* 500 miles per stay (FPC is not a points-based program)
– Free night (15 stays or 45 nights)
– Free night and upgrade (20 stays, 60 nights)
– Free night and $200 dining certificate (35 stays, 90 nights)
– Three-night stay (50 stays, 150 nights)
– Air Canada, Alaska, American, Emirates
– American Express, Boston Symphony Orchestra, CARP, Cisco Systems, David Leadbetter Enterprises, Destination Rewards, Diners Club, Holt Renfrew, NUVO, points.com, Porsche, ResPlus, Sports Express, TaylorMade, Willow Stream Spas
– Dedicated reservation line, express check-in and check-out, onsite FPC manager, free local calls, health club access, 25% discount on high-speed Internet, free golf club rentals at select hotels, 15% discount at Fairmont Store, free newspaper, 10% spa discount, discount on Sports Express luggage delivery.
*Premier (5 stays or 10 nights per calendar year)
– All benefits of Club-level, free high-speed Internet, personalized room preferences, luggage tags, concierge service, free access to spas, 2 room upgrades, 2 suite upgrades, free third night on 3-night stays, priority waitlist, 250 bonus miles per stay, $100 dining certificate.
*Platinum (10 stays or 30 nights per calendar year)
– All benefits of Premier-level, 4 suite upgrades, 500 bonus miles per stay, $150 dining certificate, 3 free nights, guaranteed early arrival/late check-out, welcome amenity, one free ski lift ticket, spa massage or round of golf.
RULES and RESTRICTIONS
* Account transfer/pooling
– Not Available.
* Mileage/point purchase
– Not Available.
* Award transfers
Fairmont bills itself as the largest luxury hotel company in North America. President’s Club is therefore in line with the trend in such hotels — it is primarily a guest-recognition program, as opposed to a rewards program. Perks, not points, rule the day.
Which is not to say that members can’t earn rewards; however, with FPC, the chance to earn free nights doesn’t kick in until after a member has reached Platinum status. While generally unusual, this is not unheard of with higher-end properties. The typical Fairmont customer is less interested in free nights than he or she is in perks. Extra free nights are almost an afterthought.
The three-tiered elite-level program is exceedingly generous, offering substantial benefits even to new enrollees.