Fairmont

25 Apr 19
Fairmonts of Canada

I had explored the hotel a year before, but never spent the night, so I thought I’d give it a shot & spend a weekend in Banff. I’m so happy I did! The Banff Springs is one of my favourite Fairmonts & I can’t wait to go back. The food, the history, the views & […]

25 Apr 19
Robb Report UK
Do good while living the good life at these ultra-green properties. With constant news of a climate in peril, some of the world’s most luxurious properties are joining the green revolution with a variety of inventive techniques. Many hotels are making a start with simple methods such as switching plastic straws for the paper variety, and providing guests with drinking water from reusable glass bottles. However, we’ve found a few resorts around the globe that don’t think that’s nearly enough. From anti-poaching initiatives in South Africa and coral-reef restoration projects in Mexico, to solar panels in the Maldives that help offset the equivalent of hundreds of flights per year, these 10 resorts are going above and beyond in an effort to make every day Earth Day.   Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Baa Atoll, Maldives Considering it’s set in the aquamarine waters of the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru has an added level of environmental responsibility—one which it takes very seriously. So seriously in fact that the resort recently put 3,105 solar panels on the rooftops of its staff village, making it one of the country’s largest resort-based solar installations. The perennial sunshine bathing the island nation means the panels will help power the resort’s guest rooms and electric golf carts, and amounts to an annual savings of 300,000 litres of diesel and 800 tons of CO2—the equivalent of 544 flights between London and the Maldivian capital of Malé each year. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons The Datai Langkawi, Malaysia The Datai Langkawi is surrounded by the ancient gnarled trees, hanging vines and canopies of a 10-million-year-old rainforest. With that kind of natural environment to protect, it’s clear why the resort’s 2018 renovation, led by architect Kerry Hill and interior designer Didier Lefort of DL2A, focussed heavily on sustainability. The new on-site nature centre is run by a team of dedicated naturalists and marine biologists who not only lead workshops and nature walks for guests, but have launched the “Fish for The Future” program, creating artificial reefs that provide a sustainable ecosystem for local fisheries. The Data Langkawi’s “Fish for The Future” program Photo: Eric Martin/Le Figaro Magazine/2019 Trisara, Phuket, Thailand Named after a Sanskrit word that means “the garden in the third heaven”, Trisara is practically nirvana—and not only for its striking infinity pool villas, white-sand beach and emerald hillside location. Its high-concept restaurant PRU, presided over by chef Jim Ophorst, was bestowed with Phuket’s first Michelin star in 2018, and is a promised land for eco-conscious foodies. All ingredients on the six- or eight-course rotating menu are sourced entirely from within Thailand, and mainly from Trisara’s very own four-acre organic farm, which uses natural pesticide alternatives and compost from the restaurant’s leftovers. A pool villa at Trisara Photo: Courtesy of Trisara Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico Giving back to the local community is paramount to the ethos of Fairmont Mayakoba, even if that community is one of the world’s largest aggregate collections of whale sharks whose home is the Mesoamerican Reef offshore from the hotel’s dazzling stretch of sugary beach. In partnership with Oceanus AC, a Mexican organisation focused on coral reef reforestation, the resort is allowing guests to get involved in the combat against coral bleaching and loss of marine habitats by participating in coral reef reforestation and adoption programs. Fairmont Mayakoba Photo: Courtesy of Fairmont Mayakoba Amanzoe, Porto Heli, Greece Melding with the ancient land, culture and people of the Peloponnese is the concept behind Amanzoe, Aman’s Porto Heli resort that resembles a modern Grecian temple. With a belief that supporting the local community promotes true sustainability for the area, the propertyruns a multitude of waste-reduction initiatives, including one that donates used guest slippers, worn staff uniforms, bed linens and room curtains to the KESO Institute, which teaches unemployed women how to sew. The donations are then artfully transformed into new items, thus create jobs for the women, and importantly, keeping the old textiles from ending up in a landfill. Amanzoe Photo: Courtesy of Man Tortuga Bay Hotel, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic The Tortuga Bay Hotel set within the Puntacana Resort & Club is famed for soft sand, lapping turquoise waters and jaunty yellow villas with interiors designed by the late Oscar de La Renta. But the complex is also making waves in the area of sustainability. The Puntacana Resort & Club’s not-for-profit foundation has embarked on multiple ambitious environmental projects to reduce their footprint, including a zero-waste program that vastly reduces items being sent to landfills, expanding its wastewater treatment plant which returns 100 percent of the water to irrigation purposes. In 2018, the resort also opened the Caribbean’s first Center for Marine Innovation. Tortuga Bay Hotel Photo: Courtesy of Tortuga Bay Hotel Thanda Safari, South Africa Set 160 miles north of the South African city of Durban, Thanda safari lodge sits on a 34,600-acre Big Five private game reserve with a luxury tented camp, bush suites and a massive private villa complete with a helipad. The lodge takes its name from the language of the local Zulu people—thanda means “love”, and that’s just what the property is showing South Africa’s population of rhinos. In collaboration with Project Rhino KZN, an organisation dedicated to anti-poaching and conservation programmes, Thanda lets guests participate in the Thanda Safaris Ulwazi Research & Volunteer Program, which tracks and darts rhinos for identification purposes before releasing them back into their habitat. Since it’s launch, the programme has been successful in saving dozens of rhinos from poaching. Tracking and darting rhinos with Thanda Safaris. Photo: Christian Sperka Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, Rovaniemi, Finland Finland was recently named the world’s most contented country according to the 2019 World Happiness Report, an accolade it has won for two years running. A connection with nature is claimed to be the reason behind this high-level cheer, a statement the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel embodies daily. The Northern Lights are a frequent visitor, aglow eerily above the streamlined, geometric glass-and-wood houses, all constructed of sustainable Finnish wood that the property contributes to maintaining by planting 5,000 to 10,000 new seedlings per year in the surrounding forest. Arctic TreeHouse Photo: Courtesy of Arctic TreeHouse Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia Opened in Autumn 2018, the goal of the new Six Senses Uluwatu is to blend entirely within the natural surroundings of Bali’s southwest coast. This paragon of sustainable architecture was built on land carved from a sea-hugging limestone cliff, and then entirely reconstructed in a futuristic design using the same limestone. All resort furniture was sourced from sustainable wood found within local regions of Bali. Water also plays a leading role in the hotel’s ambiance, and the water features that permeate the resort grounds are fed by a mix of rainwater catchment and resort wastewater treated at the on-site water treatment plant. Six Senses Uluwatu Photo: Courtesy of Six Senses andBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, Botswana Resorts set in the most remote locations are often champions of sustainability, not only from a desire to do right by the planet, but also out of sheer necessity. AndBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge is no exception. Bordering the vast Moremi Game Reserve, the lodge uses 63 percent renewable energy from an on-site solar plant. Perishable products that must be flown in from elsewhere are transported in specially designed, reusable cooling containers, eliminating the use of the single-use plastics and Styrofoam often employed for food freight. Additionally, plans for 2020 include installing a bottling plant to eliminate 100 percent of plastic water bottles. A game drive at andBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge. Photo: Courtesy of andBeyond  
25 Apr 19
Dad Lover

The unforgettable police car of the 80s; Ford Fairmont

25 Apr 19
Dad Lover Family

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25 Apr 19
Sassy Southern Blonde

Outside Fairmont Austin with the girls! 🙂 Patio area and rooftop bar at Fairmont Austin (Photo creds to Kelsey) Lounge and indoor bar at Fairmont Austin (Photo creds to Kelsey) Hanging out in a cabana at Fairmont Austin pool Poolside chips and guac at Fairmont Austin Inside a presidential suite at Fairmont Austin! I wanted this […]

24 Apr 19
Dayton Sports Huddle

Former Beavercreek High School standout and University of Dayton Flyer Steve Pittman has been hired to resurrect the high school’s boys basketball program. Once a power in southwest Ohio, especially when Pittman played for the Beavers under legendary head coach Larry Holden, Beavercreek was 8-15 overall last season and 3-9 in the Greater Western Ohio […]

24 Apr 19
My interesting blog 4941

If you are such as many people from all corners of the world, you might have longed dreamed about taking an Aussie holiday. In St Andrews the Old Course Hotel overlooking probably the most famous golf course in the world and once again offers five star luxury accommodation within Scotland as does the Fairmont Hotel […]

24 Apr 19
drewharvie.com

After your round of golf at the golf course of choosing, go sit in the clubhouse with a beer and watch golf highlights. You’ll hear discussions of people’s rounds, the guy who says they’ve played whichever course is on TV–don’t worry, he’ll let you know his thoughts. There’s always discussion of Augusta National, and then […]

24 Apr 19
Spencer Magazine

Celebrating 40 Years of Media Leaders and Breakthrough Creators June 9-12, 2019 The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) is proud to announce an exclusive ‘In Conversation With’ session featuring BAFTA nominee Jed Mercurio, creator and showrunner of recent blockbuster dramas Bodyguard and Line of Duty. The Festival will take place June 9-12, 2019 at the […]

24 Apr 19
LuxuryTravelTeam Blog

Luxury Canada and New England cruises provide the perfect opportunity to see a stunning and history-rich part of North America. Journey in luxurious comfort to beautiful destinations without venturing far from home. Visit such places as Boston, Massachusetts; Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Newport, Rhode Island; Québec City and Montreal, Canada. Sail from such […]

24 Apr 19
Friend of the Trends

Hi everyone! In March, my family and I took a mini vacation to London, England for a few days. My younger sister is currently studying abroad in Florence, Italy (lucky girl!), and we set off to visit her in Europe during her spring break. After having caught the traveler’s bug following my own semester spent […]

24 Apr 19
My impressive blog 7193

A person Liebe country-Musik zu genießen diese Besondere Tennessee Stadt, aber lassen Sie uns werden honest…es hilft sicherlich. Schmutzigsten Hotels in den U. S. Hyatt ist eines der wenigen hotels in Birmingham verbindet einen Haupt-Standort für Wirtschaft und Genuss mit einer vollen Ergänzung von Einrichtungen. Diese hotels ermöglichen Ihnen das fairmont vancouver airport hotel bietet […]

24 Apr 19
Booktimist

Valerie Nieman is a professor of English at North Carolina A&T State University. A former journalist and farmer in West Virginia, she is the author of three novels, as well as collections of poetry and short fiction. She is a graduate of West Virginia University, and she received an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. […]

24 Apr 19
Chandak Group

An office is a place where professionals meet and conduct their business. It is a symbol of legitimacy and professionalism that helps in earning respect and loyalty of your clientele. Whether it is a Government organization, industrial house, hospital, or a voluntary organization, the office is a must for performing necessary clerical and administrative tasks […]