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February 20, 2009updated Feb 07, 2013

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Debuts Cultural Programs

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

TORONTO, – For families and travelers looking to make the most of their getaway experience this year, and leave with more than just a mini shampoo bottle, Fairmont is proud to offer a collection of Cultural Packages ideal for history buffs, art lovers and more. Guests can journey back in time, from the Jurassic period to the peace and love era of the sixties, while staying at timeless hotels and resorts that have become a part of history themselves.

With museums, orchestras and stunning architecture, Boston is a wonderful city to experience the arts. As the official hotel of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), The Fairmont Copley Plaza is pleased to offer guests the opportunity to experience a performance at Symphony Hall with its Perfect Harmony Package. Located just steps from the historic hotel, the BSO is one of the world’s premier orchestral organizations and has a great standing in the city of Boston. Package includes nightly accommodation and two orchestra-seating tickets to the Boston Symphony Orchestra on select performance dates.

This year, the expansion of the Dallas Arts District will be complete, and ideally located in the heart of this trendy downtown scene is The Fairmont Dallas. To honor the encore U.S. visit of the famed King Tut exhibition hosted at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), the hotel has created a signature “King Tut Suite”. The luxurious room is decorated with local artist renderings of King Tutankhamen, the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt, Great Sphinx, frescoes depicting Egyptian life, and a small library on the discovery and legends of Tut’s tomb. The hotel’s Spend the Night with Tut package includes nightly accommodation, 2 VIP tickets to the King Tut exhibition, expedited line access at the DMA and complimentary overnight valet parking.

For museum buffs that prefer a more contemporary experience, The Fairmont San Jose’s Tech Museum of Innovation Package is the perfect getaway. The Tech Museum explores how technology works and the influence it has on every aspect of the way we work, live, play and learn. The 132,000 square foot museum is shared by four major theme galleries filled with one-of-a-kind exhibits, workshops and labs, and has become one of California’s most popular attractions.

Almost 40 years ago, John Lennon and Yoko Ono chose to hold their Bed-In for Peace in Suite 1742 of Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. To commemorate the historic event, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, in partnership with Yoko Ono, will curate the exhibit Imagine: John & Yoko’s Pacifist Anthem. A free exhibit, the display will highlight the wide-ranging artistic and musical dialogue that took place in the name of peace, and will run from April 2 to June 21, 2009.

In addition, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is offering an Imagine Package, including nightly accommodation, CD featuring the legendary track Give Peace a Chance, breakfast in bed for two or buffet breakfast in Le Montrealais Restaurant, and calligraphies of the lyrics to Give Peace a Chance.

Mere steps from world-class ballet, symphony, and dining districts, The Fairmont Winnipeg makes it easy for guests to embrace the spirit and diverse culture of Winnipeg. Teaming up with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Canada’s premier ballet company and the longest continuously operating ballet company in North America, the hotel is proud to offer The Ballet Bed and Breakfast Package. Featuring performances such as Romeo and Juliet and Extreme Ballet, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is a stirring and enjoyable outing for any guest. Offer includes nightly accommodation, two tickets to a Royal Winnipeg Ballet performance, and full breakfast for two in either the AAA Four Diamond Velvet Globe restaurant or through in-room dining.

The Fairmont Royal York is proud to partner with the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) for the eagerly anticipated James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs and the Gallery of the Age of Mammals
Guests of the hotel’s Dino-Night Package will enjoy access to these spectacular new galleries, the first permanent exhibits to open inside the ROM’s new Michael Lee-Chin Crystal building, which feature 50 dinosaur specimens and over 20 complete or nearly complete skeletons. Guests can discover Deinonychus, Triceratops, and even the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, and get up close and personal with reptiles, fish, and marine invertebrates. Package includes nightly accommodation, two adult tickets to the ROM and full breakfast for two in either EPIC restaurant or York’s Kitchen.

Guests of Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten’s Gateway to the World package have the chance to discover the historic city of Hamburg, which served as a gateway to America for some 5 million European emigrants who left their homeland via the city’s port between 1850 and 1939. Visitors to the city can explore the recently reconstructed Emigrant City Museum, which is home to its very own Family Research Center and illustrates to visitors the conditions under which last century’s European emigrants traveled across the Atlantic. Package includes two nights accommodation, tickets for Ballin’s Emigrant City Museum, boat sightseeing tour through the port of Hamburg, a sumptuous “Jahreszeiten Breakfast”, complimentary access to the spa and fitness center, fresh fruits and mineral water and welcome gift upon arrival.

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