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When I first saw this thread's title, I though I'd be telling the OP about the Sportsman's Guide Visa!
I was looking at the Fairmont (Chase VS) card earlier today since I might possibly be staying at one before long. It wouldn't work for me on a long-term basis, since I generally prefer to travel semi-frequently and relatively inexpensively. It would have been a great card to get for the signup bonus, though, which I could use well.
Alas, I learned about the card too late. There would be no way I could get the card, have a statement close, and get my free night certificates in time for my trip.
However, it does look like it can offer a good value to someone who doesn't travel often but likes very nice hotels. Marriott and Hyatt place more restrictions on how you can use free nights. Fairmont only has restrictions on using them at The Plaza (you can only do it once).*
*Edit: To clarify, they have restrictions on how and when you can use the free nights. But they don't have nearly as many restrictions on which properties are eligible.
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt, Arrival
May close or PC: Prestige, BrooksBros
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech