Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon stars as the brand’s Global Ambassador
“Travel is truly one of the most unique unifiers and equalizers. The how, why, and where we travel is unimportant: the transcendent act of traveling - no matter how far - opens up the mind to diversity and inclusion that boldly drives society forward,” said Mansi Vagt, Vice President, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. “Experience The Grandest of Feelings celebrates just that and captures the essence of all things Fairmont no matter the destination - city center, island retreat, and everything in between. The overriding sensation is being in a place that has meaning and feeling.”
Directed by world-renowned director Nathalie Canguilhem, the campaign showcases five iconic locations: Montreux, Switzerland / Fairmont Le Montreux Palace; New York City / The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel; Alberta, Canada / Fairmont Banff Springs; British Columbia, Canada / Fairmont Hotel Vancouver; and the breathtaking landscapes of South Africa. A transformative voyage takes hold through pristine nature and grand elements - connecting places of historic beauty with modern sensibilities and the dreams of a new generation of travelers.
Academy Award winning actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Susan Sarandon stars in the role of global brand ambassador. With a remarkable film career and reputation of being authentic, caring and promoting positive change, she was a natural choice for Fairmont, having a shared spirit of adventure, timeless sophistication, empowering purpose, and a passion for thinking globally and acting locally. Fairmont also shares Ms. Sarandon’s commitment to environmental concerns, and her passion for exploration. Symbolically, she opens and closes the campaign, serving as a guide through the entire transformative journey.
Jean-Guilhem Lamberti, Chief Creative Officer, Accor, added: “Brands are never as strong as when they are true to their original vision. With this campaign, I wanted to go back to the brand’s origins and to express the awe and enchantment that one feels when entering a Fairmont hotel. The grandest of feelings call for the grandest of expressions: the mighty architecture of the hotels meets the most pristine awe-inspiring nature in an effortlessly artistic parallel. Nature invades the spaces of the hotels and vice-versa in a symbiotic and visually arresting style. It all seems very relevant in today’s environment as everyone is longing to set free on majestic journeys and rediscover the beauty and grandeur of our world.”
Fairmont’s pioneering approach to hospitality extends to its mission for preserving and protecting the landscapes it calls home. A remarkable 30 years ago, Fairmont became the first luxury hotel brand with a comprehensive and global sustainability program, that now forms part of Accor’s Planet 21 program. Safeguarding the planet’s star-studded skies, snow-capped mountains, treasured forests, and beyond blue waters so they remain spectacular is of the utmost importance to the entire Experience The Grandest of Feelings platform.
The campaign will debut in markets worldwide aimed at inspiring that collective curiosity that drives guests to journey in search of new surroundings: a new restaurant that transports them across the globe in one bite, a scenic view shared amongst strangers, an unexpected cultural experience that still proves how much we all have in common. Travel brings us all together and only Fairmont truly evokes those feelings of grandeur set amongst a determined purpose to preserving nature.
In the coming months, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts locations across the globe will also debut “The Grandest of Escapes Exclusively by Fairmont” offers that will bring to life the imagery and ethos of the creative through a series of exciting once-in-a-lifetime experiences.