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Book and host your next meeting with Accor hotels throughout North America by June 30, 2021 and enjoy exclusive benefits

March 17, 2021 (Banff, Alberta) – Over the years, various Accor hotels have hosted world-changing meetings and events. Whether it’s the signing of the UN Charter of Rights or a speech by first lady Michelle Obama to support her husband’s re-election, Accor properties across North America have helped facilitate small meetings that have led to memorable moments.

As many Americans look to get back to business this year, Accor is making it easier for intimate gatherings—corporate or personal—to happen with the new “Big Things Happen at Small Meetings” offer, available across the Group’s North American portfolio. For small meetings booked by June 30, 2021, planners receive flexible attrition until 30 days prior to arrival, flexible cancellation, and double ALL Meeting Planner Rewards Points.

In need of inspiration? Here’s a look back at some of the most memorable meetings that have taken place at Accor hotels over the years:

Classic in style and contemporary in spirit, Fairmont San Francisco has made history over the years (and continues to innovate in the modern age). Leaders and delegates from fifty nations descended upon San Francisco for the inaugural United Nations Conference on International Organization during the summer of 1945, at the original “Fairmont.”

In the spring of 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged the Bed-In for Peace from their bed at Fairmont Queen Elizabeth to rally the world to the cause of peace. The handsome suite high over downtown Montreal was where he recorded his first solo single, “Give Peace A Chance,” from the bed, which had been dragged to the windows overlooking Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral and Dorchester Blvd (now Blvd. Rene-Levesque).

On August 13, 1969, less than a month after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the historic first landing on the moon, they and fellow astronaut Michael Collins were guests at an official White House dinner hosted by President Nixon at the Los Angeles Century Plaza Hotel (now Fairmont Century Plaza) honoring the Apollo 11 astronauts. The first and only presidential dinner ever held outside the White House, the Los Angeles Times called it the “Dinner of the Century,” and the New York Times said it was “one of the largest, most prestigious, and most publicized state dinners in history.”


With grand spaces, expansive lobbies and outdoor venues, Accor is committed to keeping guests safe and well during their gatherings. To learn more about the extensive measures Accor is taking to safeguard, protect and care for their valued guests and employees, visit

To book the special limited time Big Things Happen at Small Meetings offer visit, With ALL Meeting Planner, guests earn points every time they organize an event. Not a member? Join now.

*Offer only valid for new bookings at participating hotels in North America. Offer must be mentioned at time of booking. Not valid in conjunction with citywide bookings, previously quoted, booked or held meetings or any other promotion or offer. Bookings must be made by June 30, 2021, must include a minimum of 10 rooms on peak night and event must be actualized by June 30, 2021 to take advantage of this offer. All bookings are subject to the hotel’s standard terms and conditions. Subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply. * For participating sbe brand hotels, Double ALL Meeting Planner Rewards will be replaced with a complimentary two night stay gift certificate.  Group must actualize a minimum of 20 room nights for the two night stay gift certificate to apply.



Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,000 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing luxury and premium brands, midscale and economy offerings, unique lifestyle concepts, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor also boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 300,000 team members worldwide. Over 65 million members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity.  Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States. For more information visit or follow Accor on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.


Lynn Henderson 
Regional Director, Public Relations 
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Canada’s Western Mountain Region

Casey Bachand
Communications Manager
Fairmont Banff Springs

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