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March 31st, 2008
Fairmont Hotels Offer Several Green Packages to Guests

The Fairmont Winnipeg partners with Habitat for Humanity on the Home Sweet Home package, which includes accommodation, daily breakfast, transportation to and from the home building site each day, and a soothing amenity kit, including band-aids, hand cream, and access to the steam room after the day’s work is done. Rates from CDN $219 per night, May 15 – September 30, 2008. The Fairmont Winnipeg will donate $25 to Habitat for Humanity for each package booked. All participants will be invited back to a Dedication Ceremony, and should guests have the spirit, but not the time, they can still make an impact by simply reserving the package without actually building.

Have a Whale of a Time at The Fairmont Olympic and enjoy Seattle’s green sites. The package for two includes two-night stay in an Executive Suite, daily breakfast, scenic roundtrip floatplane ride across the Puget Sound to Friday Harbor, admission and self-guided tour at The Whale Museum, lunch at a local restaurant, Downriggers, a guided whale-watching excursion, complimentary valet parking and an Adopt-an-Orca Package. Two-night package rates start from $1,499, with additional nights from $369, April 19 – October 5, 2008. For every package sold, The Fairmont Olympic will donate $100 to The Whale Museum.

The Fairmont Washington‘s Panda Package offers fun for all ages with accommodation and a Zoo Welcome Kit, including disposable camera, zoo activity book, coupons, stuffed panda, and access to the Panda Exhibit at The Washington Zoo. The hotel will make a $10 donation to the Giant Panda Conservation Fund for each night booked. Rates from $199 per night, year-round.

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu‘s Adopt a Beluga package provides accommodation, breakfast for two, three-hour whale watching excursion on the Saint Lawrence River for two adults, complimentary valet parking for all Hybrid vehicles and access to the Multi-sport Centre, including indoor/outdoor, heated salt-water pools. A donation of $10 from each package sold will go to GREMM (Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals). Rates from CDN $339 per night, May 17 – September 30, 2008.

Birdwatchers can check out the Blue Hills Adventure package at The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston. Made famous by Harry Potter’s Hedwig, the snowy owl is the commonwealth’s largest owl, and the hotel supports research through the Snowy Owl Telemetry Project at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Package includes overnight accommodation, Birds of Massachusetts Field Guide, two tickets to the Blue Hills Trailside Museum and a donation to the Snowy Owl Telemetry Project. Rates start from $279 per night, March 1 to December 30, 2008. Overnight guests in Hybrid vehicles receive complimentary valet parking.

Go Green, Stay Green in Victoria’s Fairmont Empress, celebrating its Centennial in 2008. Package includes overnight accommodation, welcome treat of Venturi Shultz Local Organic Wine paired with local organic cheese, three-hour Eco Whales and Wildlife tour (includes whale watching between April – Nov and Eco Wildlife tour Dec – March 30). For each Green package stay, The Fairmont Empress will donate $25 to The Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery Foundation. Guests will receive a newsletter and postcard in their room outlining how the donation assists the sustainability of Canada’s most endangered species – the Vancouver Island Marmot. Rates from CDN $479 low-season and $599 peak-season, March 1 – Dec. 31, 2008.

For active guests looking for an eco-friendly getaway that also gives back, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal will donate $10 CDN to Les Amis de la Montagne, a non-profit organization committed to preserving Mount Royal, for each room night booked under the Green Getaway experience. The package includes nightly accommodation, picnic lunch for two, reusable picnic tote and a map guided hike to Mount Royal, which features gorgeous views of the city, surrounded by local flora and fauna. Rates start at CDN $299 per night, May 1st to Sept. 1st, 2008, gratuities included, taxes extra.

Eco is the New Chic at The Fairmont San Francisco where guests can experience its signature “Lexus Hybrid Living Suite”, a unique tower accommodation designed to create a hip new destination for the eco-savvy traveler. Designers from Lexus Hybrid Living are lending their expertise to join Fairmont in demonstrating that luxury and comfort can co-exist with style and a conscience. Package includes accommodation, one bottle of local organic wine upon arrival, access to a signature “green guide to San Francisco” and free parking for Hybrid cars. Rates start at $869 per night, year-round.

Eco-Chic is a unique spa escape at Fairmont Newport Beach that celebrates reverence for the Earth, body and mind with ten percent of all package proceeds going to The California Costal Commission, an environmental protection and education organization. Eco-Chic includes overnight accommodation, a Willow Stream breakfast featuring lifestyle cuisine and fresh local organic ingredients and a spa treatment for two using products made from organic ingredients and pure plant extracts. All guests driving a hybrid vehicle will also receive complimentary valet parking. Rates starting from $499 per night, available year-round.

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