TORONTO, November 6, 2008" Fairmont Hotels & Resorts recently joined forces with the National Geographic Society, with the common mission to inspire people to care about the planet. As a new partner, Fairmont is proud to sponsor the popular National Geographic Live! (NG Live!) speaker series in select cities. NG Live! features dynamic presentations by today's leading explorers, scientists, filmmakers, and photographers, covering a wide range of topics including exploration and adventure; wildlife and habitat; natural phenomena; and relevant issues such as climate change and energy conservation. Fairmont hotels in Chicago, Scottsdale, and Seattle are pleased to package the NG Live! experience with special offers for those seeking a unique evening out or a value-added overnight getaway. For more details, please visit http://www.fairmont.com/nglive.
NG Live! patrons in Chicago have access to the exclusive NG Live! at The Fairmont Chicago package, which includes overnight accommodation for two in a luxurious Fairmont room, as well as buffet breakfast. Rates start from $249 and are available on the following nights:
November 18, 2008 Mattias Klum, Photographer " Borneo: Paradise Under Siege
December 9, 2008 Amy Vitale, Photographer " Faces of India
February 10, 2009 Zeb Hogan, Biologist - Megafishes: Freshwater Giants
March 10, 2009 Jim Richardson, Photographer " Celtic Heart, Celtic Soul
April 21, 2009 Peter Athans, Himalayan Mountaineer " Secrets of Shangri-La
The hotels award-winning aria restaurant also offers a special menu for $43, perfect for fueling up before the event, or for a post-show discussion over dinner. The event venue, The Field Museum, is easily accessible by public transport or by the town car available to Fairmonts overnight guests.
Warm Southwestern hospitality awaits at the Fairmont Scottsdale for guests attending NG Live! at the Mesa Arts Center. One-night packages include up to two tickets to the evenings NG Live! presentation, private roundtrip transportation to the event, accommodation in a luxurious Fairmont Room, and an American breakfast in a choice of resort restaurants or in-room dining.
December 3, 2008
Dr. Spencer Wells, Population Geneticist - Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project
Rates from $379
January 14, 2009
Robert Ballard, Underwater Explorer - Adventures in Deep Sea Exploration
Rates from $429
March 11, 2009
Brady Barr, Reptile Expert/TV Host - Dangerous Encounters
Rates from $539
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle offers NG Live! patrons an exclusive discounted room rate on event nights, valet parking and a signed National Geographic book or DVD upon check-in. The hotels Shuckers restaurant, one of Seattles oldest and most pre-eminent oyster bars, also offers a special pre-show dinner. The three-course prix fixe menu is a terrific value at $35, which includes valet parking, allowing guests to dine in style, and enjoy a short walk to the venue, Benaroya Hall.
Packages are available on the following dates:
February 2 & 3, 2009 Mark Moffett, Ecologist " Army Ants, Orchids and Flying Frogs
February 22 & 23, 2009 Lisa Ling, Journalist " Open Heart, Open Mind
March 23 & 24, 2009 Jim Richardson, Photographer " Celtic Heart, Celtic Soul
April 13 & 14, 2009 Pete Athans, Himalayan Mountaineer " Secrets of Shangri-La
May 11 & 12, 2009 Mattias Klum, Photographer " Borneo: Paradise Under Siege
For more information on the National Geographic Live! series and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.nglive.org.
All packages unless noted otherwise are subject to availability, priced per room, per night, exclude taxes and are based on double occupancy. For reservations, please visit http://www.fairmont.com/nglive, call 1-800-441-1414 or contact your local travel professional.
About the National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to "increase and diffuse geographic knowledge," the Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 300 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; school publishing programs; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 9,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program combating geographic illiteracy. For more information on the National Geographic Society and to support its mission of inspiring people to care about the planet, please visit www.nationalgeographic.com/donate.
About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
A leader in the global hospitality industry, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is an extraordinary collection of luxury hotels, which includes iconic landmarks like Fairmont Le Chteau Frontenac in Qubec City, Fairmont The Norfolk, Nairobi and Londons The Savoy, reopening in 2009. Fairmont hotels are one-of-a-kind properties where sophisticated travellers can discover culturally rich experiences that are authentic to the destination. Situated in some of the most exclusive and pristine areas in the world, Fairmont is committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont's portfolio includes 56 distinctive hotels, with plans to develop over 25 new properties in the coming years in destinations as diverse as Shanghai, Morocco and Anguilla.
Fairmont is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 91 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swisstel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.