General rule: If you want to get my attention, send me free stuff! Here's what arrived in the mail today:
Fairmont Presidents Club Hat and Apron:
Fairmont Presidents Club Robe:
Fairmont Authentically Local Food Experience:
While intriguing, this sounds like something that I want to be very careful where I cash it in. Fairmont has hotels all over the world, so while using it at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Switzerland would probably be amazing (That has to involve chocolate right?), I might have a very different experience taking it to one of the South Africa properties. Maybe I'd just be safer taking it to Montreal for poutine. Mmmm...poutine.
WWF Canada - Adopt a Giant Panda:
This is the favorite item of my daughters, partly because they like the idea of contributing to help save endangered species, but mainly because we get a little stuffy of whatever animal we choose to adopt. Last year we adopted a Polar Bear, and this year it's a Giant Panda. I love that Fairmont makes a donation on our behalf, but I was a little disappointed to see the words "symbolically adopt" on the certificate. I had visions of my newly adopted Panda coming to visit. Guess I've been practicing my Kung Fu for nothing.
Considering how blown away I was with our penthouse suite at the Fairmont San Francisco, I'm already pretty satisfied with my lifetime membership in the Fairmont Presidents Club. The fact that they send me a little box of extras each year on top of the regular platinum benefits, only serves to reinforce that feeling. Now if they could just arrange for my bears to come visit. Not at the same time though. That could get messy.
Written by Steve Pratt