand Luxury Car Partnership

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 23/01/2013 TORONTO January 23, 2013 - Luxury Brands Partner to Offer Chauffeured Car Service to Hotel Guests in North America

Woodcliff Lake, NJ, January 23, 2013...BMW of North America announced today the expansion of a partnership with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts that will offer complimentary local shuttle service in BMW vehicles at all Fairmont properties in the United States. The U.S. program will be an extension of a program that was initially launched in Canada and will feature the BMW 750i Sedan.

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Fairmont The Palm Debuts on the Palm Jumeirah

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 03/01/2013 TORONTO January 03, 2013 - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts debuts a new addition to its growing portfolio in the Middle East – Fairmont The Palm. The property is owned by international residential and resort developer IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA HR).

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Swissotel Goa - A New Holiday Destination For Swissotel Hotels & Resorts in India

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 22/12/2012 Zurich, Dec 2012 – With the opening of a resort hotel in the popular Indian coastal state of Goa, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts will complement its global portfolio with an additional deluxe hotel. First guests are anticipated to be welcomed in the first quarter 2013.

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Names Among the World's Best

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 14/12/2012 TORONTO December 14, 2012 - Seasoned Travelers Say Yes to Fairmont in Top Reader’s Polls

Guests of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts can experience some of the world’s best places to stay after legendary publications Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazine named a number of the luxury operator’s properties among the best in the world based on the results of their annual readers’ polls.

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Fairmont Announces New Resort on the Indonesian Island of Bali

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 13/12/2012 - Fairmont Bali Slated to Open 2016 -

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced a new development on the southern coast of Bali, Indonesia scheduled to open in 2016. Perched on a ‘bukit’, or bluff, on the spectacular Balinese coastline with a spectacular and unobstructed view of the Indian Ocean, Fairmont Bali will offer guests 170 luxurious guest rooms and suites as well as branded residences. Denniston International, one of the industry’s leading hospitality design and planning firms, will oversee the project with their trademark approach of translating local culture into contemporary design.

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Swissotel Publishes First Public Sustainability Report

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 10/12/2012 Zurich, Dec 2012 – As part of its commitment to sustainable development, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is proud to release its first public sustainability report. This report has been produced to inform the global hotel group’s guests and stakeholders about the long-term strategy, goals, initiatives and performance relating to sustainability activities across the group.

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Raffles Praslin Recognized As Seychelles’ Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 26/11/2012 Raffles Praslin recently won the Seychelles Leading Hotel accolade at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2012. The comprehensive World Travel Awards (WTA) programme, hailed as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’ by the global media, highlights and rewards those travel brands that have made the greatest contribution to the industry in quality, innovation and service, over the past year.

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Unveiling Fairmont Makati

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 15/11/2012 TORONTO November 15, 2012 - Luxury Brand Welcomes First Hotel in the Philippines

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the opening of Fairmont Makati on December 3, marking the brand’s entry into the Philippines. Ideally situated in one of the 17 cities comprising Metro Manila - one of the major financial, commercial and economic hubs in Asia - Fairmont Makati joins a growing portfolio of Fairmont hotels in the Asia Pacific region, including the recently opened Fairmont Jaipur in India and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel.

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SWISSÔTEL HOTELS & RESORTS LAUNCH PARTNERSHIP WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS EXECUTIVE CLUB

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 15/11/2012 ZURICH, Nov 2012 – Guests of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts who are also British Airways’ Executive Club Members have a new reward to look forward to. With immediate effect, every stay at Swissôtels worldwide entitles guests to start collecting British Airways Executive Club Avios points directly.

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Expands to Changsha, China

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 08/11/2012 TORONTO November 08, 2012 - Hotel and Conference Center to Open in 2016

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (Fairmont), in partnership with Hunan Taskin Investment Co. Ltd, today announced a new property scheduled to open in 2016 in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province and a vital crossroad in the transport network of central China. In addition to a luxury hotel, the global hotel leader will also manage an adjacent new 40,000 square meter conference center at Taskin City in Shengfu New Town – a burgeoning financial and government district of Changsha.

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Fairmont Upgrades its Digital Platforms

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 18/10/2012 TORONTO October 18, 2012 - Fairmont Upgrades its Digital Platforms

With tablet usage on the rise and guests demanding more rich media content, the luxury hotel brand rolls out new website and other online enhancements.

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SWISSÔTEL HOTELS & RESORTS EXPANDS IN CHINA WITH A NEW DELUXE HOTEL IN CHANGSHA

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 16/10/2012 ZURICH, Oct 2012 – The international hotel group Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts continues to expand its portfolio in China. The future deluxe hotel will be located in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province and the transportation hub in southcentral China. Swissôtel Changsha will be part of a mixed-use development featuring a Grade A office tower, and it is scheduled to open in 2014.

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PILLOW FIGHT WITH SWISSÔTEL HOTELS & RESORTS

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 15/10/2012 ZURICH, Oct 2012 – In time for the festive season, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, together with the Swiss textile manufacturer Jakob Schlaepfer, are to launch an elegant design pillow collection, which will be available as a limited edition from 01 December 2012 via the Online-Shop “Swissotel at home”.

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Stay, and Stay Fit - Fairmont Makes Working Out as Easy as a Walk in the Park

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 03/10/2012 TORONTO October 03, 2012 - Fairmont President’s Club Guests Can Exercise Their Privileges with New Reebok Workout Gear

With a long track record of making it easy for guests to stay lean and mean while traveling, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is bolstering its popular Fairmont Fit program with new fitness gear, running shoes and other sports apparel from Reebok, a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied heritage in running, training and fitness.

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SHOWERED WITH AWARDS: SWISSÔTEL WINS 13 WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS AND 5 WORLD LUXURY HOTEL AWARDS

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 02/10/2012 ZURICH, Oct 2012 – Receiving thirteen World Travel Awards, among them the distinction “Asia’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel Brand” as well as five of the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards crowns again this year’s success of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. The global hotel group of Swiss origin has been honoured around the world with numerous awards for combining generous Swiss hospitality with high level service in a modern and stylish design.

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Raffles Praslin Seychelles Celebrates 125 Years of Raffles With 125 Hours In Paradise

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 26/09/2012 Raffles Hotels & Resorts celebrates its 125th anniversary with a whole year of celebrations from September 2012 onwards. Paying homage to the milestone, the youngest member of the Raffles family, Raffles Praslin Seychelles, has created an extraordinary five day VIP experience, inviting guests to spend 125 hours in paradise…

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EXPANSION IN THE MIDDLE EAST: SWISSÔTEL HOTELS & RESORTS TO OPEN NEW DELUXE HOTEL IN DUBAI, U.A.E.

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 24/09/2012 ZURICH, Sep 2012 – After opening its first hotel in the Middle East in the Holy city of Makkah, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is adding another deluxe hotel in the region: Swissôtel Jadaf Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The hotel is expected to open by early 2016.

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Fairmont, The Savoy & Abbey Road “Come Together” For Exclusive Studio Experience

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 12/09/2012 TORONTO September 12, 2012 - Luxury Hotel Brand Invites Guests to Record A Song at Abbey Road Studios Where Iconic Music Has Been Made by The Beatles, U2, Pink Floyd & Many Others

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Fairmont Chefs Get Saucy

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 11/09/2012 TORONTO September 11, 2012 - From House-Cured Meats to Ketchup Made from Beets, Fairmont Chefs Hand Craft Every Detail

Fairmont Chefs are getting back to the basics by crafting as much as they can in house, right down to the smallest culinary accents. By preserving their own produce and curing their own meats, chefs can be sure every bite tastes exactly the way they want it to, utilizing the freshest products and minimizing processing to deliver flavors that are clean, clear and full of flavor.  Diners can enjoy these flavors while traveling, and even beyond as many of the products can be purchased to grace travelers’ tables at home.

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NEW GENERAL MANAGERS AT SWISSÔTEL AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS AND SWISSÔTEL TALLINN, ESTONIA

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 10/09/2012 ZURICH, Sep 2012 – New General Managers have been appointed with immediate effect at both the Swissôtel Tallinn and the Swissôtel Amsterdam. Bart Westerhout, previously General Manager at the Swissôtel Amsterdam, is moving to Tallinn and Harold Kluit, until recently the Director of Revenue & Marketing at the Swissôtel Amsterdam, will be taking up the position of General Manager there.

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Raffles Hotel Singapore Celebrates 125 Years of Timeless Style With a Very Special Luxury Package, For the Month of September 2012 Only

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 22/08/2012 August 22, 2012 – It was 125 years ago in 1887 that the iconic Raffles Hotel opened its doors and welcomed its first guests. Today, the hotel is virtually synonymous with Singapore, named after the city’s founder, Sir Stamford Raffles.

Through the years, the glamorous guest list has included business tycoons and adventurers, politicians and movie stars, authors and writers – all of whom fed in to the stories and legends, both fact and fiction, which have added to the mystic of the hotel ever since.

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SWISSÔTEL MAKKAH SET TO COMMENCE OPERATIONS IN THE ISLAMIC CAPITAL

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 13/08/2012 Makkah, Aug 2012 – Spectacular experience awaits guests at Swissôtel Makkah, with 1487 beautifully appointed rooms and suites constituting to be the largest hotel of Saudi Arabia and the biggest entity of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. The soon to be unveiled prestigious hotel will mark the international hotel group’s first venture in the Middle East and is due to welcoming guests from the 1st day of Ramadan in July 2012.

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WWW.SWISSOTEL.COM – SWISSÔTEL HOTELS & RESORTS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE WITH SPECIAL OFFER

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 08/08/2012 ZURICH, Aug 2012 – Fresh, modern, engaging and user-friendly: these are the qualities that best describe the new website of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. The international hotel group with Swiss roots has completely redesigned its site at www.swissotel.com, which is sure to impress thanks to its greatly improved navigation and new functionality. A special offer including accommodation with free breakfast has been created to celebrate the launch.

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Anniversary Excitement Bubbles Over At Raffles Hotel, Singapore with the Arrival of the Limited-Edition

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 31/07/2012 July 31, 2012 - Raffles Hotel Singapore eagerly awaits the arrival of an exceptional delivery into its cellars a limited-edition 125th Anniversary Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne. Exclusively bottled to mark 125 years since this legendary hotel opened, the private label cuvée will be available at Raffles Hotel Singapore and at the other hotels in the Raffles Hotels & Resorts family, in Paris, Seychelles, Cambodia and China. The champagne will have its debut in Singapore during the hotel’s anniversary festivities in September, which will launch a year of celebrations.

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Raffles Hotel Singapore Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 31/07/2012 July 31, 2012 - There are a few hotels in the world whose names have become virtually synonymous with the cities in which they are located – and none more so than Raffles Hotel in Singapore.

Named after Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, Raffles started out as a 10-room bungalow, 125 years ago. Over the next 20 years it grew to become the landmark that it is today - and the haunt of tycoons, rogues, adventurers, movie stars, authors and journalists. Visiting writers included Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and Noel Coward, a host of foreign correspondents – all of whom fed in the stories and legends, fact and fiction, which have clung to the hotel ever since. Through their stories, the Long Bar, the Palm Court and the Billiard Room with its tiger, became familiar to people who had never even been to Singapore. Today these stories remain and are relished – but time has not been allowed to stand still at Raffles Hotel.

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Get Steeped – The Second Sitting

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 26/07/2012 TORONTO July 26, 2012 - Luxury Hotel Brand Expands on Popular Tea Program

According to a popular saying, “things are usually better the second time around”, and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts couldn’t agree more.  This November, the luxury brand and its collection of celebrated hotels will once again pay tribute to the grand tradition of “taking tea” with its Get Steeped with Fairmont program. Expanded from a one-day celebration to a full month of festivi‘teas’, the 2012 program is sure to impress with traditional afternoon tea services, sommelier-led tastings, fancy hat competitions, tea-infused cocktails, and even a new, special tea blend.

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Fairmont Debuts in Jaipur, The Pink City

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 24/07/2012 - Five Star Hotel is Luxury Brand’s First Opening in India -

TORONTO July 24, 2012 - Continuing to grow worldwide, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is eagerly anticipating the opening of a new luxury hotel: Fairmont Jaipur in India. The hotel is set to open its doors on August 9, 2012, marking Fairmont’s entry into India.  The hotel is ideally situated within India’s “Golden Triangle”, a geographic region that is home to dazzling palaces, timeless forts and notable landmarks like the Taj Mahal.

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SWISSÔTEL SANYA, HAINAN ISLAND, CHINA – FIRST GOLF RESORT FOR SWISSÔTEL HOTELS & RESORTS IN CHINA

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 24/07/2012 ZURICH, Jul 2012 – The newest Swissôtel Resort will be built in Sanya, China’s only tropical resort destination located in the southernmost part of Hainan Island. This deluxe hotel will be part of the Sanya Dragon Valley Hot Spring & Golf Resort, which includes one of the most exclusive 18-hole golf courses in the region. The Swissôtel Sanya will be part of a large scale mixed-use development at the 267 hectare Dragon Valley Resort, and is scheduled to open in 2015.

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Once Upon a Time... Fairmont Makes Magic with Fairy Tale Weddings

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 19/07/2012 Toronto July 19, 2012 - With a huge spate of big budget films and TV shows flooding the airways, fairy tales have taken pop culture by storm. TV shows like Once Upon a Time and Grimm have expanded on traditional fairy tale lore while Hollywood is having a heyday reimagining heroes and villains from Kristen Stewart in Snow White & The Huntsman to Angelina Jolie as Sleeping Beauty's nemesis Maleficent. Call us traditionalists, but here at Fairmont we still think the best fairy tales close the credits with a magical wedding straight out of the storybooks. So even though Mother Goose and the Brothers Grimm never divulged exactly where Belle tossed her bouquet or Cinderella cut the cake, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has taken the time to imagine a few places where they'd feel right at home with Prince Charming - whether it's a classic Grand Dame castle or modish fairy tale marvel.

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Remove Shark Fin From Menus

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 18/07/2012 - Move supports the luxury hotel brand’s Sustainable Seafood policy -

Toronto July 18, 2012 - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced that it has formally removed shark fin from all of its hotel menus in Asia, effective immediately. The move, which also spans the luxury hotel brand’s global culinary operations, is in line with Fairmont’s industry-leading commitment to environmental stewardship and supports an earlier pledge to offer sustainable seafood choices in an effort to conserve precious marine species.

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Welcome Chinese Travelers With New Service Offerings

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 20/06/2012 - Luxury Hotel Brand Rolls Out New Program with Outbound Travel from Asia on the Rise -

Toronto June 20, 2012 - With more than 77 million Chinese travelers expected to take a trip overseas in 2012*, and China fast becoming one of the world’s most influential international tourism markets, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced a new Chinese Menu Program at its worldwide collection of more than 60 luxury hotels. The new program, which will be phased in throughout 2012, will provide greater personalization and enhanced culinary choices for Chinese guests traveling abroad.

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SWISSÔTEL HOTELS & RESORTS MARK THEIR 30TH ANNIVERSARY – A SUCCESS STORY

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 19/06/2012 ZURICH, Jun 2012 – Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts have every reason to celebrate the new year: this is the year the Swiss hotel chain turns 30. The venture which started out in 1980 with just a few hotels has now blossomed into a distinguished, internationally renowned hotel chain with deluxe hotels in 17 countries across five continents.

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Take Your Dog to Work Day

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 18/06/2012 - Gourmand Hounds and Foodie Felines are on the VIP List at Fairmont’s Luxury Hotels across North America -

Toronto June 18, 2012 - On the occasion of Take Your Dog to Work Day, June 22, Fairmont wants to encourage guests to take their dog to Fairmont – where four-legged friends are always welcome. While services and amenities vary from hotel to hotel, offerings for furry guests range from local walking maps to handy items like water bowls and doggie beds. But what will really make Fluffy and Fido swoon are the specially-made treats and pet-approved menus that will have them barking for more after every visit.

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SWISSÔTEL HOTELS & RESORTS EXPANDS ITS PROPERTIES IN TURKEY WITH TWO NEW DELUXE HOTELS IN BODRUM

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 16/06/2012 ZURICH, Jun 2012 – Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio in Turkey is being expanded with two new deluxe hotels: a beach resort and a city resort in Bodrum. In addition to Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, Bodrum will become another important feature destination in the Turkish market for this international hotel group with Swiss roots. The two new properties are scheduled to open in 2013 and 2014.

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Raffles, Many happy returns! Here’s to many more…

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 10/06/2012 June 10, 2012 - There are a few hotels in the world whose names have become virtually synonymous with the cities in which they are located – and none more so than Raffles in Singapore. Named after Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, Raffles was built 125 years ago, more than a decade before the turn of the nineteenth century. It soon became the haunt of business tycoons, the great and good, rogues and adventurers, politicians, movie stars, authors and journalists.

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Raffles Hotels & Resorts Launches a New Collection of Packages for Every Occasion

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 07/06/2012 June 7, 2012 - As part of a brand refresh, Raffles Hotels & Resorts has introduced a new collection of six core packages that will be launched this month. The packages will be available at all eight of Raffles Hotels & Resorts’ properties around the world: Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris; Raffles Dubai, UAE; Raffles Makkah Palace, Saudi Arabia; Raffles Praslin Seychelles; Raffles Hotel, Singapore; Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap, Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Raffles Beijing, China.

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SWISSÔTEL HOTELS & RESORTS TO OPEN NEW DELUXE HOTEL IN KAZAN, RUSSIA: SWISSÔTEL RIVIERA TOWER KAZAN

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 07/06/2012 ZURICH, Jun 2012 – Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts and Riviera Tower Limited Liability Company have signed a management contract for a new deluxe hotel in Russia. The Kazan property will help the international hotel group with Swiss roots reinforce its footing in the Eastern European market and is scheduled to open in 2016.

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Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris Appoints Florence Dubois as Director of Sales and Marketing

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 05/06/2012 London, May 1, 2012 - Omer Acar, General Manager of Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris, is delighted to announce the appointment of FLORENCE DUBOIS as Director of Sales and Marketing, Le Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris. Ms Dubois has joined Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris, following 13 years with GLA Hotel group, as Director of Sales and Marketing from 1999, and Vice President Sales and Marketing from 2009 onwards.

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Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor Appoints Janet Chan, Assistant Director of Sales

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 05/06/2012 June 5, 2012 - Raffles Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Janet Chan as Assistant Director of Sales for Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Janet was previously with Hotel de la Paix, Siem Reap, and brings with her a wealth of international sales and marketing experience, which will further strengthen Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor's position within the Siem Reap hotel scene.

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Announces Austin Debut With New Conference Hotel

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 01/06/2012 - Luxury Brand to Open Fairmont Austin in 2015 -

TORONTO June 01, 2012 - Luxury hotel brand Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (“Fairmont”) and Manchester Texas Financial Group LLC (MTFG) announce the signing of an agreement for Fairmont to manage a new city center hotel slated to open in 2015. The Fairmont Austin will be located directly east of the Austin Convention Center, at the northeast corner of Cesar Chavez and Red River Streets.

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Fairmont Strengthens its Position as an International Employer of Choice

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 08/05/2012 - Luxury Hotel Brand Celebrates Top Award and Launch of New FairmontCareers.com site -

Toronto May 08, 2012 - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced the official launch of its new-look Careers Website, a compelling gateway for today’s top talent to connect with the brand. Building on Fairmont’s reputation as an exceptional employer and supporting the luxury hotel brand’s global expansion plans, the site debuts a wide range of upgrades that provide a window to rewarding career opportunities and engaging experiences in hotels around the world.

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Fairmont Signs on Indian-Based Carrier Jet Airways as Newest Airline Partner

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 07/05/2012 - Addition of India’s Premier International Airline Underscores Plan to Grow in Southeast Asia -

TORONTO May 07, 2012 - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced a new marketing alliance with Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline. As part of the new partnership, guests and members of the luxury hotel brand’s guest recognition program, Fairmont President's Club, will have the option of earning airline miles in Jet Airways’ frequent flyer program, JetPrivilege.

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Fairmont Heritage Place Announces New Luxury Residences at El Corazon de Santa Fe, New Mexico

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 03/05/2012 TORONTO May 03, 2012 - Fairmont Heritage Place, the private residence club offering from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, today announced that it has assumed management of The Residence Club at El Corazon de Santa Fe, Santa Fe’s only downtown fractional ownership property.

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An Iconic Photography Gallery for an Iconic Hotel: Raffles Grand Hotel D’angkor Welcomes McDermott Gallery

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 01/05/2012 Siem Reap, Cambodia – A new gallery, showcasing the iconic monochromatic photographs of the Angkor temples by the award-winning fine art photographer John McDermott, will open this August in Siem Reap’s Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.

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Fairmont Ajman Debuts on Arabian Gulf

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 30/04/2012 - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts to Open Resort in Ajman in 2013 -

TORONTO, April 30, 2012 – A new resort property, Fairmont Ajman, will open in the United Arab Emirates in early 2013. Prominently situated on the Corniche, the sleek and contemporary resort fronts 250 meters of unspoiled, sandy beaches, perfect for leisure and incentive travelers.

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Raffles Seychelles Recognized as Part of the Best New Hotels in the World

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 30/04/2012 April 2012 - Recent accolades include the Conde Nast Traveller Hot List 2012 

Raffles Praslin Seychelles is featured in Conde Nast Traveler's annual Hot List issue, the ultimate insider's guide to the hottest new hotels, spas, and restaurants of the year. Of the thousands of new properties that opened in the last year, evaluated each on a standard set of criteria including service, food, atmosphere and amenities, Raffles Praslin has been selected as one of the 60 best new hotels in the world. The resort’s spa has also made the cut in the Conde Nast Traveler’s 2012 Hot List: in the Best World Spas Accolade, as one of the Top 35 New Spas around the world.

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Fairmont Chefs Give a Sneak Peak at What’s Cooking In Kitchens Around the World

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 26/04/2012 - Hot Trends, Fresh Faces & New Restaurants -

TORONTO, April 26, 2012 – From well seasoned masters to newcomers on the rise, Fairmont chefs are cooking up a storm in kitchens from Singapore to Sonoma. In order to satisfy sophisticated travelers, chefs are spicing up in-room dining menus, getting ahead of the microbrew trend and constantly looking for ways to make every dish unique. Beyond the kitchen, entire culinary teams are using their skills to teach local kids how to eat right and stay healthy, while prestigious awards keep pouring in from all corners of the planet.

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A Luxurious Wellness Retreat at Raffles Praslin, Award-Winning Spa Property in Seychelles

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 25/04/2012 April 2012 - Body & Soul package on offer - Award-winning spa with guiding philosophy of transformation 

For an indulging getaway, Raffles Praslin Seychelles promises an unparalleled experience with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and pristine beaches. The “Body & Soul’ spa offer is specially tailored to take guests on a meaningful journey to relaxation and well-being, amidst paradisiacal surroundings.

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A Collection of Spectacular Private Suites is Revealed at Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 20/04/2012 April 2012 - Privé lives up to its name. The best private address in Paris.Wonderfully elegant and luxurious, yet understated and very welcoming. Behind a discreet entrance on the chic avenue Hoche, next to Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris, is a new collection of heavenly suites, including three spectacular Presidential Suites. Each one is designed as an exclusive private residence, with levels of service worthy of a great private house.

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SWISSÔTEL HOTELS & RESORTS CONTINUING ITS EXPANSION IN INDIA WITH SWISSÔTEL GRAND MUMBAI

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 03/04/2012 ZURICH, April 2012 – Having successfully opened its first hotel in India – Swissôtel Kolkata – in July 2010, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, the international hotel group of Swiss origin signed a management contract for a flagship project in India: Swissôtel Grand Mumbai. This is in addition to one more hotel under development for the brand in Bangalore.

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SWISSÔTEL CHICAGO COMPLETES $10 MILLION RENOVATION

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 03/04/2012 ZURICH, Apr 2012 – The Four Diamond Swissôtel Chicago has completed the $10 million renovation of its lobby and classic meeting space. Construction began in December 2011.

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Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv Opens its Doors

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 22/03/2012 - Luxury Brand Welcomes First Hotel in Eastern Europe -

TORONTO, March 22, 2012 - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce the opening of Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv, the luxury brand's first hotel in Eastern Europe. Located in the heart of the Ukraine capital's historic Podil district, Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv joins a growing portfolio of Fairmont hotels in Europe, including the soon-to-open Fairmont Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Make it a Royal Affair with Fairmont & The Savoy

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 21/03/2012 - Special Package Lets Guests Stay at London’s The Savoy During Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee -

TORONTO, March 21, 2012 - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has a long history of hosting royals from around the world, but the luxury hotel brand has an especially long relationship with the British Monarch, HM Queen Elizabeth II. This year, as the second longest serving British monarch gets ready to celebrate her 60-year reign, The Savoy, a Fairmont Managed Hotel is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of the grand Diamond Jubilee festivities. Since she was a Princess, Fairmont hotels around the world have hosted Her Majesty as she graced the halls of the brand’s storybook castles and fairytale retreats, whether for grand formal functions or secluded getaways far from prying eyes.

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SWISSÔTEL RESORT PHUKET: FIRST RESORT PROPERTY IN ASIA FOR SWISSÔTEL HOTELS & RESORTS

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 20/03/2012 ZURICH, March 2012 – Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is about to add its first property in Phuket to its portfolio. The international hotel group has been appointed the manager of the existing Courtyard by Marriott at Kamala Beach, which will be re-branded as Swissôtel Resort Phuket on 1 April 2012. This will be the group’s third property in Thailand and its first resort property in Sountheast Asia.

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SWISSÔTEL HOTELS & RESORTS STARTS VITALITY PROGRAMME

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 13/03/2012 ZURICH, March 2012 – Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts’ new activity programme stays true to its belief in vitality. Following the launch of the new Pürovel Spa & Sport brand last year, a greater focus is being placed on the natural vitality and healthy lifestyles of Swissôtel guests. This includes a whole range of activities that guests can do either in their room, in the gym, or outdoors, whenever it is convenient for them. The Vitality Programme is being implemented in several stages over the course of 2012.

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Fairmont Races Ahead of the Competition with World-Class Grand Prix Packages

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 08/03/2012 - Luxury Hotels in Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Monaco, Shanghai & Montreal Get In Gear for F1 -

TORONTO, March 8, 2012 – Formula 1 is one of the world’s most prestigious sporting spectaculars – with fast cars, fancy parties and famous drivers from all over the world converging on chic hotspots from Montreal to Shanghai. Whether travelers want to rub elbows with the glitterati or be thrilled by the revving engines, five Fairmont hotels have front row seats to the action, and are the perfect pit stop for globetrotting speed demons. From the boisterous Grand Prix du Canada in Montreal to the circuit’s only night race in Singapore, Fairmont can put guests in the heart of the action. For more information on Fairmont’s F1 activities and offers, guests can visit fairmont.com/promotions/formula1, which will be updated throughout the racing season.

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Raffles Hotels & Resorts appoints Simon Hirst as General Manager, Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 27/02/2012 February 2012 - John Johnston, President of Raffles Hotels & Resorts, announces the appointment of well known hotelier, Simon Hirst, as General Manager of Raffles Praslin Seychelles, effective 27th February 2012. John Johnston says, “I am delighted to welcome Simon into the Raffles family. He is extremely highly-regarded in the industry and brings extensive international expertise in the pre-opening, opening, positioning and managing of award-winning hotels and resorts. I know that Raffles Praslin Seychelles will benefit enormously from Simon’s international experience, to confirm its position as one of the leading luxury hotels in the Indian Ocean”.

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Raffles Hotels & Resorts Appoints Simon Hirst as General Manager, Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 23/02/2012 February 2012 - John Johnston, President of Raffles Hotels & Resorts, announces the appointment of well known hotelier, Simon Hirst, as General Manager of Raffles Praslin Seychelles, effective 27th February 2012.

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Raffles Praslin Seychelles Presents a Family Easter Special

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 17/02/2012 February 2012 - Complimentary night offer with a child staying for free, Includes Easter lunch and family activities 

For the Easter holidays, Raffles Praslin Seychelles offers families an Easter Accommodation Special which includes delightful entertainment options such as an Easter Sunday lunch, an egg treasure hunt, a chocolate-making workshop and a visit to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All this amidst breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and pristine beaches.

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A SWISS PARTNERSHIP IN DESIGN AND INTERIOR DECORATION: INNOVATIVE TEXTILES BY JAKOB SCHLAEPFER NOW AT SWISSÔTELS & RESORTS

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 17/02/2012 ZURICH, February 2012 – It is not only haute couture and prêt-à-porter fashion designers like Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Jean Paul Gaultier who swear by the innovative fabrics of Jakob Schlaepfer. Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, too, are delighted to be forging a partnership with the venerable St. Gallen-based establishment which has created a global sensation with its unusual textiles. Exquisite silk scarves are now available at the “Swissôtel at home” online shop (www.swissotelathome.com), and in future the interior design will also feature Jakob Schlaepfer fabrics and wallpapers.

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Two Fairmonts Join The Century Club in 2012

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 16/02/2012 - The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston & Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa Turn 100 -

TORONTO, February 16, 2012 – Joining the elite ranks of 100-year-old iconic hotels such as The Savoy in London, The Plaza in New York, and The Fairmont Banff Springs in Alberta, Canada is no small feat. But in 2012 Fairmont will be celebrating not one, but two centennial birthdays: Ottawa’s Fairmont Château Laurier on June 1 and Boston’s The Fairmont Copley Plaza on Aug. 19. Both grand dames will be offering special offers, events and activities to highlight the history and grandeur that have graced their halls over the past century.

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TripAdvisor Honors Fairmont on List of World’s Best Hotels

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 24/01/2012 - Fairmont Beijing Lands Top Spot in China in Travelers’ Choice Awards -

TORONTO, January 2012 – As Fairmont Hotels & Resorts continues to grow its portfolio of luxury properties in coveted destinations around the world, travelers are taking note of the brand’s high style and outstanding service with top rankings in surveys such as TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards, which recently named Fairmont Beijing as the top hotel in China and #15 in Asia. With stunning architecture and a prime location in the heart of Beijing, one traveler was quoted as saying “Service was unparalleled. The perfect place to stay…”

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Honeymoon in Paradise at Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 24/01/2012 January 2012 - Romantic package offer, Private dinner under the stars and spa couple’s treatment

For a memorable honeymoon Raffles Praslin Seychelles promises a romantic escape among paradisiacal surroundings. From personalised 24-hour butler service to romantic dinner on the beach and private plunge pools, to couples spa treatments, everything about Raffles Praslin Seychelles is deeply romantic - and guarantees the most spectacular Indian Ocean view to awake to.

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NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN SWISSÔTEL HOTELS & RESORTS AND QATAR AIRWAYS

Posted by: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Date: 24/01/2012 ZÜRICH, January 2012 – The start of January sees the international hotel chain Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts entering into another important partnership – this time with the Qatari airline Qatar Airways, based in Doha. As of now, members of the Privilege Club, the airline’s frequent flyer programme, can collect air miles each time they stay at one of 27 Swissôtels in 15 countries worldwide.

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Fairmont Inks Mileage Agreement with Qatar Airways

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 19/01/2012 - Addition of New Frequent Flyer Program Underscores Brand’s Global Growth -

TORONTO, January 19, 2012 – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced a new marketing alliance with Qatar Airways, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines. As part of the new partnership, Fairmont guests on qualifying stays will now have the opportunity to earn 500 Qmiles or more in Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club program. Qualifying stays are subject to hotel availability at published rack, corporate or package rates. Members of the luxury hotel chain’s guest recognition program, Fairmont President's Club, will also have the option of earning additional frequent flyer Qmiles.

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Raffles Makkah Palace – Ultimate residence for an inspiring Journey

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 19/01/2012 Raffles Makkah Palace is Magnificently crafted just steps away from Al Masjid Al Haraam, the Holiest site in Islam, and the primary destination for Muslims all over the globe, elegantly designed generating a world-class renowned name in Elite Hospitality. Suites offer breathtaking views of the Holy mosque, and offers its residents treasured and worthy of royal services. Residents cherish remarkable lifetime experience with splendid views of the Grand Holy mosque.

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Abbey Road Studios Partners with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 12/01/2012 LONDON, January 12, 2012 - Abbey Road Studios today announced a global partnership agreement with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. As part of the partnership, guests of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will have the chance to experience once-in-a-lifetime experiences from Abbey Road Studios from behind-the-scenes studio visits to Recording a Song at Abbey Road Studios, as well as exclusive discounts and offers on Abbey Road Studios products and services.

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A Special Date for that Special Someone

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 12/01/2012 - Fairmont Recommends Bars for First Dates, Anniversary Dates, It’s Not You It’s Me Dates & More -

TORONTO, January 12, 2012 – What’s the best bar in the world? Well it depends on your intentions. Suave Casanovas would never use the same spot for a blind date as an anniversary date, and would probably recommend different locales for a date to meet the parents and one to break it off. That’s why Fairmont has taken the time to recommend the best bars and lounges for dates of all kinds, whether someone’s in need of a date spot for a new love, an old love, or a love they’re about to let go.

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Fairmont Wedding Tips and Trends

Posted by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Date: 11/01/2012 ~ Luxury Hotel Brand’s Bridal Experts Dish on All of the Best Wedding Trends ~

TORONTO, January 11, 2012 – Fairmont is known worldwide as a place of special occasions, from the copper-roofed Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, to royal-favorite The Savoy in London, to Toronto’s Grand Dame Fairmont Royal York. Many of Fairmont’s storied properties have hosted “first dances” for close to a century, and all are on the front lines when it comes to knowing what modern brides want. Here are a few trends Fairmont wedding experts predict will be big in 2012.

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Raffles Tops Condé Nast Traveler 2011 Gold List Scores in Beijing and Singapore; Celebrates 10th Consecutive Year on the Gold List in Siem Reap

Posted by: Raffles Hotels & Resorts Date: 28/12/2011 Raffles Beijing Hotel, Raffles Hotel Singapore and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor Siem Reap have been selected by Condé Nast Traveler as among the World’s Best Places to Stay in the magazine’s 2011 Gold List. Raffles Beijing Hotel and Raffles Hotel Singapore emerged with top scores in each of their respective cities while Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor Siem Reap celebrates its 10th consecutive year as one of Cambodia’s best hotels.

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