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Green Luxury Travel: Impossible? Fairmont Thinks Not

Luxury travel and environmental friendliness? At the same time?

Sounds like more of an oxymoron, right?

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Partner with WWF

A few weeks ago on January 10th 2008, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced its new partnership in the hopes of combating climate change. As the first global hotel brand to partner with the WWF to tackle climate change, the WWF will work alongside Fairmont Hotels and Resorts to assess and develop a carbon emission reduction plan for all of Fairmont’s properties.

As a “green conscious” pioneer in the luxury hotel and tourism industry, Fairmont hopes to reduce its emissions through improved energy efficiency, increased conversion to renewable energy supply, and promoting conservation practices among its colleagues. At the same time, Fairmont is also committed to its hotel and resort services, hospitality, and customer satisfaction. For more information on the WWF, visit: http://panda.org

Travel Green with Fairmont – Where Luxury and Green Co-Exist

As part of Fairmont’s initiative to promote and encourage environmentally conscious travel, special promotional packages will be offered through Fairmont Hotel and Resorts from all over the world including: Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Switzerland, Scotland, Monaco, Bermuda, Quebec, Chicago, Washington, Texas, Sonoma, San Francisco, Hawaii – and many more locations.

These packages have been meticulously arranged to highlight the best those destinations have to offer while providing enriching experiences that support eco-minded and environmentally friendly organizations or companies. These green conscious packages make it easy for tourists to take part in fun activities and support eco-friendliness without losing the luxury typical of any Fairmont experience. Here are just a few!

The Fairmont San Francisco At The Fairmont San Francisco. guests can experience the “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.
Fairmont Vancouver

Enjoy A Sustainable Stay at Vancouver‘s Fairmont Waterfront with two nights accommodation (including rooms on no-feather, no pet floor), bottle of British Columbia Wine from a sustainable vineyard, a three-course dinner for two featuring Ocean Wise (environmentally friendly) seafood and herbs from the hotel’s rooftop herb garden, and a complimentary annual subscription to Granville Magazine – Vancouver’s coolest city magazine that explores how to make earth-friendly choices while enjoying the best of West Coast living. Rates from CDN $389 per room through April 30, and Nov 1- Dec 30, 2008 and from $539 May – Oct 31, 2008.

Fairmont Royal York Plan a Green Getaway at Toronto‘s Fairmont Royal York with accommodation, picnic lunch for two (and up to two children), reusable picnic tote, Toronto Island Ferry tickets for a family of four, Green Toronto map and complimentary family TTC pass (weekends/holidays). For every package room night booked, $10 CDN will be donated to the Toronto Environmental Alliance. Rates start at CDN $269 per night, April 4 – September 1, 2008.

For a full listing, please visit: http://www.fairmont.com/

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