• 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. 

 

Built in the vision of streamline modernism and art deco in 1941, the Vogue Theatre has become a hotspot in the heart of Vancouver’s entertainment district—a region known for its progressive hospitality and historic charm. “It’s a national registered historic site in Canada,” says Matt Friesen, general manager of the theater. While it is primarily a concert venue hosting artists such as Steve Lacy and Steve Earle & The Dukes, the Vogue’s nearly 10,000 square feet of space and mission to offer the utmost friendly customer service makes it a perfect venue for your next event. 

 

WeVenture, a national tour operating company, has expanded its offerings to include four Seattle tours that immerse visitors in the city’s vibrant cultural scene. The company, which launched nationally earlier this year, has tours in 10 other U.S. cities including New York City, Miami, Denver, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. The Seattle tours can be an easy and fun add-on to any event in the Emerald City.

 

Portland International Airport (PDX) was famously known for its teal, geometrically patterned carpet, which was sadly removed back in 2015. But now, PDX will be known for its recently completed, unique timber ceiling. ZGF Architects worked closely with PDX for 50 years and designed this transformation to last another half century. The Portland airport is becoming one of the first to be seismic-resilient and produce low carbon emissions, thanks to the 9 acres of native Pacific Northwest hardwood used in building the terminal’s ceiling.