Beyond LIMITS is an exciting series of one-of-a-kind events taking place exclusively at flagship Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Accor Live Limitless Hotels (ALL) throughout North and Central America. These events elevate it to a full luxury experience. a new level of exuberant and immersive activities that bring something unexpected to the destination or hotel.
“When anyone and everyone in the travel space says ‘luxury,’ the term loses its true value as a point of exclusivity and differentiation. So we asked the question, ‘How can we bring to life the luxury experience, what it means to truly go above and beyond expectations, in a way that ALL our Fairmont guests and members deserve infinitely?'” said Jeff Doane, chief commercial officer. Accor North and Central American officer.
“With ‘Beyond LIMITS’, we are able to redefine luxury, challenging the rules of what is expected. We pushed ourselves and our team to go beyond anything we’ve done before, and the result is a collection of highly inventive and exclusive experiences that truly have to be seen to be believed. This is ‘BEYOND THE BORDER’”.
I attended the first Beyond LIMITS event, Tea Noir at the Fairmont Olympic in Seattle, Washington as part of a press trip. I can confirm that it was an over-the-top event and lives up to the expectations of Beyond LIMITS. See number 8 below for more information.
Pro Tip: Bookings are essential for these exclusive limited events. Some have only 10 tickets per night. Tickets for the Tea Noir event I attended in Seattle sold out in less than a week with almost no publicity.
1. Symphony in a Cenote
Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico
One of the Riviera Maya’s famous limestone caves, known as cenotes, will be transformed into a stunning candle-lit concert hall. Symphony in a Cenote night begins with dinner at the hotel’s La Laguna. Then follow the candlelit walkways to an underground cave where a unique luxury experience awaits. Serve champagne and themed cocktails before the symphony begins. Take in the magic of the candle space as the master plays the first notes. An unforgettable musical journey in a space considered sacred by Mayan culture.
2. Underwater ballet in Pauoa Bay
Fairmont Orchid, Waimea, Hawaii
Using snuba equipment, guests will enjoy the Pauoa Bay Underwater Ballet from a magical underwater world. This mesmerizing performance is something that very few people have experienced live. This event is in the planning stages, so check back on the Beyond LIMITS website for more information.
3. Vertical Stage
Fairmont Century Plaza, Los Angeles, California
Fairmont Century Plaza transforms into The Vertical Stage for this event. Relax under the stars while sipping cocktails. The famous 19-story moon-shaped hotel on the square is the perfect setting for this event. Dance troupe BANDALOOP uses climbing technology to create one of the most interesting performances you’ll ever see. Dancing across the sky, the BANDALOOP performance celebrates the architecture of the building they are performing in. “They say what we do is defying death. I would say it’s about affirming life,” said Amelia Rudolph, founder.
4. Fire and ice
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Alberta
A small cottage a kilometer from nowhere on the shores of frozen Lake Louise is the site of Fire & Ice. In the middle of this winter wonderland of snow, enjoy Japanese style Robatayaki cooking over wood embers. East meets west as you sip sake and enjoy this feast of wagyu beef and fresh seafood before your eyes. The outdoor ice contrasts with the wood fire as you enjoy this culinary experience.
5. High O2
Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta
For this unique event, pun intended, the company is transforming an iconic mountaintop bistro into an oxygen bar. The Canadian Rockies are known for their clean mountain air and the Haute O2 event highlights this natural feature. Depart the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, known as the “Castle of the Rockies,” in a vintage open-top coach to North America’s most famous chairlift. Climb to an elevation of over 7,000 feet to the newly designated oxygen bar. Limited to 8 guests, refresh mind and body with oxygenated cocktails and bites, aromatherapy, vinyasa flow yoga and a breath of fresh mountain air.
6. The enchanted forest
Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver, British Columbia
The Fairmont Waterfront is transforming its rooftop garden into an enchanted forest for this event. Celebrate British Columbia’s lush natural beauty from this terrace filled with sprawling trees and stunning views of downtown Vancouver and the harbor. Listen to a private orchestra performance while sipping cocktails. Expect magical surprises throughout the evening.
7. Après Scottsdale
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, Arizona
Indulge in luxurious Chateau Champagne, an exclusive winter wonderland at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’ Après Scottsdale. Relax around private fire pits while enjoying live acoustic entertainment and spectacular views of the lagoon light. Cut gourmet bites and bubbles. It also includes the activities of the Christmas Princess, an annual event that visitors and locals visit year after year.
8. Tea Noir
Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle, Washington
Celebrate the Pacific Northwest’s long history of vibrant tea culture with a Tea Noir experience. Enjoy an enchanting evening with a playful dark twist on high tea. Enjoy unique craft cocktails infused with LOT 35 teas. Enjoy a tea tower with these delicious treats, Cheese and Chive Sandwich with Veggie Jam and Homemade Smoked Butter, Washington State Oysters and Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms with Organic Egyptian Chamomile, Revitalize Tea Smoked Duck Breast Sandwich with Herb Roasted Carrots and Stone Fruit Pickle. , creamy Earl Gray tea pannacotta, airy lavender chocolate, sponge cake, toasted honey streusel and a green tea macaroon. At the Tea Noir event I attended, the cheesecake and chive cakes were a masterpiece of culinary perfection. I’m still dreaming about how wonderful they were.
Pro Tip: Keep checking back on the Beyond LIMITS website as more events will be added throughout the year. Future events include skiing with an Olympian at Fairmont Chateau Whistler, a private cave dinner in Barbados with Fairmont Royal Pavilion, attending the International Emmy Awards with Sofitel New York or a spa day in the Puerto Rican jungle with Fairmont El San. Hotel Juan