In my experience Fairmont Presidents Club doesn't status match. But when you request the match, they give you a consolation prize: a suite upgrade certificate. Last year I grabbed the Fairmont Royal York as part of the United Vacations glitch ($600 off on a booking for two people). Fairmont had a stay 2 get 3rd night free. And it included breakfast. Well, of course as a Fairmont Presidents Club member I got free internet. I requested a match, used a confirmed suite upgrade for the 3 day stay. mrs. gleff and I had two roundtrip non-stop tickets, 3 nights at the hotel, we were out of pocket a total of less than $400.