• Fairmont Chicago Donates to Acapulco, Mexico

    POSTED November 6, 2013

    The efforts raised a total of $45,000 with everyone from Fairmont Chicago employees to hotel owners contributing. 

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park recently initiated a fundraising effort among colleagues and business partners in response to the floods and mudslides in Acapulco, Mexico. The flooding killed at least 55 people and additionally caused thousands to be stranded and homeless, including 210 colleagues from Fairmont properties.

The efforts, led by Mark Huntley, regional vice president and general manager, raised a total of $45,000 with everyone from Fairmont Chicago employees to hotel owners contributing. The Fairmont family and business partners donated a variety of gifts including airline vouchers, Target gift cards and a year’s supply of Panera Bread bagels. Vacation packages were auctioned off during silent and live auctions, Fairmont Chicago hosted a hotel-wide Zumba class with a suggested donation of $5, and Aria restaurant and bar donated $6 from each margarita sold during the month of October.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has more than 65 properties around the globe and through the Sustainability Partnership program Fairmont balances the company’s economic, environmental and social priorities while providing the framework for responsible hotel operations. 

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom. 


Anchorage is a city like none other—making it a popular choice for hosting meetings and events.

Through the tall windows of the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, meeting attendees can gaze out toward Cook Inlet, which stretches all the way to the Gulf of Alaska and toward mountains—some snow-capped—representing several ranges. They may even see an eagle fly by or see one of the 1,500 moose that are said to roam Alaska’s largest city. It’s easy to see why it’s said that Anchorage is a city like none other in the United States.


In early March, Meeting Professionals International released a statement regarding the invasion of Ukraine: 

“In a show of support for the people of Ukraine, MPI will immediately suspend business with all companies in Russia. In addition, any plans to formalize a chapter in Russia will be paused….We remain concerned for the well-being of our community and our MPI members in Russia and Ukraine who were already seeking to climb out of the shadow of this pandemic and are now experiencing these unprecedented challenges.”