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Hotels in the FRHI collection provide unparalleled access to music, sports, fashion and festivals

From lively music festivals and high fashion runways to the electrifying Formula 1 Grand Prix, the luxurious properties of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, boast some of the best locations for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Putting the awe in awesome, these luxury hotels provide an unforgettable base to springboard into the heart of the action during the upcoming 2015 - 2016 events line-up. 
 
 
 
SPORT SPECTACULARS
 
 
 
Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I, one of the more recent additions to the Fairmont portfolio is just a stone’s throw away from the famous Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, home to FC Barcelona and football superstar, Lionel Messi. With La Liga games scheduled throughout the fall and winter, footie fans can combine their love of sport and luxury holidays with the ‘Barça Dream’ experience. From USD $190 per night, this package includes accommodation with views of Camp Nou, entrance to the stadium museum which houses the club’s 22 Liga and four Champions League trophies, use of the hotel’s Royal Club Fitness & Spa and an FC Barcelona gift to take away. 
 
 
 
Situated at the gateway to Abu Dhabi is Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, a beachfront hotel with unrivalled access to the city’s most sought after attractions. From 27-29 November 2015, the city will transform into racer’s dream as it gears up for the 7th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Situated only 20 minutes from Yas Marina Circuit, the hotel will offer the ‘Grand Prix’ package to include a complimentary fifth night when booking four consecutive nights in a Fairmont Gold room or suite. This package is available from 26 November – 1 December, 2015 with rates starting from USD $680 per night.
 
 
 
With a rich, century old history, the Emirates Australian Open will return to the Australian Golf Club from 26 - 29 November 2015. An impressive line-up of local and international golfers will tee off for the most esteemed trophy in Australian golf - the Stonehaven Cup. Located only a short 10 minute drive away is Swissôtel Sydney, providing spectators the opportunity to catch every minute of the action. Guests can avail the ‘Stay & Rejuvenate’ package, including accommodation with breakfast and a 30 minute Swedish Alpine Massage for two. Rates from USD $329 per night. 
 
 
 
The Super Bowl, the highest expression of professional American football is set to soar into its 50th year. On 7 February 2016, Super Bowl 50 will host over 100,000 fans and is predicted to become the most-watched American television broadcast of the year. Running up to this spectacular sporting event, enjoy Super Bowl inspired packages from Fairmont San Jose located just 20 minutes away from Levi’s Stadium, including complimentary mini bar. Packages are available from USD $999, per night, with a minimum 4-night stay. 
 
 
 
A dramatic pyramid shaped hotel in the heart of the city, Raffles Dubai is just minutes away from a range of cultural, destination and sporting attractions. On 26 March, 2016, the Dubai World Cup, lauded as the world\'s richest horse race, will welcome over 250,000 spectators. Festivities will include a concert headlined by some of the top names in the music world with past performances from Jennifer Lopez and Toni Braxton. Racing fans can avail of the ‘Join and Celebrate’ special offer, including accommodation in a Club room, breakfast, and credit to the value of USD $135 for use in the Raffles Spa, a bottle of champagne and a bouquet of flowers upon arrival. Available year-round, rates start from USD $965 per night. 
 
 
 
The Durban July, billed as ‘Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event’, takes place annually on the first Saturday of July with over 50,000 in attendance. Fashion, food and celebrity sightings set the scene each year with a dress and costume theme playing a role in the celebrations. Guests looking to wind down after the joyous event can take advantage of the ‘Rest, Relax and Rejuvenate’ package at the nearby Fairmont Zimbali Resort. Situated only 30 minutes away, this beachfront hotel in the KwaZulu-Natal province offers accommodation in a deluxe room plus a combination of any three selected spa treatments (total treatment time: 90 minutes).  Rates start from USD $176 per night.
 
 
 
FESTIVAL FUN
 
 
With past Academy Award winners including Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster and Christopher Waltz, the third largest film festival in Germany – the Filmfest Hamburg – descends into the city from 1 – 10 October, 2015.  Combine this year’s international festival with the perfect Hamburg getaway at Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. Located just 30 minutes away from the bustling festival action along the Inner Alster Lake shore, this hotel is steeped in historic charm and classic luxury and offers 15% off the best available rate in a luxury suite including breakfast, plus a USD $28 spa voucher. Rates start from USD $289 per night.
 
 
The Dubai International Motor Show is the single largest automotive event in the Middle East and brings together global manufacturers, industry specialists, and affluent motor enthusiasts from all over the world. From 10 – 14 November, 2015, visitors can admire over 600 cars on display from futuristic concepts to timeless classics. Motor aficionados planning to attend this year’s event can avail of the ‘Stay & Drive’ package just across the street at Fairmont Dubai which includes accommodation, buffet breakfast and the use of a luxury car during the stay. This package is available from 8 - 16 November, 2015 with rates starting from USD $299 per night.  
 
 
Now in its ninth year, the world renowned Monte Carlo Jazz Festival will bring together internationally renowned jazz musicians at the prestigious Salle Garnier at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, a 5 minute walk from the Fairmont Monte Carlo. From 1 – 5 November, 2015, living legends and future greats such as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Diana Krall and John McLaughlin will entertain and delight guests. Following a 45-million EUR refurbishment, the Fairmont Monte Carlo offers packages from USD $327, per night, including a Sunday Jazz Brunch overlooking the Riveria. Jazz enthusiasts can feast on an eclectic range of dishes accompanied by unlimited wine and champagne while listening to live modern sax and classic jazz. 
 
 
The largest literary festival on earth, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, brings together some of the greatest thinkers and writers from across South Asia and the world. From 21- 25 January, 2016, Man Booker prize winners and breakthrough writers will offer live readings, debates and discussions in the Rajasthani capital, just a 30 minute drive away from Fairmont Jaipur. Nestled amongst the majestic Aravalli hills, the hotel is an ode to the ‘Pink City’ through its majestic architecture and décor and is an inspiration for budding novelists and literary enthusiasts. Guest can enjoy the ‘Bed and Breakfast’ package from USD $170 per night, available all year-round.
 
 
With A-listers John Malkovich and Sophia Loren and acclaimed director Bernardo Bertolucci, gracing past events in the Turkish capital, the 2016 International Istanbul Film Festival will again astonish fans of the silver screen with close to 200 films. Taking place from 2 – 19 April, 2016 this cultural highlight is just 10 minutes away from Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul, which just recently completed the first phase in a multimillion dollar renovation program. Combine the love of film with luxury accommodation in a recently renovated room, including breakfast, a glass of champagne for two and a USD $35 Purovel Spa & Sport credit. Available year-round, rates start from USD $235 per night.
 
 
The biggest blues festival in the world, The Chicago Blues Festival welcomes half a million visitors every year.  Steeped in soulful history, the event features three days of performances from old blues legends to up-and-coming talent. From 12-14 June 2016 over 100 performers will take to the stage at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park, Chicago, a ten minute walk away from the newly refurbished Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. Blues aficionados can avail the hotels ‘Bed and Breakfast’ package all year round with rates from USD $184 per night. 
 
 
For over 40 years, Art Basel has connected premier galleries, artists and patrons with the international art world.  Taking place from 16 – 19 June, 2016, over 100,000 attendees will converge in the Swiss fine arts capital to experience 20th and 21st century artworks from Modern Masters to global emerging artists.  A short five minute walk from Art Basel is Swissôtel Le Plaza, Basel, where guests can dabble in both the art scene and while enjoying genuine Swiss hospitality with rates starting from USD 1,040 per night.  
 
 
 
MARATHON MADNESS
 
 
 
Condé Nast Readers\' Choice and Gold List hotel, the Fairmont Empress is located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada on Vancouver Island. This year, the hotel is proud to announce that it is an official partner with the GoodLife Fitness Marathon on 11 October, 2015 as the Royal Host Hotel. Heading into its 36th year, the event will see over 12,000 runners in a series of races from full and half marathons, and 8 km road race and a kids run. Participants can take advantage of the hotel’s two night ‘Marathon’ package to include a USD $20 food & beverage credit per room, plus a late check-out to rest those aching limbs. The package is valid for bookings from 8 – 13 October, 2015 with rates starting from USD $210 per night.
 
 
Singapore’s most exhilarating vertical race will see over 3,000 athletes blaze up 1,336 steps over 73 storeys in the shortest time possible. Soaring at a height of 226 metres as one of Southeast Asia’s tallest hotels, Swissôtel The Stamford has been the site the Vertical Marathon since its inauguration in 1987. Returning on 29 November 2015, participants and onlookers can avail the hotel’s ‘Weekend Getaway’ package which includes 25% off the Best Available Rate starting from USD $165 per night. 
 
 
Fairmont Le Château Montebello, known as the world’s largest log cabin and celebrating its 85th birthday this year, is nestled in the heart of the scenic Montebello village. Surrounded by nature, the resort is famed for its rustic yet comfortable accommodations, excellent service and refined gastronomy and is a perfect destination to witness, participate or recover from the area’s annual Canadian Ski Marathon. As the world’s longest (160 km) and oldest (46 years) Nordic ski tour, it takes place in the Laurentian Hills of Quebec from 19 – 21 February, 2016 with an overnight stop in Montebello.
 
 
 Marathoners can book the hotel’s ‘Canadian Ski Marathon’ package including a two-night stay with breakfast and dinner for two. Rates from USD $365 per night. 
 
 
The Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon, an annual event designed to promote health and vitality, will enter into its ninth year on 22 February, 2016. Runners can opt for 5 km race upwards to a half-marathon which starts and finishes in Beau Vallon on the island of Mahé. After the big race, participants can take advantage of the ‘Relax & Unwind’ package at Raffles Praslin, Seychelles, located just 15 minutes away by plane. Spacious villas with private plunge pools, outdoor pavilions and rain showers overlooking the Indian Ocean dot the gently sloping landscape. Available year-round, the package is priced at USD $580 per night, including daily breakfast and a 30 minute treatment at Raffles Spa. 
 
 
The London Marathon, a 26.1 mile race weaving through the city’s most famous landmarks, is an endurance test for even the fittest of athletes. Participants take to the streets of London every year, many raising money and awareness for local charities. On 24 April, 2016, runners will pass some of the capital’s most prestigious hotels including The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, the most celebrated and glamorous luxury hotel in Central London. Whether participating or just catching the action, avail of the hotel’s ‘Bed and Breakfast’ package with rates starting from USD $610 per night. 
 
  
 
FASHION FORWARD
 
 
From 11 – 18 February, 2015, high street fashion comes alive during New York Fashion Week. Combine catching the latest seasonal collections fresh off the runway with a stay at a big city icon - The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, home to 29 newly renovated suites. Fashion forward guests can take advantage of the ‘NYC Bed & Breakfast’ package which includes a luxurious overnight stay in a guestroom or suite with daily American Breakfast for two. Rates start from USD $625 per night. 
 
 
Hot on the heels of New York fashion week, the ‘City of Lights’ follows suit from 2 – 9 March, 2016 with Paris Fashion Week. As the city transforms into a catwalk all of its very own, witness the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Paul Gautier, and Donatella Versace as they unveil the latest in haute couture. Combining Parisian chic with relaxed sophistication, Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris is just steps from the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe, and the Le Royal Eclaireur, a part luxury boutique and gallery. Perfect for Paris Fashion Week or at any time throughout the year, the ‘Short and Suite offer’ includes accommodation in a Gallery Suite, a private limousine airport transfer, macaroons and bubbles upon arrival and a private viewing of the hotel’s art pieces inside Art District, the hotel’s gallery.. Rates start from USD $1,520 per night. 
 
 
All packages unless noted otherwise are subject to availability, priced per room, per night, exclude taxes and are based on double occupancy.

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