Charitable activities, healthy meeting options and creative team-building experiences abound at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts of the Quebec region. October 14, 2010
Meetings & Incentive Travel Advertising Feature
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
These days, meeting planners are looking for ways to give back to the communities in which they meet, and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is responding to that desire to make a meaningful social impact.
Each Fairmont property’s unique community is reflected in the hotel’s decor, cuisine and activities. But planners can go one step further, by including that community into their programmes, whether by serving meals at a homeless shelter or planting trees on the banks of the Diable River, to help prevent Blue Algae buildup on the shores, as a group of 150 participants did at Fairmont Tremblant.
Sharp meeting planners can take advantage of an increased focus on health and wellness by incorporating everything from exercise, massage and healthy eating into their programmes, ensuring attendees stay energized, active and engaged. Whether it’s complimentary group hikes or spa cuisine for meeting breaks, Fairmont’s hotels and resorts have plenty to offer a health conscious meeting planner. For example, at Fairmont Kenauk, the Mega Trek is an entertaining activity where participants must row, navigate, swim, run, fish and climb, but more importantly, team up, think outside the box and negotiate.
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
At Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, participants can explore and discover interactive artistic projects to stimulate the right side of their brain. As most know, Montréal moves to its own unique beat, so what better place to join in and stimulate the creative side of meeting attendees through musical activities? In a city famous for its jamming session on the mountain, delegates can take part in “We are all drummers” workshops, focusing on rhythmic activities, with group facilitation.
At Fairmont Tremblant, delegates can take part in an exciting Photo-Rally or Amazing Race, gathering clues and solving riddles, while discovering the beautiful mountainside resort.
At Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, in the heart of the Charlevoix region, considered one of Quebec’s top gourmet destinations, meeting participants can discover local flavours and learn to create superb menus with the Chef Academy activity. They will have to compete in friendly tasks such as blind tasting and cooking competitions.
Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello offers delegates a superb array of services and fantastic team-building exercises in any season. They can play golf, learn off-road driving at the only Land Rover Experience school in Canada—to bring exhilaration to their event—or cross-country ski on 26 km of well-groomed trails.
Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu
In Quebec City’s Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, visitors can learn to enjoy winter with Queenzy (Aboriginal igloo) building workshops at the Hotel de Glace that helps to break the ice and promotes teamwork.
Fun and fresh air guaranteed! For groups keen on being green, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts offer programmes that highlight the best of the destination, while supporting eco-minded organizations. Fairmont’s award-winning Green Partnership Program is an example of the company-wide commitment to minimizing Fairmont’s impact on the planet. As part of this multi-faceted approach to responsible tourism, properties are pleased to assist planners to combine luxury and sustainability during their events.
For more information, please visit fairmontmeetings.com