Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

June 22, 2010 15:25 ET

Fairmont Selects Avis Rent A Car as Preferred Partner

Fairmont Guests to Receive Exclusive Rates on Car Rentals Worldwide

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) - Making it easier for travelers to get out and explore its unparalled destinations, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has named Avis Rent A Car the preferred provider for its distinctive collection of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide.

With the new alliance, guests of Fairmont can save up to 25 percent when renting a car at participating Avis locations worldwide. Additionally, exclusive benefits and other special offers will be extended to members of Fairmont's guest loyalty program, Fairmont President's Club, with these additional incentives to launch later in the year. Guests can learn more about the new rental benefit or make a reservation by visiting www.fairmont.com or calling 1-800-441-1414.

"We're excited to team up with a leading rental brand like Avis and look forward to providing our guests with a greater range of options to explore and discover the striking and dynamic locations that our hotels call home," said Brian Richardson, Fairmont's vice president, brand marketing & communications.

Whether it's hitting the open road in a convertible to fully take in the majestic views of the Canadian Rockies at the Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, cruising along the Pacific Coast at the stately Fairmont San Francisco or Fairmont Newport Beach, or jumping behind the wheel to tour the glitz and glamour of the Cote d'Azur at the Fairmont Monte Carlo, Fairmont destinations are sometimes best explored on four wheels.

"We're happy to collaborate with Fairmont and have their guests as well as Fairmont President's Club members experience the high-quality car rental services that we have to offer," said Kaye Ceille, senior vice president of travel and partnerships for Avis Budget Group, parent company of Avis. "They will surely enjoy the benefits of renting with Avis, including our guaranteed smoke-free vehicles, the 'Cool Car' collection and the world-renowned Avis 'We try harder' service."

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts' exclusive guest recognition program, Fairmont President's Club, provides frequent guests special benefits and privileges designed to reflect individual travel preferences and offer an enhanced level of service. Personalized travel profiles afford members customized stay experiences while in-hotel benefits include perks like complimentary high-speed and wireless internet access and exclusive members-only Great Rates – Great Dates deals for savings on Fairmont getaways. Guests can enroll at time of booking or online at www.fairmont.com.

About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

With over 60 distinctive hotels, including the iconic Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, and more in development, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a global hospitality brand known for its warm and engaging service and culturally rich experiences. Located in coveted worldwide destinations, its unrivalled collection of classic hotels includes properties that imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication, social importance and are often considered destinations in and of themselves. Fairmont is also committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with 95 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissotel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded residences, estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com. Become a fan of Fairmont. Join our online communities at www.everyonesanoriginal.com, www.twitter.com/fairmonthotels, and www.facebook.com/fairmonthotels.

About Avis

Avis Rent A Car System, LLC and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's leading car rental brands, providing business and leisure customers with a wide range of services at approximately 2,200 locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Latin American / Caribbean region. Avis is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty, ranking as the number one car rental company in the Brand Keys® Customer Loyalty Engagement Index for the past eleven years. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE:CAR). For more information, visit www.avis.com.

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