Pride Guide at Fairmont Hotels includes Lady In Red Launch Party, Fundraising Cocktails, and #ComeSleepWithUs Special Rates

Rainbow flags will fly high as diversity committees in Fairmont Hotels in Vancouver join forces to create a variety of events and offers for visitors over Vancouver PRIDE Festival that range from a Lady in Red Ball, fundraising cocktails, special culinary, and sleepover rates. Participating hotels in #fairmontpride include Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Vancouver Airport and Fairmont Waterfront with information at

Lady In Red Ball with Kendall Gender – The Pacific Ballroom at Hotel Vancouver – (Thursday, July 25 – 7pm to 10pm, $89).  Whether it pays homage to Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s renowned ghost or the drag queen superstar Kendall Gender, the Lady in Red Ball fundraiser will return and this year, takes place in the elegant Pacific Ballroom.  Celebrating love and diversity, the evening will be emceed by Kendall Gender, Fairmont PRIDE ambassador, and includes cirque performances by NZR Productions, music by Stephen Scaccia, and disc jockey Man About Town. The fundraiser also includes a silent auction and wine wall, canapés and a welcome cocktail.  Tickets, available at, are $89 with a $10 donation to Dr. Peter Aids Foundation.

Drink, Dine & Donate with PRIDE.  Special PRIDE cocktails are available for a month from July 5 through August 5 with $1 donated to Dr. Peter Aids Foundation.

It’s Butterfly Kisses in ARC at Fairmont Waterfront. Bright and bubbly, the libation is made with Prosecco, lemon juice, honey syrup from the hotel’s bees, and gin infused with butterfly pea flowers by Wayward Distillation House. Butterfly kisses are done with partners close together, eyes almost touching with eyelids fluttering – like being kissed by the delicate wings of a butterfly. Priced at $18.

  • The 1181 served in Jetside Bar at Fairmont Vancouver Airport gives a nod to the iconic Davie Village institution known for their inclusive welcoming vibe. Made with Empress gin, Fort Berens rose wine and lemon juice, the drink is shaken and served in a coup glass. Priced at $15.
  • In Notch8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, a Bear It All has been created.  Featuring Botanist gin and tonic, with gummy bears frozen in ice cubes, it’s garnished with a rainbow sugar belt and sells for $16.

Sugar Rainbows. At giovane café at Fairmont Pacific Rim, Rainbow Buns (a take on the renowned sugar buns) are stuffed with a rainbow cream filling and take centre stage. Available from July 5 through August 5, they can be pre-ordered and cost $7 each with $1 donated to Dr. Peter Aids.


Everyone Loves a Parade. Nearly 100 colleagues from the four Vancouver properties will walk alongside the Fairmont float in the PRIDE parade led by Kendall Gender, the hotels’ PRIDE ambassador.  “This is the second year we’ve been in the Parade but it’s our first float and we’re delighted family members were invited to join and will also be part of it,” says James Quinn, chair of Fairmont’s Regional Pride committee.


#ComeSleepWithUs. A special Love is Love Pride Package includes overnight accommodation with 10% off the best available rate, a $10 per night donation to Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, and a chef’s welcome amenity. Later in the summer, Fairmont Waterfront is the host hotel for the Vancouver Queer Fest in August, and is hosting Drags Benny on October 20th.

About Dr. Peter Aids Foundation
The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support innovative health care at the Dr. Peter Centre in Metro Vancouver. The Dr. Peter Centre is British Columbia’s only HIV day health program and 24-hour nursing care residence.

About Fairmont
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, grand public spaces, locally inspired cuisine and celebrated bars and lounges, Fairmont promises a special brand of thoughtful luxury that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 75 hotels, Fairmont also takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique and meaningful experiences in 4,800 hotels, resorts, and residences across 100 countries. |

Media release and images provided by Abbey Vogt, Fairmont Hotels.

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