If you’re feeling a little spring fever, check out these Fairmont Hotels & Resorts for unforgettable urban escapes. Whether you head east or west or a sunny resort destination, sign up for ALL – Accor Live Limitless to access all the perks of membership!
Urban Getaway, Texas Style
Longhorns, oak-grilled steaks and lake adventures in Austin
One of America’s hippest cities, set within the natural beauty of Texas Hill Country is the home of Fairmont Austin. Choose the Austin Adventure Package and enjoy a great rate, self-parking and a $25 per night credit to enjoy all the amenities. Book a massage at the Spa, dip into the rooftop pool then savor meat grilled over Texas oak at Garrison.
Maximize spring’s warmer days with a paddleboard or kayak on Lady Bird Lake or at spring festivals (like the Moontower Just for Laughs comedy fest, food-focused Hot Luck Festival or the wildflower-vibrant Bluebonnet Festival). Texas Longhorns college athletics are a local ritual, even if you don’t have connections to the University of Texas at Austin. With baseball and softball season gearing up, book the “Hook ’Em, Horns” rate year-round, and enjoy pre- or post-game snacks and drinks at the Rules and Regs rooftop bar.
Washington wine, oysters, espresso and grasshoppers in Seattle
Tap into a hot foodie scene this spring in Seattle. Start your day with a jolt from the 4th Ave Espresso Bar within the historic downtown Fairmont Hotel Olympic Seattle. A Sip and Savor Seattle package gives you a suite upgrade, a bottle of Washington’s renowned wine and a daily dining credit to enjoy; we recommend the vintage ambiance of Shuckers Oyster Bar. The hotel’s indoor pool means the Pacific Northwest’s signature precipitation won’t dampen your swim!
Don your team gear and head to the park, T-Mobile Park specifically. Spring means baseball is back, and in Seattle, that means it’s time to support the Mariners. “J-ROD Squad” fans can get specially priced tickets on select days and a bonus T-shirt. And it isn’t a game without ballpark food. In Seattle, that means everything from fried grasshoppers from Edgar’s Taco Shack to chef-curated offerings from chef Ethan Stowell in the ‘Pen.
Fans of the arts will want to explore Seattle’s world-class museums, including the Frank Gehry-designed Museum of Pop Culture, or the Flood exhibit at the National Nordic Museum, created by lead singer of the Icelandic band Sigur Rós (through July 2023).
Spring in Toronto
Clockwork, hot docs, photo-finish art and cherry-blossom season in Toronto
The most convenient, and fabulous, way to arrive in the heart of downtown Toronto is to hop off the UP Express train from Pearson International Airport. Cross the street and you’ve arrived at the landmark Fairmont Royal York. Meeting a friend? Stand under the stunning Art Deco-style clock at buzzy Clockwork Champagne & Cocktails. After a busy day, it’s time for a chic Afternoon Tea. This location puts you within walking distance of local landmarks like the Hockey Hall of Fame and the major performing arts and sports venues. Signature spring festivals in downtown Toronto include the Hot Docs documentary film festival, and the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.
Live large like Toronto-born rapper Drake: book a Fairmont Gold Experience for a taste of the VIP life. Access to the skyline-skimming 18th-floor Fairmont Gold Lounge gives you a spot to relax with evening canapés, plus a dedicated concierge to help with local arrangements. Zip up to Bloor Street for a luxury shopping safari or over to High Park for the glory of cherry blossom season.
Spring Getaway to NYC
Embrace your inner Eloise and sip Champagne or afternoon tea in New York
If you’ve never stayed at The Plaza, a Fairmont Managed Hotel in New York, now is the time to book one of the world’s most memorable stays. Book three consecutive nights via a Third Night Free package, available until April 30, 2023, and stay anytime through March 2024. Kids of all ages will want to celebrate the lore of the Eloise books by enjoying Afternoon Tea in The Palm Court, picking up inspired souvenirs at The Plaza Boutique, or even staying in the Eloise Suite.
The Warren Tricomi Salon and the Guerlain Spa will have you looking your polished best for nights on the town. Kick it off with bubbles at the Champagne Bar overlooking Fifth Avenue. Consult the concierge staff for evening suggestions, and perhaps The Plaza’s house car, a luxe Maybach sedan, will be available to whisk you to your venue of choice! Jazz at the Lincoln Centre is nearby, as are the bright lights of Broadway, where Six, Sweeney Todd, & Juliet and Leopoldstadt are generating lots of buzz.
Spring Resort Escape
A private enclave in the Riviera Maya, for water, sun, golf and beach fun
A jewel of the Mayan Riviera, Fairmont Mayakoba, is a short drive from Cancun International Airport. Enjoy your stay in resort-style ease by booking the All Inclusive Package. It bundles the most popular activities and amenities (including internet access, parking and credits for everything from spa and fitness activities to dining and drinking) into a great-value vacation.
A round of golf at the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleon course is a rite of spring, or just enjoy the “19th hole” at one of the floating tables at La Laguna. From snorkeling and paddleboarding to kayaking, catamaran sailing and boogie boarding, there’s no shortage of water-based action here. Young ones under the age of 12 can chill at the Kids Club, with Play and Creation zones to keep them engaged with professional babysitters for your peace of mind.
Sunny Urban Getaway
Scottsdale for tequila goddesses, wellness worshippers, golfers and guacamole fans
Adjacent to the sun-drenched Sonora Desert and the hiking paradise of the McDowell Mountains, Scottsdale is the Arizona getaway choice for golf, outdoors and wellness aficionados. Make Fairmont Scottsdale Princess your home base with a Live it Well Spa 3-Day Retreat, which rolls breakfast and treatments at Well and Being Spa into a weekend of bliss.
If you’ve dreamed of playing events like the Phoenix Open, the golf concierge can book rounds on local courses for you. An Easter Egg Hunt, a Cinco de Mayo party and Mother’s Day fabulousness are just a few more reasons to visit Fairmont Scottsdale Princess this spring. Dining in the Southwest means you must experience Mexican-inspired cuisine. Don’t miss La Hacienda, where favorites like braised pork carnitas meet tableside preparation of guacamole. Plus a visit from the Tequila Goddess to select a sipping flight elevates a great evening into a memorable one. Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak is the top stop for Kobe, Wagyu or Angus beef, served with Alaskan king crab and Pacific oysters, grilled any way you like it.