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Fairmont Sells The Fairmont Glitter Bay in Barbados for Approximately $31 million, $620,000 Per Room


TORONTO, July 14, 2004 - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc.  ("FHR") (TSX/NYSE: FHR) today announced that it has sold The Fairmont Glitter Bay in Barbados to a group of investors for approximately $31 million, or $620,000 per room, resulting in an after tax gain of about $8 million. The new owners intend to renovate and develop the property. The resort continues to be managed by FHR as The Fairmont Glitter Bay.
"In 1998, we acquired our initial interest in The Fairmont Glitter Bay as part of the Princess Hotels transaction. The property's size, its need for renovation and the complicated ownership structure with privately-owned condominiums precipitated this sale," commented William R. Fatt, Chief Executive Officer of FHR. "We will maintain ownership of the recently renovated Fairmont Royal Pavilion on the fabled Gold Coast in Barbados as well as the adjacent block of undeveloped beach front land, which has significant future development potential."

FHR is one of North America's leading owner/operators of luxury hotels and resorts. FHR's managed portfolio consists of 82 luxury and first-class properties with more than 33,000 guestrooms in the 

 The Fairmont Glitter Bay
St. James, Barbados
United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Barbados and the United Arab Emirates. FHR owns Fairmont Hotels Inc., North America's largest luxury hotel management company, as measured by rooms under management, with 44 distinctive city center and resort hotels such as The Fairmont San Francisco, The Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. FHR also owns Delta Hotels, Canada's largest first-class hotel management company, which manages and franchises 38 city center and resort properties in Canada. In addition to hotel management, FHR holds real estate interests in 22 properties and an approximate 35% investment interest in Legacy Hotels Real Estate Investment Trust, which owns 24 properties.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc.

Also See: Fairmont Acquires the Outstanding 51% Ownership of The Fairmont Royal Pavilion and The Fairmont Glitter Bay in Barbados / Jan 2001
Four Seasons Opens the 242-room Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, B.C. / June 2004

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