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February 27, 2012 10:53 ET

Romance Through the Ages-Fairmont Launches Greatest Love Story Photo Contest to Win a Trip to the London Movie Premiere of TITANIC in 3D

- Exciting Prizes Include Tickets to the Premiere of TITANIC in 3D, a Stay at London's Savoy and More -

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2012) -

Attention: Lifestyle and Feature Editors

Valentine's Day may have come and gone, but no matter, love is always in the air at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. In celebration of the countless affairs of the heart that have taken place at its storied collection of luxury hotels over the last century, Fairmont has introduced its Greatest Love Story Photo Contest. The contest is being housed on the brand's Everyone's An Original site and Facebook page and features fantastic prizing from romantic escapes to Fairmont locales to gift certificates and more.

Between now and April 27, 2012, Fairmont guests and travelers alike are being encouraged to share a photo that best captures a special moment that they've shared with a loved one over the years. From larger-than-life proposals and cherished honeymoon memories to simple, but unforgettable highlights enjoyed with that a special someone, guests need only to submit an image or photograph that best exemplifies love.

Adding additional excitement to the contest, to commemorate the April 4 release of TITANIC in 3D in theatres, Fairmont is offering an Early Bird Prize that will send one lucky couple to the movie's premiere. All entries received by March 9, 2012 will have a chance at winning the Early Bird Prize, which also includes return airfare and three nights of luxurious accommodation at the recently restored The Savoy, a Fairmont managed hotel in London.

For full contest details, terms and conditions and/or to enter, travelers can visit everyonesanoriginal.com, facebook.com/fairmonthotels, or fairmont.com/titanic. All photo entries received by March 9, 2012 will qualify for the Early Bird Prize. All entries received by April 27, 2012 (excluding the Early Bird Prize winner) will have a chance at winning a Grand Prize, First Place Prize and Second Place Prize. Once all contest entries have been received, Fairmont and its sponsors will narrow the submissions to a list of Top 20 photos. Guests will then be invited to vote for their favorite entry from this selected group during a short voting period with the top rated photos winning the prizing.

A Century's Worth of Love!

Coinciding with the Greatest Love Story Photo Contest and the 100th anniversary of Titanic, Fairmont is also excited that two of its most notable hotels will be hosting celebrations throughout the year as they mark centennial milestones in 2012. Ottawa's famed castle, Fairmont Château Laurier, opened its doors June 1, 1912. Originally slated to start welcoming guests on April 26, 1912, the opening was delayed when Charles Melville Hays, the visionary behind the hotel, died on the Titanic while returning from business meetings in England. Since then, this legendary château has hosted heads of state, celebrities, dignitaries and guests from around the world and has often been dubbed "the third chamber of Parliament" because of the politicians who regularly roam its corridors. In Boston, The Fairmont Copley Plaza has been a landmark in Back Bay's Copley Square for almost a century and is one of the city's premier social destinations. In 1912 Mayor of Boston John F. "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, President Kennedy's grandfather, presided over a reception of more than 1,000 guests to open the hotel. Nearly every U.S. President since Taft has stayed at the hotel, while many foreign dignitaries, royalty and countless celebrities have also graced the halls. For more information on each hotel's centennial festivities, special offers and more, please visit fairmont.com/titanic.

Bring a New Love Story to Life

Celebrate a cherished romance or a new flame by creating lasting, loving memories with a romantic getaway. Whether loves' flames are fanned at a tropical resort or vibrant city center, Fairmont has a host of signature packages and other romantic offers available for a truly remarkable experience. Just visit fairmont.com and use the site's Package Finder, which will let romantics discover the experience that best suits their passions and help set the stage in bringing love to life. For those who still can't decide, make the easy call and opt for one of Fairmont's Bed & Breakfast packages which pair elegant accommodations with mouthwatering cuisine.

Fairmont is "Famous" When it Comes to Amour

Fairmont is "the" place for special occasions, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. And we're not the only ones who think so! Since silent pictures first brought stories to life through film, movies stars and celebrities have checked-in over the years, making Fairmont the preferred locale for their romantic rendezvous. Charlie Chaplin's romantic interlude with Paulette Goddard took them to Shanghai and Fairmont Peace Hotel while Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks "held hands everywhere they went" according to a letter home from one of the summer staff at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Elizabeth Taylor spent part of her first honeymoon at The Savoy with bridegroom Nicky Hilton, while Liz and Richard Burton chose Boston's The Fairmont Copley Plaza for their second honeymoon. Vivien Leigh was first introduced to Laurence Olivier in the Savoy Grill while power couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones entered into wedded bliss at The Plaza in New York, confirming that Fairmont properties provide engaging backdrops for all sorts of romantic encounters, past and future.

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which will arrive in destinations as diverse as Jaipur, Kyiv and Manila in 2012, is a celebrated collection of more than 60 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York, and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The luxury brand's distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication, warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also recognized internationally for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded estates and luxury private residences. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit fairmont.com.

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