Today Only: Discounted Fairmont Stays In Hawaii & Scottsdale

Daily Getaways is back this year, which is a five week promotion intended to support US tourism. It offers opportunities to purchase discounted hotel points and travel packages.

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I’ve shared my initial thoughts on the packages for sale, including the offers for weeks one and two, and then separately the offers for weeks three, four, and five. Daily Getaways packages go on sale at 1PM ET every weekday, and the more popular packages sell out very quickly, so you’ll want to be fast, if interested.

Today at 1PM ET Daily Getaways will be selling discounted Fairmont vacation packages for stays in Hawaii and Scottsdale. Here are the details of the two types of packages:

6 Nights In Hawaii Fairmont For $1,800

Through this offer you’ll receive six Ovation Rewards certificates, each redeemable for a one night stay and breakfast for two at your choice of two Fairmont Hawaii properties (The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui or the The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii). The certificates don’t expire, and can be split up, meaning you don’t have to stay six nights at once. You can make six one night stays, two three night stays, etc.

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So you’re basically paying $300 per night including breakfast for a stay here. When purchasing these certificates you also don’t have to pay taxes and fees. To compare this to the revenue rates, in the off season you can get rates here starting at $322+ per night on a pre-paid rate not including breakfast or the ~13%+ tax. So even then you’ll save a lot by buying this package.

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In the high season prepaid rates are $500+ per night, while flexible rates are $600+ per night. Those rates also don’t include breakfast, or the taxes and fees, So you’re getting over half off under those conditions.

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So the savings are huge, assuming you have the desire to stay at one or both of the hotels for six nights.

3 Nights At Fairmont Scottsdale For $610

Through this offer you’ll receive three Ovation Rewards certificates, each redeemable for a one night stay and breakfast for two at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The certificates don’t expire, and can be split up, meaning you don’t have to stay all three nights at once.

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So you’re basically paying ~$203 per night including breakfast for a stay here. In the slowest season imaginable (mid-August, when it’s painfully hot) this hotel starts at ~$150 per night. By the time you factor in taxes, fees, and breakfast, you’re already coming out ahead under this package deal.

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In the high season rates are $100-150 per night higher, which isn’t as drastic of a difference as in Hawaii.

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Ultimately the savings at this property aren’t quite as big, though there are still certainly deals to be had for someone who likes this property.

Bottom line

As is the case with most Daily Getaways offerings, this is definitely a niche deal. If you’re someone who likes Hawaii and/or Scottsdale, these could represent huge savings off the retail prices of these hotels. In general the savings seem to be higher for the Hawaii properties than the Scottsdale one. And you can’t beat that the one in Maui is an all suite property, as it’s nice to have a big room on vacation.

There are only a total of 20 packages available, so if you’re interested you’ll want to be ready to pull the trigger at 1PM ET today…

Comments

  1. Hi Lucky,

    You can stay at any Fairmont property with these certificates as long as they are in the same category. Fairmont Scottsdale for instance is Ovation Category B…so I am using them at St Andrews in Scotland. This makes them even more flexible.

  2. is “R”‘ correct about redeeming at other properties? the fine print says “Three Ovations Rewards Certificates each redeemable for a 1 night stay and breakfast for 2 at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona”

  3. Stayed at the Fairmont Orchid in the Big Island last summer with my family and the property is simply stunning. I would definitely go back.

  4. I stayed at both the Orchid and Kea Lani for 5 nights each last summer. They are both great, but pretty different vibes. The Orchid is a little more laid-back and has a great layout; I had no complaints, but maybe not a real “luxury” property for some. The location is not great, mostly resorts in a lava field area, very barren and pretty shocking when you drive in from the nearby airport. We were upgraded to a partial ocean view suite so the Kea Lani suites were actually not as nice in comparison.

    Kea Lani is more “upscale” and I think caters to LA types more than the Orchid. Not my cup of tea. Also Kea Lani has a kids pool that is a nightmare (if you don’t have kids or your kids are older teenagers like mine). There is more competition for seating, very little in the shade, and overall a less relaxing place.

    I think the beach is nicer and more interesting at the Orchid- we saw many sea turtles snorkeling just off shore, and a huge manta ray feeding a few feet of of shore at night.

    Wailea is a much nicer location than where the Orchid is. Although Lava Lava Beach club on the Big Island is nearby the Orchid and one of my favorite outdoor restaurant experiences ever (the food is not amazing).

    Kea Lani is very close to the Makena area which has great beaches and decent snorkeling.

    The Big Island has Kaaloa’s Super J’s (best Lau Lau on earth) on the way to Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, a great day trip from the Orchid.

    Maui has Mama’s Fish House.

    Why choose? Spend 3 nights at each! This is a great deal.

  5. Yes, “R” is absolutely correct. I have certificates from previous years. I used the “Hawaii” package certificates on a stay at the Fairmont Le Montreux in Switzerland. I have unused certs still sitting at home, there is no mention of Scottsdale or Hawaii on any one I have purchased each of the last 2 years. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to link, but here is the page for what hotel is in what collection. Note Swissotels are included in the collections but are not Fairmont properties (you can’t use credit card upgrades and such).

    https://www.frhi.com/corporateincentives/ovationrewards/collections

  6. Hit reload at 1PM, all 10 were already “reserved”. May need to look into purchasing a server at Daily Getaway’s colo for some High-Frequency clicking.

  7. 4 of us were in immediately upon launch and all of us refreshed hundreds of times while the 10 were in the queue. None of us got a hold of one. Don’t give when the queue is full though because I picked up the MGM package last year after someone dropped out of the queue.

    C’est la vie.

  8. It’s too good of a deal, especially if you can use the certificates at any category C property.

    I guess I’ll just have to use the money that I get paid to do my job to pay for future Fairmont stays.

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