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Meet Megan van der Baars, Fairmont Royal York’s Public Relations Coordinator. Megan is proud to work for a hotel that not only allows her to bring the Fairmont brand to life but also encourages her to curate unique and memorable moments for special guests, while giving back to the community. As Committee Head of Planet 21, acting for positive hospitality, Megan brings joy to remarkable children each year through her partnership with Children’s Wish Foundation. This year, Megan spearheaded a new fund raising initiative known as The Wishing Wall. By auctioning off the hotel’s Front Street window displays to local partners and business, she helped raised over $15,000 for this worthy organization, granting 12 children their most heartfelt wish. Throughout the course of this event, Megan developed special friendships with the children themselves, as well as their families and took it upon herself to ensure each family had a memorable experience at the hotel.

“Seeing such excitement on the children’s faces, while the families thanked Fairmont Royal York and Children’s Wish Foundation with such gratitude is something I will truly never forget.”

Megan’s passion for creating personalized experiences and building relationships is only surpassed by the enormity of her heart. She is a true “heartist”, as we refer it to in our hotel, and she is committed to ensuring each guest is felt welcomed and leaves with a lasting impression and a story to tell.