Groups make an impact with Fairmont’s Meetings that Matter
Meetings are important for achieving business objectives but can also have a positive impact beyond the meeting room, as companies and planners seek out ways to make a meaningful difference in the communities and destinations where they gather. The Meetings that Matter program affords groups the opportunity to donate part of their room revenue to the charity of their choice at the brand’s more than 60 hotels worldwide.
Fairmont is committed to preserving the places where guests and colleagues, work, live and play and wants to ensure groups can do the same. Companies taking advantage of the Meetings that Matter program have donated funds to a wide variety of causes, including groups supporting the arts, fighting HIV/AIDS and helping children with disabilities. Whether supporting an organization from the group’s headquarters, in the meeting destination or a global cause, the program has proved to be a popular way for groups to give back.
The Meetings That Matter offer is available to planners booking a new meeting prior to December 31, 2016 for 2016 that requires a minimum of 50 room nights. Ten percent of the room revenue generated by the booking may be donated to a charitable organization. Planners can determine the charity, whether it is a cause that resonates most strongly with attendees or a local organization in need.
Additionally, planners seeking ways to enhance their meetings with programs that incorporate good deeds and community involvement can work with Fairmont colleagues to create activities that foster both teamwork and social good. With unrivalled locations and innovative programs, attendees can include the local community in their events, whether building bikes for local children or preparing meals for a homeless shelter in need. For events that want to lessen their ecological footprint, the company's green conferencing program, Eco-Meet, allows meeting planners to host environmentally conscious events while also creating awareness among meeting planners and conference attendees.
10% Charitable Donation
For more information about Meetings That Matter please contact the hotel directly, your Fairmont Global Sales Representative or call Global Events & Meetings Solutions in Asia at +65 6496 1256, Europe at +41 44 317 6200, Middle East at 971 4 437 7474 or North America at 1 506 877 3162. For toll free telephone numbers within select countries and regions, click here
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The Program donation of 10% is based on the net room revenue (prior to tax and gratuities) generated by your new meeting program. Offer must be requested at time of booking and referenced in the contract. It is inaccessible for citywide bookings, is subject to availability and cannot be used in combination with any other offer, promotion or discount. The meeting must be booked and executed by December 31, 2016 to qualify. Donations will be made on your behalf within 30 days of the final payment of Master Account. The philanthropic organization of your choosing must fit within Fairmont Hotels & Resorts' philanthropic ethics and values.