Old Jul 7, 18, 10:13 am
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: YYZ
Programs: Accor ALL Diamond, AC Aeroplan Diamond, AC Altitude E35K, Marriott Gold, Enterprise Gold, Nexus/GE
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It hasn't been mentioned yet, but the Fairmont Gold is more than just the lounge and the concierge services. In most (all?) properties, the rooms and suites on the Gold floor are generally nicer than non-Gold rooms and suites. They are often larger, or more recently renovated or have better furnishings. At Lake Louise, for instance, the overall layout of the gold floor is completely different from other floors, in that they actually run the guest corridor along the back of the hotel, with guest rooms off of one side of the hall only (at least in one of the wings), and windows along the hallway. This gives a much brighter hallway, allows for larger (but fewer) guest rooms, and also means that all but only a few Gold rooms are non-lakeview. They generally put a lot of thought into the hotel-within-a-hotel concept. It's not just sticking a breakfast room somewhere and calling it Fairmont Gold.
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