TORONTO — Two Fairmont hotels are celebrating a milestone this year, with Ottawa’s Fairmont Château Laurier and Boston’s The Fairmont Copley Plaza, turning 100, on June 1 and Aug. 19, respectively.
The Fairmont Château Laurier, built in 1912 with a budget of $2 million, originally sold guestrooms for $2 per night. Interestingly, Charles Melville Hays, who created the hotel’s concept, died on the Titanic earlier that year.
Both hotels are hosting celebratory activities for guests all year, including historic tours and memorabilia searches. Starting April 1, guests at the Château Laurier will be able to take part in a culinary adaptation of the last meal served on the Titanic, and the restaurant will also offer monthly table d’hôte menus, serving the best of different eras.
In addition to hosting celebrations, both hotels are undergoing renovations, including a major restoration of guestrooms and suites and a new restaurant at the Copley Plaza. At Château Laurier the art deco pool has been restored and renovations to the health club include a new foundation, two massage therapy rooms and refurbished change rooms.