Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a global chain of luxury hotels that operates 76 properties worldwide, with a strong presence in Canada.
The company originated from two hotel businesses established in the late 19th century, the Canadian Pacific Limited owned Canadian Pacific Hotels & Resorts, and Fairmont Hotels. In 1999, Canadian Pacific Hotels acquired a majority of the shares of Fairmont Hotels; with Canadian Pacific later renaming its entire hotels division as Fairmont Hotels and Resorts in 2001. Shortly after the hotel division was renamed, Canadian Pacific Limited was split into several smaller companies in a starburst move, with Fairmont becoming an separately-traded company.
In 2006, Fairmont was acquired by Colony Capital, who subsequently entered into a joint partnership with the Kingdom Holding Company; consolidating Fairmont with their other hotel brands, Raffles and Swissôtel to form Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. Fairmont became a subsidiary of AccorHotels in 2016, after the sale of FHRI to AccorHotels was completed.