Fairmont Hotels & Resorts And Air Canada Celebrate Canada 150 With Launch Of "Après in the Air" Package Experience Canada's most sought after destinations with a once-in-a-lifetime luxury adventure

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2017 /CNW/ -- In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Air Canada have partnered to unveil an extraordinary new package, Après in the Air, a collection of offerings and experiences that provide unparalleled access and adventure at three of Fairmont's most iconic Canadian properties.

The 'Après in the Air' package includes a round trip for 58 people by private charter with Air Canada's all Business Class private charter service, Jetz, and stays at the iconic Fairmont Château Laurier, Fairmont Le Château Montebello and Fairmont Tremblant. The adventure begins with the transformation of the private jet into a rich, cozy Fairmont-inspired ski chalet, creating the ultimate "après ski" experience at 30,000 feet, and continues once wheels touch down in Canada.

Each Fairmont destination offers a bevy of memory-making winter activities and local experiences including dog sledding, ice skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, skiing, and curling. To highlight Fairmont's traditional Canadian heritage, inspired cuisine from notable Canadian chefs Louis Simard, Tim Wasylko, and Éric Beaupré is featured at each respective stop on the journey. Guests will also be able to enjoy luxurious pool and spa treatments at the world's largest log cabin, Fairmont Le Château Montebello; explore the scenic village at the foot of the mountain from Fairmont Tremblant; and feel instantly transported to a French château amidst the nation's capital at the landmark Fairmont Château Laurier.

"We're celebrating Canada's 150th birthday the best way we know how," said Jeff Doane, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, North & Central America, AccorHotels, parent company to Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. "The Après in the Air package will provide people from all over the world the unique opportunity to embrace this country's amazing Canadian heritage through outdoor activities, food and authentic experiences."  

To launch the Après in the Air package, Fairmont and Air Canada invited a select group of influencers including Blake Scott, Caila Quinn, Mark Dohner and Jordan Taylor Wright to take part in the world's first après ski experience at 30,000 feet. On Friday, January 27th, as guests boarded Air Canada's Jetz to begin their journey, they were greeted by former Bachelorette star and native Canadian Kaitlyn Bristowe. Following a celebration on board that included plush décor, acoustic performance by W Darling, Canadian wine and cheese tasting, and gifting of cold weather essentials from Roots, the group embarked on an activity-filled weekend of dog-sledding, skiing, curling, and more. Additional highlights included a Great Canadian Birthday Dinner at Fairmont Château Laurier, formal Heritage Dinner inspired by the late 19th century at Fairmont Le Château Montebello, and traditional Quebecois "Sugar Shack" dinner at Fairmont Tremblant.

Watch as they board the first 'Après in the Air' adventure and get a sneak peek into all the package has to offer here.

Available through December 31, 2017, the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Air Canada 'Après in the Air' package will begin at $300,000.

In addition, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has also launched the Travel North package, encouraging travel to Canada in honor of Canada 150. Also available through December 31, 2017, the package offers 15 percent off the daily rate, a $150 (CAD) hotel credit and 1,500 Aeroplan miles per stay (500 base + 1000 bonus).

All packages are subject to availability. Visit package pages online for full terms and conditions.

About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale's energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai's Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,500 of the finest private homes around the globe. For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com.

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About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2016 served more than 45 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 57 in the United States and 91 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America.  Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,330 airports in 192 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.  For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

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