Gathering with loved ones is sometimes all that’s needed to celebrate an occasion. However, with the pleasures of global travel within reach, why not transform an occasion into an extraordinary destination celebration? When you pair the renowned hospitality of a Fairmont Hotel & Resort with amenities designed for everyone in your group, your stay will be even more memorable. While each Fairmont hotel is ideal for a getaway, you’ll be inspired by these six for your special occasions.
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Perfect for: Multi-generational family reunions or anniversaries
The entire family can bask in the San Diego sunshine and enjoy the five-star setting at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The resort hosts 249 elegant guest rooms and suites, featuring spacious marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, expansive balconies and terraces, and views of the resort gardens, Tom Fazio-designed Grand Golf Club or Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve.
Enjoy our California lifestyle with an immersive guided morning hike, horseback or electric bike ride as you soak up the sights, sounds and smells of the canyon and its endless views at every turn. The resort offers two dozen weekly outdoor activities, including yoga, meditation, archery and tennis, plus a five-star spa and sparkling pools. The six dining venues, all with outdoor seating, include Addison, San Diego’s only Michelin three-star restaurant. Each one celebrates SoCal’s exceptional bounty with distinctive culinary perspectives.
Whether you’re hosting a handful of family members or a gathering of 600 of your closest friends, the dedicated events team is ready to make your celebration special. The natural beauty and distinctive architecture creates remarkable event settings, including lush green lawns, a terrace, courtyard, wine room or a private sanctuary.
Hamilton Princess & Beach Club
Perfect for: Wedding or engagement parties, romantic vow renewals or anniversaries
An island paradise is a short hop from many eastern North America cities. The harbourside “Pink Palace,” Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, has the same rosy tint as the local sandy beaches. Romance is everywhere here, and the events team can handle all things wedding, from marriage-license information to a Beach Club dinner with divine cuisine.
If you book Fairmont Gold rooms and suites, the Fairmont Gold Lounge will become your crew’s gathering point for breakfast bites, snacks and cocktails. Exhale Spa offers not only outdoor yoga, but Pilates and Barre classes, a modern Mind Body Gym and Studio plus Bridal Boot Camps. When your group isn’t zipping around the island on electric bikes or Twizzy’s (available for rent in the Hamilton Princess car park), they’ll be viewing art by modern masters, including Picasso, Magritte and Matisse. After a round at a local golf course, it’s time for classic and rum-forward cocktails at Intrepid.
Fairmont Banff Springs
Perfect for: Active occasions, from school and family reunions to girls’ and guys’ getaways
Fairmont Banff Springs, known as the “Castle in the Rockies,” sits in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Banff National Park. The resort has been providing legendary hospitality for 130+ years. Afternoon tea in the award-winning Rundle Bar is a must with your gal pals, as is a hearty meal featuring Canadian-sourced ingredients and in-house made pasta at Castello Italiana with the entire gang.
If it’s a winter getaway, spend your days skiing and snowboarding or ice-fishing, climbing or on a canyon tour with a dedicated Fairmont guide. When you return, it’s time to enjoy the outdoor, heated pool with million-dollar views of the Rockies, or pay a visit to Fairmont Spa to steam, sauna and relax in three waterfall treatment whirlpools and the indoor mineral pool. The stunning Bow Falls are just a short walk if you’d like to stretch your legs.
Summertime getaways offer the chance to challenge your besties to tennis, Bocce, golf and world-class hiking. No matter when you visit, wellness and cultural programs, including forest bathing, historic hotel tours, Artist in Residence visits and local history museums bring the region’s rich heritage to life. A commitment to sustainability is top of mind in this delicate natural preserve, where private excursions like star-gazing or “Bucket List” tours create indelible memories.
Perfect for: Sunny, splashy spring break or holiday family retreats
Whether you’re escaping winter’s chill or a soggy spring, Fairmont Orchid on Hawaiʻi’s Big Island offers the warm aloha your family needs. Thirty-two oceanfront acres of a private beach, vibrant lagoon and luxurious pool offer a spacious retreat for bucket list family adventures. Dive into Hawaiian culture with activities such as canoe paddling, hula dancing and lei making. Make a splash and explore marine life as you snorkel through Pauoa Bay. If your getaway includes a special occasion, divine indoor and outdoor venues suit every intimate gathering.
Indulge in family dining at its finest at the resort’s signature oceanfront restaurant, Brown’s Beach House. Warm your toes in the sand and enjoy fresh, island favorites at the poolside Hale Kai restaurant. The property is proud to offer a Keiki Dining Program menu for children ages 5 and under, who eat free of charge. Of course, your visit to Hawaiʻi is not complete without going to a lūʻau. Indulge in an authentic Hawaiian feast at Fairmont Orchid’s picturesque Plantation Estate. Vibrant hula performances, Samoan fire knife dancing and authentic Hawaiian food will be part of unforgettable memories you create with your family.
Perfect for: Couples and family getaways, ski holidays for groups
Ski-in, ski-out convenience is a hallmark of Fairmont Tremblant, a short drive from Montreal. The Alpine architecture of the fireplace-warmed lobby and Choux Gras Brasserie Culinaire creates cozy spaces year round. During school breaks the resort is a beacon for families, who enjoy games, crafts and movies, après ski lounging and everything from marshmallow-toasting to snowshoeing. Suites with kitchenettes make a family getaway easy on mom.
If you’re planning a “bleisure” trip with your group, there are group gathering options for up to 600 people at this popular meeting and retreat spot. For a sweet getaway with your partner, Moment Spa has couples rooms and treatments for cherished “me time.” Enjoy Thursday Jazz nights at Choux Gras or cocktails at Axe Lounge Bar with your sweetie. And if you and your partner need to swap your home office view for the charming pedestrian-friendly mountain village and surrounding woodlands, head to Fairmont Tremblant for a Weekday Escape. Imagine a brisk hike in the spring air after a conference call with the complimentary Wi-Fi.
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
Perfect for: Squad getaways, family occasions
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel is just minutes from the historic walled city of Old San Juan on Isla Verde Beach. Imagine your crew chilling in a luxe butler-service cabana around the pool, enjoying evening entertainment and testing their luck at the new Foxwoods El San Juan Casino. Nine shops, offering everything from shoes, clothes and candy to blowouts, art and souvenirs for those who love to shop. The Well & Being Fitness Centre and Well & Being Spa take wellness to a new level and reflect their island location.
When hunger strikes, the flavors of Puerto Rico are featured at Caña. Other choices include the tasting menu at fine-dining Riva, Crudo Sushi, Il Sole Pizzeria and Meat Market Steakhouse to satisfy every craving. Beyond the beach, your squad can spend the day amid the rainforest splendor of El Yunque National Forest, discovering the art-rich Santurce neighborhood in San Juan, or exploring the nighttime bioluminescent waters in La Parguera, Vieques and Culebra.
No matter what type of getaway you’re planning, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has the perfect destination for your family, gang or team. Where will we see you next?