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Fairmont Austin will be the official hotel partner for the FIA World RallycrossChampionship presented by Monster Energy’s maiden visit to Circuit of The Americas for the 2018 World RX of USA on 29-30 September. Taking place on a brand new purpose-built track developed as part of the state-of-the-art COTA facility, the United States' first World RX round will see tens of thousands of passionate motorsport fans descend on Austin to watch skilled drivers in spectacular 600BHP machines fight it out for World Championship glory. Also new-for-2018, the lavish Fairmont Austin is a 37-story icon of the Austin skyline, offering luxurious accommodations, superb comfort and picturesque views across Lady Bird Lake. Moreover, its advantageous location just a short drive from COTA makes it the perfect retreat following a pulse-racing day of motorsport action. The Fairmont Austin is offering 10% discounts on the best available rate online HERE. Michael McMahon, Director Sales & Marketing at Fairmont Austin, said: “Fairmont Austin is thrilled to be able to work so closely with World RX this year. With Circuit of The Americas being such a prominent destination, both for local Texans and the international traveler, as well as World RX’s strong brand recognition in the racing community, it is truly an honor to be able to create a partnership such as this. We hope to continue to support and work together for many years to come.” Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is one of the world’s most storied hotel brands and a recognised leader in the global luxury hospitality industry. With more than 75 properties located in the world’s most premier cities, as well as being a part of the world-leading travel and lifestyle group AccorHotels, the brand’s international reach makes Fairmont Austin the perfect partner for World RX’s much anticipated arrival in the USA. Paul Bellamy, World RX Managing Director for IMG, said: “We are thrilled to have Fairmont Austin come on board as the official hotel partner for the inaugural WorldRX of USA event. As a globally-recognised luxury brand with a superb reputation for excellence, Fairmont is the ideal international partner for World RX to align with. We look forward to Fairmont Austin being an integral part of what promises to be a memorable first visit to Austin and the United States for the series." The World RX of USA round will be complemented by the newly-announced Americas Rallycross Championship (ARX), which will see a field of home-grown and international rallycross talent face-off in front of the local crowds. Tickets purchased in advance for the entire weekend start at $30 with 10% discounts to be enjoyed when purchased at Weekend admission includes two action-packed days of World Rallycross action, music and entertainment.

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