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Head to the Fairmont Chateau Laurier's 100th anniversary celebration
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Wednesday, 07 March 2012 09:52
Something thrilling is happening in Canada's capital city that will celebrate a centennial stronghold within this exciting locale. The iconic Fairmont Chateau Laurier, which overlooks the Rideau Canal, will host its 100th birthday this June 1, accompanied by a series of fun and exciting events that guests to the city will not want to miss.
On June 1, 1912, the elegant Fairmont in Ottawa opened its doors to the public for the first time. Setting the standard for style and service in the city, these accommodations were unrivalled in their offerings. Throughout the past century, many famous dignitaries and celebrities have graced the site's guest rooms and halls, giving the hotel a reputation as one of the best places to stay in the area.
Nowadays, the hotel remains a hub of activity in the city, offering guests superior amenities and hosting top-notch events. It has hosted an array of conventions, as well as some romantic weddings held right inside the beautiful ballroom, complete with a chandelier and grand piano.
If travellers are taking tours of Ottawa and happen to be in the region around the time of the anniversary, they may want to plan on staying at the hotel, having a meal in its dining facilities or simply popping into the lobby to be a part of history. Chefs will prepare a special menu that will feature items enjoyed on the Titanic, the sinking of which caused the demise of the hotel's original owner. There will also be an exclusive Centennial tea service starting April 26th that will be available at Zoe's Lounge throughout the rest of the year.
This Fairmont in Ottawa also shares a birthday with another famous hotel owned by the Fairmont company - The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts. All of the excitement surrounding the anniversaries of these prestigious accommodations can make for an amazing holiday in either of these cities. Guests may want to check out the special packages presented during this anniversary time, which include benefits like Centennial amenities, dining certificates and heritage gift card stationery to share with loved ones back home.