Grand by Nature


A History of hospitality, architecture and guests


ISBN: 9782370741714 Category:


From the first pages, we are immersed into the history of the creation of Fairmont. Echoing the wonderful endeavor of railway, the flourishing of Fairmont palaces and Chateaux-hotels in North America results from a succesful combination between Luxury and Nature. The constant attention to surroundings hows Fairmont’s strong concern in sustainability and wildlife preservation.

Focusing on Architecture, the book presents the historic hotels along with the most recent yet iconic hotels ever built. Through architectural and design innovations, the Fairmont hotels managed throughout time to stand out in hospitality Architecture. Traveling from San Francisco to Singapore, one discovers the magnificent locations where Fairmont hotels stand across the world. While exploring the resorts built in heavenly places, one can only wonder at the unlimited solutions used by Fairmont to renew the typology.

Praised by international and prestigious guests, the Fairmont hotels has a long experience hosting royal members, actors, singers and politics. The book is illustrated with rare pictures of famous guests while staying at Fairmont hotels. The best of Fashion can be appreciated along with a real enthusiasm for themed balls and parties. This unique material reenacts the wonderful atmosphere that can only be experienced at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.

• Luxury hotels throughout the world
• Iconic architecture
• Historical guests

Starting with a foreword written by Fairmont ambassador and Award winning actress Susan Sarandon, this book celebrates the long history of Fairmont through three chapters (Origins, Architecture and Soul) and rich archival material. The book recreates the unique experience given to Fairmont’s customers and makes the reader part of its grand and stupendous history.

Accor Group is one of the world leading company in the hospitality industry.

Additional information

Weight 2472 g
Dimensions 26 x 33.4 cm
Publisher name Editions Skira Paris
Publication date 2 June 2022
Number of pages 328
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Claire Wrathall and Claire-Marie Angelini-Thiennot, Foreword by Susan Sarandon
Dimensions 26 x 33.4 cm
Weight 2472 g


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Claire Wrathall: An award-winning British journalist and travel writer, she began her career at Vogue, went on to work on the launch of Condé Nast Traveller, is a former editor of Art Quarterly and now writes for the Financial Times.

Claire-Marie Angelini-Thiennot: French Creative Director, writer, and world traveler, she has worked on cultural exhibitions and publishing projects involving various museums (the National Museum of China in Beijing, the MUMOK in Vienna, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, the Petit Palais in Paris and the Royal Library in Versailles) as well as luxury brands (Bulgari, Cartier, Moët Hennessy).