Suite Welcomes at The Savoy
The luxury of a suite stay at The Savoy in London now starts before guests even arrive at the iconic front entrance on the Strand. For guests staying in a one-bedroom suite or above, the grand dame has introduced The Savoy Suite Welcome to ensure that this luxurious property becomes a home away from home. The welcome begins before the guest leaves home with a call from a Savoy butler. They inquire about any special requests that the team can organise; whether it be a preferred choice of Champagne, tickets to a must-see West End show or simply if a guest likes brown or white toast. The service also includes complimentary perks such as round trip transfers from all London airports and railway stations, courtesy car drop off within a three mile radius (subject to availability), beverages from the in-room private bar, pressing of one garment per person, dedicated 24-hour butler service, high-speed Wi-Fi and a welcome amenity. Rates for suites start from GBP1,095.
Celebrating 2013 Fairmont Birthdays
With an enviable collection of landmark hotels that run from historic treasures to modern marvels, Fairmont hotels are celebrating a number of landmark birthdays and anniversaries this year. One of the world’s most iconic hotels, The Fairmont Banff Springs, turns 125 years young and has a full timetable of events and activities planned. Close on its heels and with major renovations in store for 2013 is Quebec City’s Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, which celebrates 120 years as the world’s most photographed hotel with a new package for guests. On the opposite side of Canada, The Fairmont Empress will be blowing out 105 candles in charming Victoria, British Columbia with special offers in store for guests. Outside of Canada, a few sister hotels are marking milestones of their own – in South Africa Fairmont Zimbali Lodge will celebrate its crystal anniversary of fifteen years since opening on the beach in KwaZulu-Natal, while in Boston Fairmont Battery Wharf is looking forward to starting their fifth year in the historic North End Waterfront. In Arizona, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is celebrating a quarter century of luxury.
Gold Key Concierges at Fairmont
Boasting 70 Les Clefs d’Or concierges across the Fairmont brand, Fairmont Jaipur’s Gungun Girish has the distinction of being the first woman in Rajasthan working as a Clefs D’or Chief Concierge. Gungun joins an esteemed tradition of highly trained concierges at Fairmont which includes Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s Anne Mckenna, the first female Clefs D’or member at Fairmont – celebrating her 25th year with the hotel in 2013 and Tom Wolfe, America’s very first concierge. Tom arrived at The Fairmont San Francisco in 1974 after traditional concierge training in Europe. As the founder of Les Clefs d’Or in The United States, Tom with Anne and Gungun are part of a long line of Fairmont concierges inducted into this elite organisation, which admits only the most talented concierges across the world.
Brazilian Churrascaria Makes its way to Dubai
Brazilian Churrascaria has come to Dubai, where Frevo at the just opened Fairmont The Palm is the newest hotspot for travellers in the mood for fun, frivolity and flavour. Succulent cuts of meat, all served in espeto corridor style, are made in the traditional style of South Brazil where skewers of lamb, beef and chicken are carved at the table. Boasting a large selection of exotic and colourful salads with a ‘Salad-ista’ preparing customised dishes for guests, Frevo also features a large collection of cachaça (a Brazilian distilled beverage made of sugar cane) based cocktails, including the world famous Caipirinha. Live music each night brings the vibrant tempo of Brazilian carnival to the resort.
Night Golf at The Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton is a sight to see: a glow-in-the-dark Texas Scramble tournament – held completely in the dark. Guests are given rental clubs and glowing balls and are guided along the course by glowing beacons, making it an evening of golf like no other. Special prizes are in store for the best scores and best dressed, and in summer, it is a great way to work off dinner, with tee times starting from 9pm. In the winter, guests can fit in a few holes pre-dinner with a five pm tee time, thus “earning” a decadent post-game meal. A fun way to play one of the best par-3 courses in the world, Night Golf is played every Thursday and can also be arranged at other times for custom group golf outings. Serious golf lovers looking for a more challenging tournament can try the Bacardi World Par-3 Championship, coming up 22nd – 24th March and featuring a two-day, 36-hole championship golf tournament at The Fairmont Southampton.
Street Eats in Vancouver
Vancouver has become renowned for the abundance of ‘meals on wheels’ with a vastly growing Vancouver Food Cart population featuring over 100 carts found around the city. Food Cart cuisine ranges from BBQ and Fish Tacos to Dim Sum and home style Grilled Cheese – there’s a truck to tickle every taste-bud. Together with Vancouver Foodie Tours, Fairmont Pacific Rim has created a package that includes luxurious accommodation, welcome amenity, daily breakfast, a World’s Best Street Eats Tour for two with local Vancouver Foodie Tours and a food cart city map to note all the favourites. The package starts at CAD599 (*GBP383) per night.
Japanese Tradition Comes to Singapore
At Fairmont Singapore, Mikuni restaurant is celebrating Hina Matsuri (Doll’s Festival or Girl’s Day) for the first time in Singapore with a lunch bento and dinner kaiseki menu especially designed for ladies. Traditionally celebrated in Japan on 3rd March, ornamental dolls are displayed on red carpeted platforms during Hina Matsuri and loved ones unite in prayer for young girls’ happiness and growth. Executive Chef Moon Kyung Soo draws inspiration from the tradition of presenting clam shells during Hina Matsuri, which symbolises a peaceful and united couple. His Bara Chirashi Mikuni Style is presented in gold and silver tinted clam shells and reveals a coveted treasure of rice, salmon, uni, caviar, sesame and clams. For a sweet and memorable end to the meal, Chef Moon will prepare a pink colored Sakura Mochi and Mikuni Hina Candy. Traditionally served during Hina Matsuri, Chef Moon’s version of mochi is infused with the flavor of seasonal cherry blossoms. Wrapped in a cherry blossom leaf, it is accompanied by an addictively sweet red and white hina candy.
Falcons on the Team at Fairmont Jaipur
The falcon is classified as a schedule one highly endangered species according to the Wildlife Protection Act, but this majestic animal has found a home at the new Fairmont Jaipur in India. In the ancient times, falconry was a sport practiced by the Royal families, who hunted wild quarry using trained birds of prey. Shahid Khan, the only living Indian UNESCO certified falconer in India, is the proud owner of four falcons, and even boasts his own captive breeding programme. Originally from Jaipur, Shahid comes from a long line of falconers and works with Fairmont Jaipur to keep pigeons away from the hotel.
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ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of more than 60 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The luxury brand’s distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication, warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also recognised internationally for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership programme. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residences club, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties.
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