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Publish Date: 16-Nov-2015

Calgary, Alta Monday, November 16, 2015

Tonight, exclusive media and partners are invited to attend a festive cocktail celebration at Fairmont Palliser as the hotel debuts its second annual #PalliserTreeofHope for Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southern Alberta. Guests will enjoy the first peek as the pastry shop also unveils, after 100 hours of work, its new gingerbread lobby creation, a must-see for all Calgarians this season!  


This year, the undecorated Christmas tree will sit alongside the pastry shop’s gingerbread story, a ‘home-away-from-home’, just waiting to be filled with holiday joy. Fairmont Palliser colleagues and Ronald McDonald House families have been busy embellishing gingerbread ornaments with icing and candy that will go on sale starting tomorrow to help decorate the #PalliserTreeofHope. All proceeds from the ornament sales will support sick children and their families staying at the House. Every gingerbread ornament hung on the tree counts this year, whereas media guests will be invited to decorate an ornament tonight and help support this important cause.


WHO: Ronald McDonald House ambassador and Calgary Stampeder, Deron Mayo and exclusive media partners.  

WHAT: #PalliserTreeofHope  

WHERE: Lobby Lounge, Fairmont Palliser - 133-9th Avenue S.W.

WHEN: Monday, November 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. (unveiling photo-opp at 5:20 p.m.)  

WHY:  Capture campaign that creates holiday spirit as Fairmont Palliser turns moments into memories and gives hope to the community.  


ABOUT:  For a second year, Fairmont Palliser honours the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ initiative to support  Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southern Alberta with a #PalliserTreeofHope.  An undecorated Christmas Tree of Hope will be put on display in the hotel’s lobby with an  invite for guests and the local community to help decorate it to raise funds for this important cause.


There are two ways to get involved in the Community Christmas #PalliserTreeofHope campaign:


1.  CORPORATE:  With a minimum $100 donation, companies can donate their own ornament – or choose from the gingerbread ornaments decorated by Fairmont Palliser colleagues and families at Ronald McDonald House


2.   INDIVIDUAL: With a minimum $10 donation, guests and/or members of the community can select a gingerbread ornament decorated by Fairmont Palliser colleagues and families at Ronald McDonald House and hang it on the tree!


To show appreciation for all donations, CORPORATE names will be entered in to win a Weekend’s Stay on Fairmont Gold and INDIVIDUAL names will be entered in to win a Friday or Saturday Night’s Stay on Fairmont Gold! A ballot provided for each donation. Spots and ornaments are limited – so frolic to the chance! Draws for CORPORATE and INDIVDUAL donations will be made on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.


Media Opportunities:

Those wanting to arrange interviews with Ronald McDonald House representatives, Calgary Stampeder, Deon Mayo or Fairmont Palliser culinary team, can contact Fairmont Palliser, communications manager, Jacqueline Tyler, 403.669.6606 or  


About Fairmont Palliser:

Since 1914, the Fairmont Palliser has been Calgary’s premier address, the cornerstone of the city’s hospitality industry and a landmark building that is rich in history and architecture. The Fairmont Palliser has been the luxury Calgary hotel of choice to celebrate special occasions, and to welcome Royalty, celebrities, and visiting heads of states and nations from all around the world. For more information or reservations, please call 403-260-1289 or visit Become a fan of the Fairmont Palliser. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.


About Fairmont:

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic hotels in the world, including The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel company that operates more than 130 hotels and branded residential properties under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. For more information or reservations, please visit Become a fan of Fairmont. Follow us on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and For career information and opportunities, please visit


About Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta:

Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta is a compassionate, safe and affordable home away from home for out-of-town families whose children are receiving treatment in a local Calgary hospital. The purpose of Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta is to keep families together and provide a supportive environment while the family member is being treated for their illness. For more information, please visit or call 403-240-3000.