Random House, Kobo, and Fairmont Hotels are coming to the rescue of travelers who forgot to bring a book on vacation. Ten Fairmont hotels in the U.S. and Canada will have Kobo eReaders available for guests staying on Fairmont Gold, an exclusive “hotel within the hotel” that offers special perks. The Kobo eReaders will be loaded with new and bestselling Random House titles by Bret Easton Ellis, Sophie Kinsella, Alexander McCall Smith, and other authors. Upon returning the Kobo eReader, guests will receive an offer for $2 off select Random House titles redeemable at www.kobobooks.com/randomhouse.
Kobo CEO Michael Serbinis said, “Travelers are a great fit for the Kobo offering and a group that is eager to engage in e-reading. We know that travelers do not want to carry heavy books in their luggage, and vacations provide the perfect time to relax and catch up on reading. This partnership allows Kobo to expand our reach and offer our service to an important segment of our customer base.”
In addition to the Random House library, Fairmont guests can purchase books from Kobo’s e-bookstore.
The Kobo eReader is available at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec, Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottowa, Fairmont Turnberry Isle in Florida, The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, and The Plaza (which Fairmont manages) in New York City.