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"Learn To Fly" Package Puts Pilot Wannabes in the Cockpit at Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel

Dec 4 2012 12:00AM


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VANCOUVER, BC -- (Marketwire) -- 12/04/12 -- Age doesn't matter, being colour blind isn't a concern, and no passport is required! Aviator aspirations are within reach with a one of a kind package offered at North America's #1 Airport Hotel, The Fairmont Vancouver Airport. The Learn To Fly Package at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel is the ultimate for the kid who dreamed of being a pilot or an ideal gift for the hard-to-buy for person who has everything. Imagine being at the controls and flying into Paris -- the city of lights, circling the pyramids, or soaring above the desert. This is the real deal -- a 60-minute motion simulation, out of any airport in the world, in a Boeing 767 at Canada's premier airline training facility that is normally reserved exclusively for training and testing today's airline pilots. And when it's over? Bravo Zulu -- job well done!

This Vancouver airport accommodation includes an overnight stay on the luxurious Fairmont Gold floor with concierge service, private check-in, exclusive lounge, and guestroom with an up-close view of Vancouver Airport activity framed by the North Shore Mountains, return transfers to the airline training facility, security fee for two adults and welcome amenity. The package is $499 per person, based on double occupancy, and requires a minimum 30-day advance booking. Reservations can be made by calling 604.207.5200, toll-free at 1.800.441.1414 or visit /

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel, located 99 steps from US departures, re-defines airport accommodation. Recognized as the Best Airport Hotel in North America for two consecutive years by Skytrax World Airport Awards, the property is a haven for harried travelers. Floor to ceiling windows offer spectacular views of the runway backed by the mountains, while triple glazed windows offer virtual silence. "Quiet" rooms provide a sanctuary for sleepers with confused internal clocks during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Declared a "noise free" zone, it has no bellmen, no housekeeping, and no room service. Another offering is hypo-allergenic rooms that offer guests a reprieve from environmental stresses with features such as fibre cluster pillows and duvets, daily change of linens that are washed at 300 degrees to eliminate the need for chlorine, carbon activated filters on taps, scent-free cleaning products and filters installed at air intake source that provide the hotel with "hospital quality" air.

An ideal getaway -- pre or post flight -- is the airy lounge and restaurant with runway views, striking rock fireplace, and an award-winning menu with handcrafted cocktails. There is round the clock room service, a day spa with a variety of treatments to beat jet lag and reduce stress, and a health club with a mechanized three-lane lap pool to swim against a self-adjusted current, whirlpool, children's wading pool, saunas, and state of the art exercise area.

About Fairmont Hotels: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which arrive in destinations as diverse as Jaipur, Kyiv and Manila in 2012, is a celebrated collection of more than 60 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The luxury brand's distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication, warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also recognized internationally for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residences club, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit

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