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A guided tour through the elegant and historic properties of Fairmont hotels and resorts

Celebrating the architecture of the beloved Fairmont hotels and resorts, this volume presents both historic gems and innovative, avant-garde structures. It includes many of Fairmont's famous château-style resorts such as the Plaza in New York, Fairmont Banff Springs, Chateau Lake Louise and Montreal's iconic Château Frontenac, as well as palatial hotels such as Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, Fairmont Hotel Kiev, the Fairmont Royal York, Toronto (once known as the tallest tower in the British Empire), and Hamburg's Fairmont Vier Jahrezeiten. The new crop of Fairmont hotels is represented by the Arabic-inspired Fairmont Nile City, Cairo, and Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, the evocative Flame Towers in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the Fairmont Austin in Texas.
Fairmont has a long history of hosting royalty, actors and politicians. The book is illustrated with images of famous guests at Fairmont hotels, among them Martin Luther King, Jr, James Baldwin, Marilyn Monroe and Christian Dior.