At Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza, those who checked out on Earth Day received packets of flowers—and colleagues in the cafeteria also got the same flowery treatment. And other Fairmont hotels celebrated in their own ways. A few examples:
• At the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma, Calif., guests were invited to soak in geothermal mineral pools, enjoy a locally-sourced Farm to Fork meal, and go for a docent-led hike.
• Colleagues at Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Whistler
B.C., Canada, planned to participate in a garbage pickup day, called "Pitch-In Day in Whistler," on Saturday April 25 to clean up debris that appeared after the winter snow melted.
• Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, launched a new Rainbow Roll at The RawBar for Earth Day that features 15 sustainable seafood items. Each piece of the roll is handcrafted and celebrates The RawBar’s commitment to 100 percent Ocean Wise sushi.
• All four of the Fairmont properties in Vancouver planned to participate in a regional Great Canadian Shoreline clean up around the sea wall in Coal Harbour on April 27.
• The Fairmont Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada, participated in the Downtown Biz clean up with the hotel sustainability team.
• Fairmont Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico, was recognized by TripAdvisor as a Platinum Eco-Leader. The Platinum recognition is the highest level awarded by TripAdvisor. On property, children learned how to make animals using recycled materials at the Discovery Club; and the on-property boat tours highlighted the green practices that take place every day at Fairmont Mayakoba, with the Tatich-Ha (Mayan word for Capitan) giving tips on how guests can, with simple everyday actions, make a difference (recycling, taking care of endemic flora and fauna, etc.).
• In California, Fairmont San Jose’s sustainability team organized a park clean up on April 24, 2015 in honor of Earth Day. Employees plan to clean and beautify the neighboring Guadalupe River.