Fairmont Empress
Fairmont Selling Gift Cards With 20% Bonus (Three Hours Only)

The major hotel chains sometimes sell discounted gift cards, which is a great way to lower the cost of hotel stays. For the past few years Fairmont has been offering bonuses on gift card purchases at least twice a year. They typically offer one of these…

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Fairmont Quebec
New Amex Offer For Fairmont & Sofitel Stays

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on…

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Fairmont Empress
The Hilarious Story Of How Pepperoni Got A Guy Banned From A Fairmont Hotel

A Facebook user shares the hilarious story of how he got banned from the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria back in 2001, due to a pepperoni incident. This story is so good that I feel like there's no point in even posting a spoiler, but rather you just…

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Fairmont Quebec
Fairmont President’s Club Is Being Discontinued In July 2018

In late 2015 it was announced that Accor would be acquiring Fairmont, Raffles, And Swissôtel. Accor was interested in acquiring these brands as it would help them increase their footprint in the luxury market, which is an area where Accor historically…

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Review: Fairmont Kea Lani

The Fairmont Kea Lani is an all-suite hotel in the Wailea area of Maui, in a neighborhood with several other upscale hotels like the Andaz Maui, the Four Seasons, Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea, and so forth. There's a beach path running between all these…

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Filed Under: Accor, Fairmont
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Introduction: A Brief Aloha

As some of you may recall, I flew Hawaiian's new lie-flat A330 between Los Angeles and Maui last year. I had plenty to say about the seat at the time, but haven't had a chance to publish the full review (don't worry, I took good notes). Given that Ben…

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Filed Under: Accor, Fairmont
Fairmont Maui
This Hotel Credit Card Is Being Discontinued As Of August 15, 2017

For a few years Chase issued a co-branded Fairmont Visa Card. It was a bit more niche than some of their other hotel card offerings, like The Hyatt Credit Card, IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card, Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card, etc. However,…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
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An OMAAT Chat: Tiffany & Nick Discuss Hotel Design

If there were an animated movie entitled "The Secret Life of OMAAT Contributors," it might just be 90 minutes of a Pixar-rendered Tiffany instant messaging with similarly animated versions of Travis, Andrew B., Mike, Matt, Ford and myself. Because both…

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Review Update: Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle

Back in November I stayed at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle and was thoroughly impressed -- so much so, in fact, that I felt compelled to write a review for OMAAT detailing my experience there. When I stayed at the hotel in November, I noted that…

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Breaking: Accor Acquires Fairmont, Raffles, And Swissôtel

Aaaaaaaaand the consolidation continues! First we saw it with the airlines, where the "big six" US carriers became the "big three." And now we're slowly seeing it with hotels. Marriott recently announced that they're acquiring Starwood, which I consider…

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Review: Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle

Last time I ventured up to Seattle, I had a bit of a hard time using my free Chase Hyatt Visa award night at the Hyatt Olive 8. I actually ended up staying at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, which I thought was surprisingly luxurious -- especially since a "typical"…

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