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Everything Is Coming Up Cherry Blossoms At The Fairmont Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the warmer weather quickly approaching, The Fairmont Washington, D.C. is ushering in spring with its signature Cherry Blossom Package. Available from March 29 through April 20, 2008, the Cherry Blossom Package offers overnight accommodations for two in a luxurious guestroom, complimentary valet parking and a box of assorted note cards featuring scenes of the capital’s monuments and Cherry Blossoms by celebrated Washington, D.C. photographer Jake McGuire.

A remarkable piece of D.C. history, the National Cherry Blossom Festival®, highlights the annual blooming of the thousands of cherry trees along the Tidal Basin and elsewhere in the Nation’s capital. The 2008 Festival will celebrate the 96th anniversary of 3,000 Yoshino cherry trees presented by the Mayor of Tokyo to the City of Washington as a “memorial of national friendship between the United States and Japan.”

This year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival® will be held Saturday, March 29 through Sunday, April 13, 2008. Rates for the Cherry Blossom Package start at $219 per night based on double occupancy and availability. This package is not applicable to group bookings of ten or more, nor able to be combined with other promotions or special rates. Rates do not include tax or gratuities.

For reservations, please call 202-429-2400 or toll free at 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.Fairmont.com.

Coinciding with the blooming throughout the city, the interior courtyard at the Fairmont Washington, D.C. flourishes with a variety of plants, trees and flowers indigenous to the area. The courtyard’s Istrian marble fountain is surrounded by flowering cherry trees, crepe myrtle trees, hydrangea, rhododendron and juniper bushes, all illuminated with a unique lighting system. Several colorful perennials and annuals including Mandevilla, Geraniums, Petunias, Begonias and New Guinea Impatiens brighten the view for guests. The Courtyard is a local favorite for weddings and other social events. Comfortable outdoor furniture offers al fresco dining in the serene botanic setting.

Located at 2401 M Street, NW, The Fairmont Washington, D.C. is convenient to the finest museums, theaters (including the Kennedy Center), shopping and dining. Close to two metro stations, it is five miles from Reagan National Airport and 33 miles from Dulles International Airport. At 415 rooms and luxury suites, The Fairmont Washington, D.C. offers a wealth of facilities while maintaining an air of tranquility insured through the design of intimate spaces, plenty of natural daylight, and a cascade of plants both inside and out.

About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
A leader in the global hospitality industry, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is an extraordinary collection of luxury hotels which includes iconic landmarks like The Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Monte Carlo and New York’s The Plaza. Fairmont hotels are one-of-a-kind properties where sophisticated travelers can discover culturally rich experiences that are authentic to the destination. Situated in some of the most exclusive and pristine areas in the world, Fairmont is committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program.

Fairmont’s portfolio includes over 50 distinctive hotels, with plans to develop over 20 new properties in the coming years in destinations as diverse as Beijing, Abu Dhabi and South Africa. Fairmont is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with over 80 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also owns Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties.

For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.