Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

March 12, 2008 15:05 ET

Fairmont & EMI Music Collaborate to Offer Online Music Store

Fairmont Music Store To Debut in Spring 2008

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 12, 2008) - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with EMI Music, today announced the Fairmont Music Store, a new online retail initiative that will provide guests of the luxury hotel chain access to digital music exclusively from EMI Music's impressive catalog. Located at www.fairmontmusicstore.com, the leading-edge music boutique will be officially launched at a special event at the illustrious Plaza Hotel's stylish Rose Club in Spring 2008.

Through the new music portal, guests will be able to browse an extensive catalog of music and downloadable songs from top-selling EMI artists such as such as Coldplay, Norah Jones, Keith Urban, Anne Murray and Lenny Kravitz. As part of this new music initiative, Fairmont will also extend additional benefits to members of its Fairmont President's Club guest loyalty program, including preferred pricing on digital music, private access to exclusive song downloads, and priority access to special events and concerts featuring EMI artists. The store will be available at launch to consumers in the United States and Canada, with a planned roll out to other territories around the world to follow later in the year.

As the only major music company offering its entire digital catalog in a premium, DRM-free, higher audio quality form, EMI is unique among major music companies in their ability to offer Fairmont customers music that will work on all music players and devices.

"As we continue to seek out new and meaningful ways to further personalize the guest experience, Fairmont is excited to be working alongside a worldwide music leader like EMI," said Jeff Senior, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. "Furthermore, by observing our guests' individual travel preferences, we'll be able to customize music offerings that reflect their tastes and deliver an enhanced level of personalized service whether they're on the road, in the hotel or even relaxing in their home or office."

"We're very excited to be launching this ground-breaking initiative with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts," said Sean Hutchison Director of Digital Business Development for EMI Music. "The Fairmont Music Store will bring personalized music experiences to the Fairmont guest and is a fantastic new platform to showcase our world class roster of artists. Together with innovative partners like Fairmont, EMI is breaking new ground on how music is discovered and experienced."

The Fairmont Music Store is the latest initiative from the two companies, which partnered last year to infuse music into the hotelier's Fairmont Fit program with digital music players featuring hundreds of tracks from EMI Music artists. Following unprecedented response in North America, this program is being rolled out to Fairmont's international collection of hotels later this year.

About Fairmont

A leader in the global hospitality industry, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is an extraordinary collection of luxury hotels which includes iconic landmarks like The Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Monte Carlo and New York's The Plaza. Fairmont hotels are one-of-a-kind properties where sophisticated travelers can discover culturally rich experiences that are authentic to the destination. Situated in some of the most exclusive and pristine areas in the world, Fairmont is committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont's portfolio includes 55 distinctive hotels, with plans to develop over 20 new properties in the coming years in destinations as diverse as Beijing, Abu Dhabi and South Africa.

Fairmont is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with over 85 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissotel brands. The company also owns 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.

About EMI Music

EMI Music is the recorded music division of EMI Group, one of the world's largest independent music companies. Its EMI Music division represents artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Televisa Music, Manhattan, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin. Artists on EMI labels include Lily Allen, Beastie Boys, The Beatles, Sarah Brightman, Coldplay, Corinne Bailey Rae, Gorillaz, Iron Maiden, Norah Jones, Korn, Kylie Minogue, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Joss Stone, 30 Seconds To Mars, KT Tunstall, Keith Urban and Robbie Williams, as well as international artists such as Amaral (Spain), Diam's (France), Utada Hikaru (Japan), LaFee (Germany), Radja (Indonesia), RBD (Mexico) and Vasco Rossi (Italy).

EMI Music Canada features artists such as Alpha Galates, k-os, Anne Murray, Nickelback, Pride Tiger, Serena Ryder, Kreesha Turner and Wil. It also boasts a strong Associated Labels division with labels such as: Aquarius Records, Arts & Crafts, Curb Records, Marquis, Sanctuary Records Group, Sparks Music, Ultra Records, Upper Class Recordings and Warcon.

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