From rejuvenating warm-weather adventures to unforgettable city breaks, here’s a roundup of Fairmont’s top getaways this fall.
Hitting the Beach in Dubai
Dubai’s balmy fall temperatures are perfect for relaxing on the beach. If you’re dreaming of sinking your toes into powdery-white sand, look no further than Fairmont The Palm, whose private 800-meter stretch faces the dramatic city skyline. Cool off with a refreshing dip in the Arabian Gulf or float on your back in stunning, temperature-controlled swimming pools. Craving adventure? You can explore the coastline by kayak and paddleboard, or ramp up the adrenaline with an exhilarating guided jet-ski tour.
The hotel lies at the heart of Palm Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s iconic palm-shaped islands. For unparalleled views of this engineering marvel, soar up 52 stories to The View at the Palm observation deck. Book a “Next Level” ticket, and you’ll also enjoy access to 360-degree vistas from the spectacular 54th-floor rooftop. Or, for the ultimate thrill, launch yourself from a plane on a tandem skydive and freefall at speeds of over 120 mph above the island. A videographer captures the entire experience.
Back on terra firma, the Museum of the Future lets you picture life 50 years from now. In a shimmering, torus-shaped building with striking window designs inspired by Arabic calligraphy, the museum showcases innovative ideas and technologies.
Underwater Adventures in the Maldives
Set on a tranquil island fringed by coral-sand beaches and surrounded by dazzlingly blue ocean, Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi feels like paradise. Luxurious overwater, beach and tented villas all come with gorgeous private pools, and your personal villa host is on hand 24/7 to take care of any request.
Scuba divers are in for a treat here, with a choice of 20 phenomenal dive sites in the Shaviyani Atoll. You can peer into canyons filled with blue-striped snappers, spot guitar rays lurking in the sand and keep an eye out for the elusive silver tip reef shark. If you prefer snorkeling, swim above kaleidoscopic reefs teeming with orange clownfish and sea turtles. And for a one-of-a-kind adventure, the resident marine biologist will lead you on a Coralarium night snorkel, guiding you through the hotel’s coral restoration project, which doubles as a semi-submerged art installation.
Unwind after your underwater exploration with a signature Coconut Experience at Willow Stream Spa. This uniquely Maldivian treatment revitalizes your skin and muscles with a full-body exfoliation and soothing coconut-oil massages.
Seoul’s Hottest Shopping and Cocktails
A sleek landmark designed by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers, Fairmont Ambassador Seoul fuses modern style and sophistication with classic Korean elements. Striking red columns are a nod to traditional palace architecture, while chic rooms epitomize understated luxury.
The hotel is right next to the Hyundai Seoul, a hip department store home to big-name luxury fashion and cosmetic brands from Gucci to Dior, as well as the Sounds Forest, a 35,000-square-foot indoor garden. Head to Tasty Seoul, the store’s lower-ground food hall, for a huge choice of trendy eateries, and feast on snacks like kal-guksu (a broth-based noodle dish) and sweet ice cream-filled bread.
Wrap up your day with sunset drinks and Han River views on the rooftop terrace at M29, the hotel’s glam 29th-floor bar. Inventive libations range from the Mariposa fashioned, a tantalizing blend of mushroom-infused plantation rum, agave syrup and bitter, to a collection of classic cocktails inspired by Fairmont hotels around the world.
Strolling and Boating Around Historic Hamburg
On the shore of Inner Alster Lake, Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeitzen has been welcoming visitors since 1897, including the likes of Aristotle Onassis and Prince Heinrich of Prussia. Timeless elegance and exceptional service make this grande dame a favorite place to stay in the heart of Hamburg.
Come fall, cooler temperatures and vibrant foliage are the perfect combination for invigorating walks. The deciduous trees in the Stadtpark, a sprawling green space criss-crossed with paths, are ablaze with color. Or you can wander more than 15 kilometers of trails in the Niendorfer Gehege, a forested area known for its resident fallow deer. Fall is also apple harvest season, with pick-your-own options available through late October at farms like the Obsthof Bey, just to the west of the city.
When you need to warm up, grab a coffee and slice of apple strudel in Speicherstadt Kaffeerösterei, a canalside roastery cafe in a converted 19th-century brick warehouse. At sunset, you can see this historic district illuminated on an evening boat tour.
Ready to create lasting memories? Book your fall escape with Fairmont today.