Lets Hear It for the Boys…'Man'cations Surface at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

June 21, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Well known for their trailblazing ways over the last century, Hollywood and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, are at it once again with their latest discovery - 'Man'cations - the hottest new trend in travel. That's right, the day of the diva and gal-geared getaways has been shuffled to the side by men looking for a break (or some breathing space) from the home or the office. In Universal Pictures' new romantic comedy The Break-Up, Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston give this new catch phrase some street cred with Vince (aka Gary) stepping out with his boys for some testosterone fuelled fun. In real life, Fairmont offers up some unique ways for guys to hang out with a number of mancations guaranteed to please. These include:

·Party like a celebrity and bring your friends along for the ride with the Fairmont Copley Plaza's Entourage Package. With this experience, guys can treat themselves and three friends to a two-night stay in a two-bedroom suite, featuring private check-in and their very own concierge who will orchestrate their weekend from start to finish. The package also features daily breakfast in the hotel's swanky Fairmont Gold lounge, a champagne welcome amenity upon arrival, and a private table in the "Best Steakhouse in Boston" -the award-winning Oak Room - feasting on a four-course menu. Before heading out for a night on the town, the group can kick back and watch their very own take home copy of the Season I DVD of the HBO series, Entourage. Available through December 30, 2006, rates start at $3,000 USD.

·On July 28, 2006 The Fairmont Chicago will introduce Chicago's very first mancation. Partnering with wine and spirits producer Brown-Forman, the Fairmont Chicago Mancation includes a Woodford Reserve whiskey tasting led by master distiller, Chris Morris, a three-course steak dinner created by aria restaurant's executive chef, Noah Bekofsky, featuring wine pairings by Brown-Forman, and a post-dinner cocktail seminar in the new aria bar led by Brown Forman's CEO (Chief ENTERTAINING Officer) Tim Laird. The cost to attend this unique affair is $150 USD and includes both seminars, dinner, alcohol and a gift. Reservations are required and overnight accommodation rates start from $249 USD and include late checkout and a special "hair-of-the-dog" turndown amenity.

·Get your entire crew together and head out for some all-star treatment at the new MVP Room at the Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The quintessential spa escape for guys, the MVP Room includes plasma screens with wireless headsets, attractive leather and wood décor, the "Bentley" of multi-tasking massage beds, authentic spa treatment menus that are easy-to-understand, the latest issues of sports magazines and business journals and even tasty home-baked cookies (just don't tell mom). The perfect retreat after a full day on the nearby Tournament Players Club Stadium Course, host of the PGA's FBR Open, the spa is famous for their 60-minute Golf Performance Treatment Massage ($169 USD), which targets sore muscles after playing sports, exercising or having a stressful day.

·Gents who are little more metro than macho can take solace in the ultimate spa break at The Fairmont Royal York and the Elizabeth Milan Day Spa. This 'spa'lendid package includes one night of first-rate accommodation, full breakfast for two in EPIC or York's Kitchen, and one $100 Elizabeth Milan Day Spa certificate. Treatments designed specifically for men range from a Buff and Shine Manicure to a Gentleman's Facial. Available until December 31, 2006, rates start from $349 CDN (approximately $315 USD).

·Jack Nicklaus, Vijay Singh, John Daly and Stephen Ames called it home during the 2005 Telus Canadian Skins Game, now here's your chance. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler invites avid golfers to savor the same thrill of renowned golfing, four-diamond dining and luxurious lodging enjoyed by this famous foursome with the resort's Play Where the Pros Stay Package. The package includes accommodation at the resort plus two individual rounds of golf at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club. Valid from June 30 - September 24, 2006, rates start from $249 CDN ($225 USD) per person, per night. Armchair golf enthusiasts can also get into the swing of things with a similar star-studded group at The Fairmont Banff Springs, host of 2006 Skins event August 7 - 8. For more information, visit www.golfcanadaswest.com.

·A reverse on Hollywood heartthrob Mel Gibson's recent findings, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa has discovered what men really want -a mix of power and pampering. Cleverly crafted, the resort's Speed Meets Spa package marries these two elements to create one of the most sought after manly packages around. With this package, guests receive enrollment at the ESPN Russell Racing School's introductory three day driving course at Infineon Raceway, t hree nights accommodation, dinner for two at the Inn's handsome fine-dining restaurant, two 50-minute spa treatments, tasting for two at the Gloria Ferrer winery and a bottle of Sonoma Sparkling Wine upon arrival. Available until December 30, 2006, rates start at $3,595 USD for the entire three-night stay, based on double occupancy.

·The Land Rover Golf & Drive Package at Quebec's Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello gives a whole new meaning to a good "drive," taking golfers on an off-road adventure through a nature wonderland of more than 65,000 acres. This time golf balls aren't the only ones reaching summits, defying gravity and maneuvering field obstacles! This package, available May 1-October 17, 2006, begins at approximately $415 CDN ($375 USD) per night (two-night minimum required), and includes daily buffet breakfast, a two-hour Land Rover off-road lesson, and a round of golf for two on a course designed by legendary golf course architect Stanley Thompson.

·Got a look that's more barbarian than beefcake, a trip to Hollywood North may be the answer with The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver's Papparazzi Package, a dreamy departure for dads that combines macho manicures with muscle melting massages. The package features nightly accommodation in a Fairmont Gold room, a 60-minute relaxation massage, a Y-Spa Facial, and a Professional Men's Foot Care treatment all at the hotel's Absolute Spa, a Y-Spa for Men Shave Kit to maintain the refined look at home, and complimentary TaylorMade golf club rentals and limousine transportation to Westwood Plateau, Vancouver's definitive mountain golf experience. The Absolute Spa, located at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, is Canada's first-ever spa catering to men, even offering pedicure chairs complete with video games and computers to check on sports scores, stock prices and emails. R ates start from $2,165 CDN (1,959 USD) per person, per night.

*All packages unless noted otherwise are subject to availability, priced per room, per night, exclude taxes and are based on double occupancy. Prices in U.S. dollars based on current Canadian exchange rates. Packages may be booked by calling 1(800) 441-1414 or online.

Featuring a collection of fabled castles, secluded lodges, storied meeting places and modern retreats, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts opens the doors to some of the world's most celebrated addresses. With locations throughout eight countries, our 50 distinctive hotels - including The Fairmont San Francisco, The Fairmont Banff Springs and London's Savoy - promise travelers rich experiences and lasting memories in unparalleled settings. Committed to growing its portfolio of world-class hotels, Fairmont will soon reflag five hotels in Kenya and anticipates the 2007 re-opening of New York's famed Plaza Hotel. Future Fairmont Hotels & Resorts also include locations in Cairo, Turks & Caicos, Abu Dhabi and Dubai's Palm Island. Fairmont Hotels and Resorts owns and operates 120 hotels worldwide under the Fairmont, Raffles, Swissôtel and Delta brands. For more information or reservations, please call 1(800) 441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.