This summer, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is delighted to launch “F-scapes,” a collection of 42 extraordinarily unique insider travel experiences offered exclusively through the brand’s most luxurious properties across North America. Not available to the general public, the F-scapes packages are tailored with care to connect every type of traveler with the distinctive essence of the locales in which Fairmont is located, showcasing one-of-a-kind Adventurous, Cultural, Epicurean and Relaxing journeys. All 42 F-scapes have been captured on video and are featured on a new hub for destination inspiration, Fscapes.com. The F-scapes are available for guests to book now through September 30, 2015.
Below, Fairmont introduces a selection of its most compelling F-scapes experiences. For a full list of the F-scapes curated within the brand’s distinctive portfolio of luxury properties, please visitFscapes.com.
SoCal Trifecta Adventure: F-scape to Santa Monica by Fairmont Miramar Hotels & Bungalows
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows will make guests’ flights of fantasy come true with this spectacular, one-in-a-million experience. After enjoying a delicious dinner at FIG, the hotel’s seasonal bistro, adventurers will rest up for a big day in the lavish three-bedroom presidential suite, Bungalow One. Then, at sunrise, they’ll begin an epic journey of exploration through the desert, mountains and seas of southern California—all with private guides, via a private jet. They’ll scale the majestic granite domes of the famous Joshua Tree National Park before being whisked away to Big Bear Lake for an exhilarating mountain bike tour down scenic, tree-lined slopes. Next, they’ll fly to Catalina Airport, where a helicopter will deliver them to a private boat on the harbor of this gorgeous island to spend an afternoon swimming, snorkeling or practicing stand-up paddle board skills. The adventure finishes with an unforgettable feast and cocktails on deck, as the sun sets on the most unforgettable day ever. From US$55,000 for a two-night stay for up to six people.
Flight of Fancy: F-scape to Montebello by Fairmont Le Château Montebello
Guests can take flight with this extraordinary aerial adventure from Québec’s enchanting Fairmont Le Château Montebello. Their hearts will soar as they embark on a private panoramic floatplane tour of this spectacular region, enjoying a bird’s eye view of scenic Montebello village, the majestic Ottawa River, as well as a panoply of verdant landscapes. Guests will then come back down to earth as they land on one of the twinkling lakes of Kenauk Nature, a private fish and game reserve that was originally a gift from the King of France in 1674—a magnificent retreat only available to hotel guests. The royal treatment continues with a tranquil evening back at the hotel’s beautiful log castle. From US$749 per night for two people.
A Whale Shark’s Tale: F-scape to Riviera Maya by Fairmont Mayakoba
There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but having the chance to swim alongside one of the ocean’s most incredible creatures is one in a million. With this exceptional eco-cultural experience from the AAA-5 Diamond Fairmont Mayakoba, guests will do just that—plus, get an insider’s glimpse of the magical Mayan Riviera. A guide will escort guests to a spot that’s teeming with marine life, where they’ll glide through the waves next to majestic whale sharks, nature’s gentle giants. They’ll also visit Sian Ka’an, a UNESCO World Heritage site, exploring its archeological site and languid lagoons. Finally, they’ll enjoy a Mexican craft beer tasting, with four unique varieties. After a little biking or bird-watching at the resort, they’ll relax in a beautiful guestroom. From US$456 per night for two people.
The Sky’s the Limit: F-scape to Vancouver Airport by Fairmont Vancouver Airport
Fairmont Vancouver Airport invites guests to grab their favorite pair of aviators and let their spirit of adventure soar with this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Their visit takes flight with a customized session at an official airline training facility, normally reserved for teaching and testing today’s airline pilots and not open to the public. They’ll take control as the Pilot in Command aboard a Boeing 767 jet airliner for a thrilling 60-minute flight simulation. Once they’ve “landed,” they’ll return to all the comforts of a luxurious Fairmont Gold room. Guests will also enjoy a delicious continental breakfast at North America’s #1 Airport Hotel. From US$999 per night for two people.
Seas the Day: F-scape to Southampton by Fairmont Southampton
Fairmont Southampton invites guests to sail away to an enchanted world of dazzling turquoise waters and rosy pink beaches with this exceptional experience. They’ll enjoy Bermuda’s exquisite beauty the way locals do—aboard their own private boat. With a knowledgeable guide at the helm, they’ll spend an unforgettable afternoon snorkeling stunning reefs, exploring fascinating shipwrecks, swimming in hidden inlets and floating in azure coves. Guests will cruise the coastline in a personal pontoon while they savor a lunch of authentic island delicacies, thoughtfully prepared by the hotel’s Executive Chef. When back on shore, they’ll float off to sleep in the luxury of their tranquil guestroom. From US$589 per night for two people.
Shaken, Not Stirred: F-scape to Québec by Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Guests can mix pleasure with pleasure as they explore the artistry and alchemy of classic cocktails at Québec City’s iconic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. They’ll slip inside the elite world of bartender brilliance with a private 60-minute workshop, given by one of the hotel’s talented mixologists, and savor exclusive tips and tricks of the trade as they learn the fascinating back-stories of a wide array of famous concoctions. Guests will top off the evening by creating their very own namesake cocktail; its recipe will be added to their Fairmont President’s Club profile so that no matter which Fairmont they visit, anywhere in the world, their own personalized libation will be served—exactly the way they like it. From US$739 per night for two peozle.
Wild Horses: F-scape to Calgary by Fairmont Palliser
Created exclusively for guests of Calgary’s historic Fairmont Palliser, this package invites them to saddle up for an authentically Western experience. It’ll be impossible to rein in excitement as the hotel gives guests a taste of the C-town hospitality—first, they’ll delight in a mouthwatering Alberta Beef and Wild Rose Brewery tasting with Executive Chef, Craig Nazareth. Then, after a luxurious night in a Heritage Suite, guests will enjoy a tour of the famed Smithbilt Hats, followed by a visit to the Alberta Boot Co., with a US$250 gift card for Western wear, and explore Heritage Park. Cowboy and cowgirl spa treatments are also included. From US$2,995 per night for two people.
In Good Spirits: F-scape to Pittsburgh by Fairmont Pittsburgh
With this intriguing package from Fairmont Pittsburgh, guests will savor a rich—and deliciously decadent—taste of American heritage. Connoisseurs of fine libations will delight in an exclusive three-hour Spirits Tour, revealing a fascinating chapter of history at the heart of the glittering Steel City. Accompanied by one of the hotel’s expert guides, they’ll begin at Wigle Whiskey, named for the man who helped spark the famous Whiskey Rebellion of 1794. They’ll continue on to Franktuary and sample a locally-distilled rum cocktail before exploring the fantastic Civil-War era atmosphere of Arsenal Cider House. At each stop, they’ll sample the exquisite food and drink that represent the true spirit of this fascinating town. From US$409 per night for two people.
Capture the Rainforest: F-scape to Whistler by Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Guests will travel back in time and journey deep into British Columbia’s coastal rainforest with their very own private guide from Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Their adventure begins with a two-hour hike to a remote stand of 1,000-year-old trees called the Ancient Cedars—the most sacred trees of the Canadian First Nations aboriginal peoples. They’ll enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch in a secluded creekside setting before taking to the air for an exhilarating flight over British Columbia’s picturesque treetops, streams and valleys via Canada’s highest tandem zipline. Then, a professional photographer will capture the moment with a private portrait session against the backdrop of Whistler’s scenic beauty. Guests will finish by relaxing in their luxurious Fairmont Gold room. From US$633 per night for two people.
Reel, Grill & Chill: F-scape to Tremblant by Fairmont Tremblant
Fairmont Tremblant invites lovers of the great outdoors to spend a wild and wonderful two days and nights at the resort. Guests will greet the dawn at one of the area’s most tranquil lakes, where they’ll take an idyllic private fishing trip with one of the resort’s gourmet chefs. They’ll spend the afternoon enjoying the many activities Fairmont Tremblant has to offer, from zip-lining down the mountain to relaxing in the luxurious spa. Then, as the summer sun begins to set, they’ll meet the chef at a barbeque where, together, they’ll grill their own catch. Guests will finish with a delectable three-course tasting experience as they watch the stars begin to shine overhead. From US$1,733 for a two-night stay for two people.
Presidential Welcome: F-scape to Washington, D.C. by Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown
Fairmont Washington D.C., Georgetown cannot tell a lie—this fascinating foray into America’s storied past will enthrall history lovers from all walks of life. Join the hotel on an exclusive VIP visit to picturesque Mount Vernon, a national landmark and the iconic home of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Guests will enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Mount Vernon including a rare opportunity to view areas, as well as original books and manuscripts, not normally seen by the public. Relax amidst the lush beauty of the gardens with a delicious gourmet picnic lunch before returning to a luxurious guestroom via a private car. From US$599 per night for two people.
Culture & Canoeing in Kohala: F-scape to Hawaii by Fairmont Orchid
Guests will paddle back in time as they explore the sparkling aquamarine waters along the Kohala Coast during this traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe adventure from Fairmont Orchid. They’ll marvel at the beauty of one of the longest white-sand beaches on the big island, as well as the many crystalline bays, lush rain forests and exotic birds and flowers they’ll see along the way. Guided by a personal Hui Holokai Beach Ambassador, they’ll not only master this authentically local activity, but also get an insider’s perspective on the storied past of this time-honored method of island transportation. After the two-hour journey, guests will relax in the comfort of their luxurious room back at the resort’s tranquil Hawaiian paradise. From US$352 per night for two people.