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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 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). [click to continue…]

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Accor made an announcement back in December (read more here) that it has reached an agreement with Qatar Investment Authority and Kingdom Holdings to purchase FHRI the parent of Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel.

UPDATE FHRI Fairmont Swissotel Raffles Sold To Accor

The Accor put up a press release yesterday that the purchase of the FHRI had now been cleared by antitrust authorities and that the deal should close by mid-2016. [click to continue…]

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

Fairmont Gift Card Deal

On the previous promo you would receive 20% bonus on the amount of gift cards you decided to purchase, but only for ONE transaction. You can buy maximum of $5K worth of gift cards. I would expect this to be the case next week too.  [click to continue…]

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The consolidation in the hotel industry continues. Accor has purchased FHRI that consists of Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel brands for $2.56 billion from Qatar Investment Authority and Kindom Holdings.

FHRI Fairmont Swissotel Raffles Sold To Accor

FHRI currently has 115 hotels open and another 40 under development. Accor claims that this purchase will create “worldwide leader in luxury segment”. [click to continue…]

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Fairmont President’s Club has a new (actually the same old) promo for extra discounts or for a free night + double miles at participating programs until September 30, 2014.

Fairmont President's Club Moments Happen Here Promotion

The double miles offer is applicable for the following programs: Aeroplan, Asia Miles, JAL Mileage Bank, JetPrivilege, PhoenixMiles, KrisFlyer, MileagePlus and Miles&More. [click to continue…]