• An Award-Winning Hotel Goes Even More Luxe

     
    POSTED June 8, 2022
     
  • An Award-Winning Hotel Goes Even More Luxe

     
    POSTED June 8, 2022
     
  • An Award-Winning Hotel Goes Even More Luxe

     
    POSTED June 8, 2022
     
  • An Award-Winning Hotel Goes Even More Luxe

     
    POSTED June 8, 2022
     
  • An Award-Winning Hotel Goes Even More Luxe

     
    POSTED June 8, 2022
     

Fairmont Chateau Whistler, which Condé Nast Traveler named “best resort in Canada” in its 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards, doesn’t rest on its laurels. The property, with 32,000 square feet of meeting and event space and the capacity to host a conference for 1,500, has news of upgrades and new amenities to share with meeting planners.  

  • In April 2022, a two-phase guestroom refresh of 72 percent of the hotel’s inventory began; 366 guest rooms and 8 suites will be re-styled with an alpine lodge décor in time for the winter holiday season.
  • Expanded adventures and well-being experiences are now available. Group sizes are small, most activities are complimentary, and adventurers have an opportunity to try new things in a safe and supportive environment. The experiences take visitors off the beaten tourist track to reveal Whistler’s hidden gems, from cultural experiences and regional food and beverage tastings to building your own ‘TRYathalon’ of recreational activities. Outings are designed for the mild to wild adventurers and include museum tours, hikes, bike rides, skiing, brewery and local farm tours, paddle-boarding, snowshoeing, axe-throwing and so much
  • Fairmont Gold, a new ‘hotel within a hotel’ opened in 2021, offering elevated service and privacy in the Fairmont Gold lounge and 96 guests. The $14.2 million project boasts a ‘next level’ experience with enhanced amenities, luxe accommodations, and sophisticated culinary offerings in the lounge, including house smoked gravlax, honey made from the hotel’s rooftop hives, and hors d’oeuvres individually plated and served on personal-sized hand-carved cedar boards. The gold experience begins as soon as guests arrive and bypass the main lobby to check in with the concierge on the private floor. 

 

How are we doing? Pretty good. That was the bottom-line assessment that was shared with the nearly 600 tourism and professionals who attended Visit Seattle’s Annual Outlook Meeting at the Westin Seattle on March 31.

Some highlights from the 2021 study showed:

 

A big part of what imbues a destination with a sense of place and makes it memorable are its small locally owned businesses.  A new partnership between Visit Seattle and Seattle Bank is designed to support these businesses and bring tourism revenue to Seattle’s emerging neighborhoods. The inaugural grant program will invest in 20 local businesses, focusing on establishments owned by women, people of color and LGBTQ+ community members in the easily accessible Central District and Chinatown-International District neighborhoods.

 

Honeycomb Strategies, based in the Colorado mountain town of Crested Butte and with a second location in Portland, Oregon, has been certified as a B Corporation. The women-owned sustainability consulting firm is helping the global event industry create sustainable management systems and reduce its footprint. 

B Corps are for-profit companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and use their profits and growth to positively impact stakeholders and the planet.