Vintage Photo Series – Fairmont Château Laurier

On the 1st June, Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, now part of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, celebrated her 100th birthday.  Here are just a few of the amazing images taken in her youth.

The property opened its doors 1st June, 1912 with building costs totalling USD2 million and guestrooms priced at USD2 per night.

Originally scheduled to open on 26th April 1912, the opening was delayed when Charles Melville Hays, the visionary behind the hotel, perished on the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic.

Fairmont Château Laurier Centennial Packages:

  • The Century of Memories package offers a heritage gift card set to share with friends and family, a CAD 100 (GBP70*) Dining Credit, an overnight stay in Ottawa’s famed castle and a special 100th anniversary welcome amenity upon arrival.  This package is available from CAD 335 (GBP220*) per night, based on double occupancy.
  • To celebrate a century of offering Afternoon Tea to guests from around the world, the hotel is also offering a tea menu fit for a Queen.  The Centennial Tea Package includes an overnight stay and a special centennial afternoon tea for two served in Zoé’s Lounge.  Rates for this package start from CAD 299 (GBP190*) per night based on double occupancy.

Contributor:  Alexandra Pinhorn

* 1 CAD = GBP0.63

Fairmont Château Laurier is part of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts which is a client of Magellan PR.  For more information, please visit, follow them on twitter @FairmontHotels or on Facebook/Fairmont Hotels.  Their community website is Follow Fairmont Château Laurier on twitter @FairmontLaurier and on Facebook/FairmontChateauLaurier.

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