$1,000 sponsors one student for an entire academic school year.
Enjoy a seven-night stay in a suite including daily breakfast in the dining room for two. Select from the following properties subject to availability. Stay at one or more.
Fairmont Orchid Kohala Coast (1,050 square foot One-Bedroom Garden View Suite King) This AAA 4-diamond resort was also named Golf Digest's Editor's Choice as the #1 rated golf resort in Hawaii. Inspired by culture, well-being and genuine aloha, Fairmont Orchid is a luxury Hawaii Island resort and spa beautifully located on the majestic Kohala Coast. Immerse yourself in an authentic Big Island vacation experience, surrounded by 32 oceanfront acres of lush tropical gardens, cascading waterfalls and a tranquil white sand beach and lagoon.
Fairmont Austin (820-1,025 square foot Parkview one-bedroom suite king or signature one-bedroom suite) This new hotel just opened in 2018 and features a towering icon within a vibrant Central Business District. Fairmont Austin is uniquely located amid the lush greenery of Palm Park and Waller Creek and directly connected to the Austin Convention Center. The newly opened 37-story luxury hotel features 1,048 richly appointed guest rooms and suites with picturesque vistas of Lady Bird Lake, a dramatic cityscape and the State Capitol. Blackout dates: October 21 to 24, 2021 - October 20 to 23, 2022.
The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston (800-1,020 square feet One Bedroom Suite King) The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston has been AAA 4-diamond rated for 24 consecutive years. This luxury downtown Boston landmark hotel has been a symbol of the city's rich history and elegance since its gala opening in 1912. Centrally located in Boston's historic Back Bay, Fairmont Copley Plaza sits steps away from the Boston Public Library, historic Beacon Hill, and the Freedom Trail. Our historic landmark Back Bay hotel is a luxury four-diamond property located only a few blocks from the Hynes Convention Center, Copley Place Mall and the boutiques of Newbury Street. (blackout dates: April 17 to 21, 2021).
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (850-924 square foot Casita Suite) Celebrating 27 consecutive years of AAA/CAA Five Diamond Service. Proud to be the longest running AAA Five Diamond resort in Arizona. The AAA Five Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess provides the perfect setting to enjoy al fresco living in the blooming Sonoran Desert. As with the Native American tradition, you'll live in harmony with nature through vast open spaces, lushly landscaped grounds, regal Saguaro cacti and a burning orange sun sinking behind the majestic mountains that will inspire and energize you.
Fairmont Kea Lani Maui (860 square foot Fairmont, Garden View or Mountainside Suite) This property includes daily buffet breakfast for (2) featuring daily selection of island specialties and omelets made to order! Beautifully situated on Maui's Wailea coast, Fairmont Kea Lani is Hawaii's only all-suite and villa luxury oceanfront resort. Recently named Fairmont Hotels & Resorts' "Hotel of the Year", the resort embodies the genuine spirit of aloha and offers exceptional cultural, spa and dining experiences in a truly spectacular setting. (December 20-31 has limited availability and a seven-night stay required during this time period.)
Miramar Santa Monica CA (785 Square Foot Palisades Grand City View King Suite) Nestled on five expansive acres atop the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Miramar is Santa Monica’s premier address for locals and world travelers alike. From the beautiful lush grounds to the calm elegance of our guestrooms, suites and exclusive bungalows, this urban resort delivers an experience that can be found only at the Miramar. Their ten-story Ocean Tower reveals spectacular views of the Pacific and Santa Monica Beach.
Fairmont San Francisco (750 square foot Main Building Suite) World-renowned property presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. The grandeur of the best luxury hotel atop Nob Hill coupled with its reputation for impeccable service promises a truly memorable experience during your San Francisco stay. Fairmont San Francisco is the only spot in the City where each of the cable car lines meet.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler (800 square foot Valley View Suite) Naturally spectacular, Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort delivers an ideal setting combining classic elegance and a modern alpine setting, this award-winning Whistler hotel showcases exceptional dining and full resort amenities including a par 72, 18-hole Audubon-certified championship golf course. Escape to luxury on the doorstop of adventure at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Nestled at the foot of Blackcomb in one of North America's top ski resort and summer destinations, impeccable service, outstanding cuisine and accommodation define Fairmont Chateau Whistler. (Decemeber 21-January 4. Subject to minimum stay requirements.)
Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver (800 square foot Stanley Park View Suite King) Fairmont Pacific Rim, luxury, naturally inspired, sophisticated and contemporary featuring the best of the Pacific Rim in its plan, décor, and culinary offerings. Stylish rooms and unique suites integrate naturally inspired materials and state-of-the-art technology. Our Vancouver hotel is sure to impress with captivating views of the water and mountains. Note: this property has the following local blackout dates: (June 18-22).
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (750 square foot One Bedroom Suite) Hotel Vancouver is known as the 'Castle in the City’ and reflects timeless luxury and history of Vancouver. Holding a prime downtown location, we are minutes away from some of Vancouver's biggest attractions including Granville Island, Robson Street shopping, Stanley Park Seawall, Vancouver Aquarium, Gastown, Canada Place and Science World.
Fairmont Mayakoba Riviera Maya Mexico (915 square foot Signature Casitas Suite Located in Mexico on the stretch of the Caribbean coast known as Riviera Maya, Fairmont Mayakoba’s eco-friendly environment was designed to harmonize with the unspoiled tropical forest that encompasses 45 acres within a master-planned luxury community; it includes an 18-hole Greg Norman golf course, a Willow Stream spa, secluded beach, infinity-edge pools, nature trails and oversized rooms and suites.
Raffles Hainan Shanghai Fairmont Peace Hotel (1,841 square foot Premium Bay Suite) Raffles Hainan Shanghai Fairmont Peace Hotel -Hainan, China’s smallest province, is an island found in the southernmost part of China, just across the Gulf of Tonkin from Vietnam. With views that stretch out forever across crystalline Clearwater Bay, and a superb championship golf course just next door, Raffles Hainan is the perfect escape for those looking for an energetic escapade, or just simple, perfect rest and relaxation.
Raffles Shenzhen China (1,711 square foot Raffles Suite) Raffles Shenzhen is an urban oasis that occupies the top floors of the 72-story tower in the prestigious One Shenzhen Bay Office Building. Located in Nanshan District, Within walking distance to the Shenzhen Bay Port as well as close proximity to a number of shopping malls, headquarter offices, and the Shenzhen Bay Park, Raffles Shenzhen connects you to the best of the city while offering an escape from the noise and bustle.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal Cambodia (1,507 square foot Landmark Suite) Hotel Le Royal originally opened its grand doors in 1929 and reopened as Raffles Hotel Le Royal in 1997 after a sensitive extension and refurbishment. To protect this piece of Cambodia’s heritage, local artisans were commissioned to recreate painted ceilings, decorative beaten copper crests and outdoor sculptures.
Raffles Makati Philippines (1,292 square foot Executive Suite) This property is located in a prestigious development – a striking 30-floor masterpiece, home to three sophisticated addresses in one tower: Raffles Makati; Raffles Residences Makati, and Fairmont Makati. The design of Raffles Makati is contemporary, fusing the timeless quality of old world charm with new world sophistication. Every suite has large floor-to-ceiling windows and amazing views of the Makati cityscape.
Raffles Jakarta Indonesia (1,044 square foot Artist Suite) This property is located in the thriving capital city of Southeast Asia rich in its own culture, customs and traditions, a city that is always on the move. In the core of Jakarta, the golden triangle, comes a new destination for entrepreneurs and artists - Raffles Jakarta.
Raffles Istanbul Turkey (1,701-1,970 square foot Urban Suite) Located on the European side of the city in the Beşiktaş district, the hotel has excellent transport links to everywhere from the Old Town to the Bosphorus, allowing guests to fully experience everything Istanbul has to offer. This luxury hotel in Istanbul is a stunning vantage point for all that the city has to offer. With a wide range of contemporary art pieces set against striking modern architecture, the hotel is an oasis for well-travelled guests. Attached to the hotel is the luxury Zorlu Center, much like a modern bazaar, with upscale fashion brands as well as a performing arts center featuring world-class entertainment. Note: this property has the following local blackout dates: (June 1-10; August 7-17).
Raffles Europejski Warsaw Poland (871-990 square foot Grand Suite) Poland’s capital City, Warsaw is unique. With its diverse architecture, from restored Gothic to contemporary glass and steel, the vibrant city reflects its rich, tumultuous past and strong spirit. Raffles Europejski Warsaw is a legend in which you are invited to play a main role. Discover some of the lastest chapters in its history.
Hamburg Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Germany (807 square foot Lakefront Suite) The essence of what is understood to be a Grand Hotel in the European tradition offering an experience rich in spectacular historic charm and great luxury. Prominently located on the western side of the Inner Alster Lake shore in Germany.
Fairmont Monte Carlo (485 square foot Junior Suite Garden View) Monaco: a synonym for prestige. A place where the international elite gathers, a harbour for the most beautiful yachts, a prestigious destination, and home to some of the world’s most celebrated events including the Grand Prix and the Monaco Yacht Show. The Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel is a unique four-star luxury resort located in the heart of the Principality of Monaco in between the Mediterranean Sea and the legendary Monte-Carlo Casino. Nestled between Italy and France, on the Côte d'Azur, the Principality of Monaco offers guests more than 300 days of sunshine each year. (Blackout: May 20 through 23, 2021 - September 12 through 14, 2021 - May 26 through 29, 2022 - September 11 through 13, 2022)
Raffles Dubai (1,615-2,207 square foot Diplomatic or Landmark Suite) A part of Dubai, a place apart, Raffles Dubai is an oasis of calm and charm with an incredible sense of space, service and unforgettable style. Raffles Dubai occupies a pre-eminent position right on Sheikh Rashid Road, the premium business and shopping district located in the heart of Dubai. With year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls, fascinating heritage attractions and a thriving business community, Dubai receives millions of leisure and business visitors each year from around the world.
Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana Brazil (Opens September, 2019)-Front Ocean View Bedroom Suite (755 square feet)
You will witness an unforgettable experience at the Fairmont Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana, located in one of the most spectacular places in Rio de Janeiro, the Copacabana Beach, under the majestic gaze of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Inspired by the glamour carioca in the 1950's, this luxury hotel is an oasis. Steps from Ipanema beach, in Copacabana district you can find antique fairs and outdoor leisure options such as stand up paddle and surf. On sundays, General Osório square hosts the hippie fair, where you can find typical brazilian products.
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In our experience, real world auctions tied to Charitybuzz Live Bid lots are typically executed by our partners in a few common ways.
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The minimum processing and handling charge for this item is $14.95.
Getting your item - Items will either be shipped directly from Charitybuzz or from the item seller (Third Party) as indicated. Items shipping from Charitybuzz will be sent within five business days of payment settlement by the winning bidder. All third party items will be shipped within the times indicated on the lot page. Winning bidders should ensure the desired shipping address is provided to Charitybuzz within 24 hours after payment settlement. Charitybuzz will default to the shipping address listed on the winning bidder’s account unless otherwise notified. Please see FAQs for more information.
Items that require signature - Items with a sale price of $1,000 and above are typically shipped with signature required.
Tickets & Certificates - For hard copies of tickets and certificates, the minimum shipping, handling, and applicable insurance charge is $14.95. Tickets, certificates, and vouchers, unless otherwise specified, will be shipped via professional carrier with standard ground service. In some cases, tickets will be left at the venue's "Will Call" window under the winner's name. Merchandise is insured for the winning amount.
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Will Call Pickups - In some cases, tickets will be left at the venue’s “Will Call” window under the winner’s name. Winning bidders may be required to submit the names of attendees up to several weeks ahead of the event. A valid photo ID for each person listed at Will Call is often required. When available, Charitybuzz will attempt to provide an onsite point of contact, but makes no guarantee that this information will be available for any given lot. Will Call tickets are typically available at the Will Call window at least an hour before the event, unless otherwise specified. The Will Call window is usually located near the venue's main entrance.
After winning - Detailed redemption information will be emailed to the winning bidder. Redemption contact information will be emailed to the winning bidder within two business days of payment settlement by the winning bidder. The redemption contact will work with the winning bidder to fulfill the lot within the appearance times, time constraints, event dates or locations, and other particulars listed in the lot details.
Does your experience require tickets? - Tickets for experiences are shipped to the winner. Please see “How Shipping Works ” above for shipping details for tickets.
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During the experience - Specifics vary per lot. Work with your redemption contact to define the details before departing.
After the experience - Specifics vary per lot. All done with your experience? Let us know how it went.
Processing - The minimum processing fee for experiences is $9.95, unless otherwise excluded. For example, lots that include a buyer’s premium do not have this minimum processing fee of $9.95.
$1,000 sponsors one student for an entire academic school year.