UPDATE: Fairmont President’s Club ‘Canada 150’ Surprise Gift – Third Night Free Cert!

Fairmont Presiden’s Club deposited to some member accounts third night free certificate on July 1st (to celebrate Canada turning 150) and I wrote about it at the time.

Fairmont Canada 150

It was unclear could this certificate used for a stay worldwide or is it valid for in Canada only. There was nothing and still isn’t on the T&Cs about this Canada offer. 

Fairmont President’s Club ‘Canada 150’ Surprise Gift: Third Night Free Cert!


Fairmont President’s Club has celebrated Canada’s 150th Birthday (I guess that we don’t count natives living there thousands of years before) by a surprise gift!

Fairmont Canada 150

At least some President’s Club members have received a third night free certificate deposited to their accounts today (July 1) that has a November 30, 2017 expiry.

Fairmont “Moments” Up To 50% Off Sale For Stays Until September 30, 2017

Fairmont has launched a new up to 50% off Summer Sale where members are eligible for an additional up to 10% off discount.

Fairmont Stay Longer Save More Up To 50 Percent Off Sale For Stays Through September 30 2017

This sale is valid for stays through September 30, 2017, and is open for member bookings now. The general sale starts on May 22.

Buy Fairmont Gift Cards 15% Bonus On May 12, 2017, 1PM – 3PM EDT

Fairmont is about to launch a new promotion for getting 15% bonus when buying gift cards. The offer is valid for purchases made on May 12, 2017, between 1PM – 3PM EDT.

Fairmont President's Club Buy Giftcards 15 Percent Bonus May 12 2017

It is unclear if this bonus applies per purchase or only for one. The maximum amount that can be purchased per transaction is $5,000.

Accor Rio De Janeiro Developments: Sofitel Copacabana Becomes Fairmont & Caesar Park Now Ipanema Sofitel

The other week, I wrote (access here) about the closure of Sofitel Copacabana for more than a year due to extensive refurbishments and can now confirm that this hotel will become Fairmont Copacabana once it opens sometime in the second half of 2018.

Fairmont Copacabana

The Caesar Park hotel in Ipanema (Managed by Sofitel) has become Sofitel Ipanema and is going through some renovations as well.

Le Club AccorHotels Silver/Platinum Status For Fairmont President’s Club Premier/Platinum Members


Le Club AccorHotels has been sending out emails late last week offering Silver or Platinum status for Fairmont President Clubs Premier and Platinum members.

Fairmont President's Club Platinum - Le Club AccorHotels Platinum

Accor acquired the FHRI (Fairmont, Swissotel and Raffles brands) back in 2016 (read more here) and the loyalty programs are still separate.

Century Plaza Hotel To Reopen As Fairmont In 2018 (Former Westin & Hyatt)


The Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles that was long known as a Westin and most recently as a Hyatt will reopen in 2018 under the Fairmont brand.

The Century Plaza Fairmont (Former Westin & Hyatt)

This is quite a “historic” hotel in Los Angeles considering that it is right to the Fox lot and has housed many dignitaries and US presidents since its opening.

Fabulous Fridays: Reasonably Priced Laundry Service At Some Hotels Case Fairmont Sanur (Bali)


One of the pet peeves when traveling non-stop is that you need to do laundry every once in a while and often the hotel prices for this service are extremely high.

Fabulous Fridays Reasonably Priced Laundry Service At Hotels Case Fairmont Sanur (Bali)

Hotels that don’t get that many business travelers and have price sensitive guests to a certain extend have nothing to lose by offering reasonably priced laundry, however.

Check Your Fairmont President’s Club Account For Third Night Free Certificate Expiring February 28, 2018


Fairmont President’s Club has apparently launched a holiday promotion and deposited third night free certificate to some member accounts (yours truly included).


Members must book and pay for the first two nights and then the third night would be free. I have not personally used this before to confirm what rates are available.

Buy Fairmont Gift Cards At 20% Bonus On November 25, 2016, At 1PM – 4PM EST

Fairmont is about to launch a Black Friday promotion for getting 20% bonus when buying gift cards. The offer is valid for purchases made on November 25, 2016, between 1PM – 4PM EST.


It is unclear if this bonus applies per purchase or only for one. The maximum amount that can be purchased per transaction is $5,000.

Instant Le Club AccorHotels Platinum Status For Fairmont President’s Club Platinum Members


Yesterday, Le Club AccorHotels started a promotion where Fairmont Gold & Platinum members are eligible for an upgrade and/or breakfast voucher (turned out to be open for all – go and collect your vouchers) that you can read more here.


Today, Fairmont President’s Club sent out an email to their Platinum members (myself included) that they were extending Le Club AccorHotels Platinum status for them.

Le Club AccorHotels Introduces Fairmont & Swissotel Benefits For Gold & Platinum Members


Accor acquired Toronto based FRHI earlier this year that includes three iconic brands (Fairmont, Swissotel & Raffles).


Le Club AccorHotels has not integrated these programs to its loyalty program (and seems that nothing is going to change in 2017) but now Gold & Platinum members can sign up for “status match” (might be open for everyone) and receive certain benefits at Fairmont & Swissotel hotels.

Fairmont Presidents Club Cathay Pacific Sextuple (6X) AsiaMiles October 1 – November 30, 2016

Fairmont’s Presidents Club has launched a new bonus miles promotion for Cathay Pacific AsiaMiles member stays in select hotels in Asia & Americas.


AsiaMiles members can earn sextuple miles (6X) for stays of two nights or longer between October 1 – November 30, 2016.

Fairmont, Raffles & Swissotel Hotels Now Available For Booking on AccorHotels.com

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The Accor shareholders approved the purchase of FHRI on Tuesday (read more here) and the FHRI brands of Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel were immediately available for bookings on AccorHotels.com website.

Le Club AccorHotels Raffles Fairmont Swissotel

There are absolutely no benefits of booking these hotels on Accor’s website beyond the apparent Best Price Guarantee that promises to match the lower price and give you another 10% off (if someone ever manages to looks at the claim at the hotel).

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