Many Fairmont hotels and resorts are offering annual summer vacation deals. These are the recommended family-oriented luxury travel packages at Fairmonts worldwide.
Longtime readers of this column know that Luxury Travel is a big fan of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. From the Fairmont Green Partnership Guide, to luxury properties throughout the world that never sacrifice a sense of place for high-end accommodations, to even one of the best airport hotels in the Western Hemisphere, Fairmont’s got it all. It seems almost natural, then, that some of the best annual luxury summer travel packages and resort hotel deals are found at Fairmont properties. There are approximately 15 hotel and vacation packages; these are Luxury Travel’s family-oriented favorites.
Fairmont Hotels in Scotland and Monte Carlo
The Fairmont St Andrews In Scotland is freshly renovated, set on the Fife coast and a newly top-ranked golf resort (Conde Nast, Golf Tourism Scotland). Throughout the summer, the Ancestry at Fairmont St Andrews package lets guests trace their lineage with several renown Scottish history scholars. Besides detailed research into guests’ family history, people who book this package receive a copy of A Sense of Belonging to Scotland, a photography book.
The Fairmont Monte Carlo in Monaco is offering its annual family-friendly summer travel package. The Beach Experience deal offers access to one of five private beaches (guests’ choice) along the exclusive Avenue Princess Grace. Children get a surprise gift with this vacation package, and each beach has special kids’ activities like volleyball or a reserved children’s play area.
Fairmont Family Packages in the United States
The Fairmont Washington DC has partnered with the National Zoo to offer a package for conscientious travelers. Book a Panda Package with this Fairmont, and the hotel donates $10 to the Friends of the National Zoo’s Giant Panda Conservation Fund (supporting conservation initiatives in the US and China). Children get plenty of kid-friendly panda-related items as well.
The Plaza in New York City is now a Fairmont property. Many parents have read Eloise, or seen the movie Eloise at the Plaza. This Fifth Avenue hotel celebrates the famous children’s book with the Play at The Plaza package. The package includes a $25 gift card at either FAO Schwartz or the 5th Ave Apple Store, unlimited use of Playstation, Nintendo, Wii or X-Box 360 gaming consoles, and a gift for each child, find more about this.
The Fairmont Scottsdale in Arizona is offering its annual Summer Splash package. Dive In Movies are shown at the main pool each Friday and Saturday, and teens wanting to hang out away from mom and dad can do so in “The Hang Out” area with gaming consoles, music, and other like-minded adolescents. Younger children can sign up for The Kids Club, which is akin to a day camp experience.
Canada’s Fairmont Empress and Chateau Frontenac
The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, British Columbia has its own Family Adventure package, and this summer the vacation package includes a “Kid’s Fun Quest,” activity book and hotel scavenger hunt, along with the opportunities for soft outdoor adventure (kayaking, etc) along Southern Vancouver Island.
The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec’s annual summer travel package makes good use of the hotel’s location in historic, lovely Quebec City. The Prince & Princess package treats modern-day kids like royalty, as the hotel is an actual – renovated, modernized – castle. The guided tour of the hotel makes this historic aspect clear in an accessible way, and delivery of an in-room movie rental, popcorn and juice pampers the whole family.