This paper presents an analysis of the similarities and differences between the Fairmont and the Four Seasons groups of hotels. Accordingly, the paper compares the historical development of the two hotel chains presenting challenges and triumphs that the groups were faced with. Further, the comparison also delves into the differences and commonalities in the management of the operations of the two hotel chains. Later, the paper also discussed the ownership of the hotel chains drawing similarities and differences in each case. Primarily, the paper provides a detailed comparison and contrast of the Fairmont and Four Seasons chains of hotels.