Some of life’s most treasured memories are of family vacations. Traveling together means shared experiences that stoke the spirit of exploration and discovery. When hitting the road, spacious quarters that comfortably accommodate the whole brood while providing special extra touches are a must. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts welcomes families with specialty suites that are the perfect home base for an unforgettable family getaway.
The luxury brand highlights its Best Suites For Families as well as other top accommodations from around the globe at fairmont.com/suites.
One of The Plaza’s most famous “residents” is precocious, six year old Eloise, heroine of a beloved series of books chronicling her adventures at this New York City landmark hotel. Pint-sized visitors will love The Eloise Suite, designed by fashion designer Betsey Johnson, which is resplendently rendered in an Eloise‐approved palette of pink and black. The whimsical décor includes a chandelier fitted with pink‐tipped lights, candy striped pink and white wall panels outlined with gold leaf molding, a zebra‐print carpet, a king bed with custom‐designed bedding depicting images of Eloise, a sparkly pink headboard, and Eloise’s name scrawled in neon lights affixed to the wall above. Guests can also enjoy Eloise DVDs and books, a tea set, Eloise and Weenie dolls, and Eloise robes and towels, and an Eloise Suite gift upon arrival. Those trying to keep up with their adventurous, and occasionally mischievous, wards have the option to book an adjoining one-bedroom Edwardian “Nanny Suite”.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a popular spot for families, offering endless outdoor activities in the heart of the picturesque Canadian Rockies. The Gardner’s Cottage, set back from the Main Lodge, is an elegant yet cheerful respite for traveling families. Four bedrooms allow for the whole clan to enjoy a comfortable and spacious sleep. A sunny gourmet kitchen and dining area offer plenty of room to enjoy family meals, and a fireplace casts a cozy glow. A full appointed lower level with a sunken living room is a great place to relax, and features a games area and a full bar for mom and dad. Mountain views, a barbeque and private parking are a few other perks.
Fairmont San Francisco’s The Napoleon Two‐Bedroom Suite is well suited for a multi-generational stay, with its spacious quarters and amenities. The suite can sleep six, and offers two and a half bathrooms. Mom and dad’s master bedroom offers a romantic canopy king bed, incredible views of the San Francisco skyline and a marble bathroom with a large shower and city views. Two queen beds in the second bedroom accommodate the rest of the crew. Together time can be enjoyed in the cozy living room, and the suite also features a pantry so everyone stays well fed.
Families can enjoy a seaside escape in one of Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows’ newly redesigned Bungalow Suites. These in-demand rooms offer plenty of space, with three bedrooms and three and 3/4 bathrooms, a private furnished patio, as well as four Samsung Smart TVs and a luxurious round Lacava tub in the wet room. Designed by L.A.‐based interior designer Michael Berman, they reflect the convergence of Malibu beach house chic and “surf modern” style. Tucked within the Miramar gardens, the 32 bungalows, including four bi‐level suites, incorporate a fresh mix of midcentury modern design, Southern California oceanfront style and natural textures. Days can be spent at the private Miramar Beach Club, or the group can gather poolside.
The Poolside Suites at Maui’s Fairmont Kea Lani are centrally located on the 22-acre oceanfront resort, and are ideal for families with active young ones. These ground floor suites offer close proximity to the upper lagoon pool and 140 foot waterslide, and the spacious lawn and garden area are accessed directly from its lanai. Families can choose a king bedroom or have two double beds, and a queen sofa bed provides extra sleeping comfort. The little ones will be kept busy with three swimming pools, a waterslide, Keiki Lani kid’s club, award‐winning Hawaiian cultural programming and more. Family adventures can include snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, outrigger canoe adventures, scuba diving or island‐wide excursions.
Bermuda’s Fairmont Southampton welcomes families to the tasteful Two Bedroom Suites, which offer a coveted second room for maximum comfort. One room features a king bed, and the other offers two queen beds, plus a sofa bed, perfect for slumber parties. A separate living room area and expansive bathrooms with double granite vanities also provide the extra space that families need. Each room also has a private outdoor balcony with table and chairs, with spectacular views of the ocean, harbor or golf course. Endless activities will keep the family busy, with two pools, including a special children’s pool and mini water slide, a private beach and the resort’s Explorer Camp Kid’s Club.
Fairmont Mayakoba in Mexico’s Riviera Maya offers families an unparalleled tropical vacation paradise, and the AAA Five Diamond resort’s ideal accommodation is the Tortuga Presidential Suite. Sized like a residence, this premium accommodation is located on its own island near the main pool area. If combined with two Signature Casitas, it becomes a grand three-bedroom suite. The elegant master bedroom overlooks the lagoon and canals, and features a four-piece marble bathroom with a deep soaker tub and private glassed shower-stall. The suite boasts a private infinity pool overlooking the water canals and mangrove forest, but there is no shortage of activities, with five pools, white sandy beaches and a Kid’s Club available. Butler service allows the whole family to relax and be pampered.
Families traveling to the acclaimed “home of golf” will find that the Manor Homes at Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland provide the perfect quarters. The two self-catering, two-story homes offer open plan accommodations and are designed with luxury and added space in mind. They feature four en‐suite bedrooms and five bathrooms, some of which can be configured to guests’ needs. Each home has a farmhouse style kitchen, dining room and large open plan living room with digital television and Internet access. They also offer golf course views over the resort’s Torrance Course. After a day of taking in local attractions, walking West Sands Beach, hitting a round or visiting the pool, the homes offer a welcome respite.
At Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali, the stunning Presidential Beachfront Villa is surrounded by lush gardens, and it overlooks the island of Nusa Lembongan and the Indian Ocean. The beachfront two-bedroom villa suite is expansive enough to welcome the whole family, covering over 937 square meters (over 10,000 square feet). It offers a super king‐sized bed, and twin beds in an additional bedroom. Sophisticated features include a private 130 meter (over 425 foot pool) swimming pool with a private spa treatment room and steam room alongside, a private Jacuzzi and a lavishly lunar bathtub in a spacious bathroom, and private sundecks overlooking the beach. A spacious living room, equipped kitchen and pantry and hand-crafted furniture with ancient fossilized art pieces are other standout features. Butler service is another perk for suite guests. Days can be spent on Sanur Beach, using resort bicycles to tour Sanur, or at the activity-packed kid’s club.
Throughout 2016, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is highlighting a curated selection of lavish, one-of-a-kind suite accommodations in destinations worldwide. Aspirational travelers seeking an elevated and memorable guest experience can visit fairmont.com/suites, a revealing online hub dedicated to highlighting the exceptional features, exclusive services and noteworthy extras of the brand’s unrivaled suite product.