Do I get paid for advertising for the Fairmont? No. Back when I made my original posts, it was around our trip to Boston. And as usual, the Fairmont treated us quite well. They upgraded us to a signature suite. On our first evening they gave us a lovely gift – a signed copy of the Catie Copely book for our two-year old, along with a soft stuffed dog. How sweet!
Now keep in mind, we are loyal Fairmont patrons, but we are not the biggest spenders. I can honestly say we have never paid more than the rate for a basic room. What we have done is been loyal guests at the Fairmont. Over the last 5 years we have continued to stay at the fairmont for at least two weeks per year. On various trips (both vacation and last minute business), we seek out Fairmonts are reserve there.
One such time was an emergency trip to Vancouver where we found ourselves standing in the hallway of Vancouver General at 3am with a crying baby, hoping and praying my uncle would live through the night. We had just flown in from San Francisco and had an emergency briefing from the doctors. It was cruise season and all the hospital’s recommended hotels were booked. One call to the Fairmont and they had a room ready for us, and gave us a super-low rate due to the emergency situation. We arrived at the hotel to find a small selection of food in our room as well as a note saying they were happy to have us and sorry it was under such dire circumstances. When my other uncle and father needed to fly in the next day, the Fairmont assured they had rooms next to us and at our same low rate.
Long story short, we just had a wonderful stay at the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island, Hawaii. It was there that I learned about the Fairmont credit card and its wonderful benefits.
I’m going to apply now. http://www.fairmont.com/promo/card/
Looking forward to more stays…