Daily Getaways Day 22 (Tuesday): Fairmont Hotel Packages in NYC and Hawaii

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I have loved the look of the Plaza Hotel in New York since seeing it in Home Alone 2 in the early 1990’s (perhaps the most memorable thing from that movie for me).  I was a kid, and that hotel looked to be the epitome of opulence.  When I lived in NYC, I never went into that hotel, in part because it was undergoing renovations for some of the time I was there, and it part because it looked like “too nice” of a place for an East Texan grad student like me to stroll into.  However, I would see it almost every time I would go to Southern portion of Central Park, and it never ceased to impress me.  While in reality it may still be too fancy of a place for a girl like me, that would no longer stop me from going through the front doors.  The only thing that might stop me now is the price tag.  😉  However, while not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, the hotel is available via the Daily Getaway Deals today for a price that I could almost afford.

Also available today is six nights at your choice of two Fairmont Hawaii Resorts: The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui or The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.  Both the Hawaii and New York packages include daily breakfast as well as taxes and fees for the hotel stay.  I have to admit, the photos used on the Daily Getaways site make me want to burn some airline miles and hop a plane to Hawaii!  There are very limited quantities of both packages available today.

Two Night Weekend Stay at the Plaza Hotel in NYC – $950 (15 available)

  • Receive two 1-night Ovation Rewards Certificates that can be used in combination for a 2-night stay, or for separate reservations. EACH certificate includes:
  • 1 night in a Plaza Room (Standard King category) at The Plaza, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, in New York City including applicable taxes. Single/double occupancy.
  • A continental buffet breakfast for two at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant (The Palm Court) or a la carte through The Palm Court or In-Room dining (maximum allowed per day, for 2 people is $125.00, including tax and gratuity. Certificate does not cover alcohol).
  • Each certificate (“Ovation Rewards” Certificate) is valid at The Plaza, a Fairmont Managed Hotel in New York City as noted on the front of the certificate. Specific hotel participation is subject to change without notice.
  • Ovation Rewards Certificates may not be valid where restricted by law.
  • Guest must guarantee reservations with a credit card and provide the Ovations Rewards Certificate number at time of reservation.
  • Guest must present and surrender Ovation Rewards certificate at time of check-in.
  • Ovation Rewards Certificates are not redeemable for cash and are void if sold for cash or other consideration.
  • Ovation Rewards Certificates are not replaceable if lost, stolen or destroyed.
  • Any tax liability, including disclosure, connected with receipt or use of this Ovation Rewards Certificate is the recipient’s responsibility.
  • Ovation Rewards Certificates are redeemable based on last-room availability in the room category indicated (some exceptions may apply). Some restrictions may apply to special event dates.
  • There is no expiration date for certificates.

The Plaza, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, has been a New York landmark since its opening in 1907. The hotel recently received AAA’s exclusive 5 Diamond Award, indicating that the beautiful setting is matched with exceptional service. The Plaza offers 282 well appointed rooms and suites and an unmatched location at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Central Park South.

Six Nights at The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui (an all-suites hotel) or The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii – $1750 (10 available):

  • What You Receive:  6 Ovation Rewards certificates each redeemable for a 1 night stay and breakfast for 2 at your choice of two Fairmont Hawaii Properties (Certificates may be combined for one use or used separately at guest’s discretion.)
  • Each Ovation Rewards Certificate is valid for 1 night in a standard room (at the Fairmont Orchid) or 1 night in a suite (at the Fairmont, Kea Lani), including applicable room taxes. Single/double occupancy
  • Each Ovation Rewards Certificate also includes full breakfast for two in the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant (excluding alcoholic beverages), and related taxes and gratuities.
  • At the Fairmont Orchid, breakfast includes the Signature Breakfast Buffet at the Orchid Court.
  • At the Fairmont Kea Lani, breakfast includes the buffet at the Kea Lani Restaurant or In-Room dining (max of $37.75 per person per day).
  • At the Fairmont Orchid, breakfast includes the Signature Breakfast Buffet at the Orchid Court. At the Fairmont Kea Lani, breakfast includes the buffet at the Kea Lani Restaurant or In-Room dining (max of $37.75 per person per day).
  • Ovation Rewards certificates may be used in combination with each other or for separate reservations.
  • Ovation Rewards are redeemable based on last-room availability in the room category indicated (some exceptions may apply). Some restrictions may apply to special event dates.
  • Guest must guarantee reservations with a credit card and provide the Ovations Rewards Certificate number at time of reservation.
  • Guest must present and surrender Ovation Rewards certificate at time of check-in.
  • Ovation Rewards Certificates are not redeemable for cash and are void if sold for cash or other consideration.
  • Ovation Rewards Certificates are not replaceable if lost, stolen or destroyed.
  • There is no expiration date for certificates.

The Fairmont Kea Lani, which recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation, is Mau’s only all-suite resort.  The oceanfront property features a full service spa, 3 swimming pools and 4 restaurants.  The AAA 4 Diamond rated Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii as one of the Big Island’s premier resorts.  The property is situated on 32 landscaped acres on the edge of a tranquil lagoon with a white sandy beach.

For the random dates in June that I selected, the Fairmont Kea Lani was going for over $600 per night for their “Moderate King Suite” (it is an all-suite hotel).  So, if that is at all representative of rates at this hotel, then nights for $262 each (with an Amex) is a steal!  A quick peak at TripAdvisor showed many reviews that start with “Best Ever” “Vacation of a Lifetime” or similar.  I think this is a deal that is probably pretty stellar when used at that hotel.  In fact, my husband is out of town today – he wouldn’t notice a $1575 charge on the Amex for at least a few days – right?!  There is no expiration date for the certificates and, with some exceptions, the certificates provide “last room availability”, so presumably they wouldn’t be too difficult to use.  Okay, now I really want to go to Maui!  Oh the occupational hazards of posting about the Daily Getaway deals….

The Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii showed rates of a little over $300 per night for some random dates in June, so possibly that hotel wouldn’t be quite as good of a redemption value for these certificates.  The random June weekend dates I selected at the Plaza hotel in New York came in at over $600 per night, so the $427 per night you would be paying with an Amex card for this deal is probably a pretty good value if you would like to stay at that hotel.

Okay, I’m seriously Maui obsessed now!  If you want to purchase one of these deals, head over to the Daily Getaways website today at 1PM Eastern.  Someone talk me off the ledge and tell me that the Fairmont Kea Lani isn’t worth visiting…….please!  😉

 

Comments

  1. @Anna, good to know. The Fairmont website kept erroring out and going too slow for me to check lots of dates, so that is helpful. I think the Maui deal is very solid, but obviously will save you varying amounts of cash depending on what time of year you go and what rates/discounts you could otherwise get.

  2. Well since you and I are both going for it , the Kea Lani one. Hope we both get it.
    I already have my free airline tickets booked for next March, just have not decided on a place to stay. Thanks again

    Wayne

  3. Totally forgot the Hawaii deal was today. I would do it, but… didn’t bring my Amex in my wallet today and probably should conserve at least some money until I have a job lined up after graduation. My wallet is my subconscious friend today. 😛

  4. I just came back from 2 weeks on Maui. While the Fairmont is beautiful, I wouldn’t really think of staying there. For one, the beach is rather small. For two, the rooms are fairly far from the beach. For three, many rooms have “parking lot views”….over which you can see the ocean, I suppose.

    There are much cheaper places with better locations, in my opinion, that have a condo.

    I suppose if you want a luxury property and don’t want to drive around much, it is good.

  5. ah shucks…it was in my cart and I still had 30 seconds before clicking the “Purchase” button and the website gave me an error once I did decide to click.

  6. Fairmont Kea Lani is DEFINITELY a nice hotel. We checked it out even though we stayed at the Four Seasons Maui. For that price, it’s a steal and a no brainer if you want a luxury hotel. Hell, that’s even cheaper than some regular hotels in Maui.

  7. @Chris, loved your trip reviews. Thanks!
    @Wayne, I didn’t go for it, but hope you got it! Sold out quickly
    @Scott, ha ha. I didn’t go for it either, but it sure did look nice.
    @Jonathan, thanks for the info! Jealous of your two weeks in Maui. 😉
    @DrSifu, oh no!
    @infamousdx, it did look like a heck of a deal. Maybe next year if they do the deal again. Not sure when I could fit in another trip right now. 😉

  8. We stayed at the Kea Lani on Ovation certificates (from CapitalOne) this Feb. and it’s an amazing hotel. I never pay more than $150/night for a hotel but would buy this in a heartbeat (if I hadn’t just been there). I don’t know what Asen is talking about, we didn’t spend a whole lot of time in our room. They offer free local shuttle, and free 1-hr Outrigger canoe rides, which are essentially whale watching trips. I could go on…
    I’m fairly certain that these are just Cat. C Ovation certificates, redeemable at a whole mess of other international properties. Kea Lani is probably the highest “value” redemption though.
    http://www.frhi.com/corporateincentives/ovationrewards/collections

  9. I struck out.. Back to the other side of the island, which I like better and The Whaler. No great loss

  10. I was lucky last yr to get them. Not so this yr. It’s just cat c certs n can be used for a bunch of properties. It books into fairmont suite, not the moderate one over looking parking in Maui. I’m using them during christmas when the rate is $900/night!

  11. yeah the kea lani is pretty nice..although it doesnt look like the the newest property..the pool is no where as nice as the grand wailea…

    I wonder if this deal will give you the suites with the jacuzzi on the lanais?

    just came back from maui although I was at the kea lani I didn’t stay there

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