We had a fabulous vacation in Vancouver recently and I covered some of my favourite parts of the trip in my Echoes in Vancouver post. Today, I want to share a special and memorable part of the trip; our stay at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. I’m sharing some key details of the hotel so you don’t have to do any more research, just go ahead and book your stay here 😉
From the moment we checked in up, until the very moment we checked out, we were treated with utmost warmth and hospitality. We were welcomed with these delicious sugar buns from Giovane Cafe. I hear they are quite the beloved treat in Vancouver. The cafe is located right in the lobby of the hotel and I definitely recommend stopping by there.
The bathroom is a marble lover’s dream.
An unexpected but very pleasant surprise was an LCD TV placed within the bathroom mirror. It was accompanied by a Bose sound system (my fave!).
After we were settled in the room for a bit, I met Kerrie from Fairmont Pacific Rim. We chatted about all things blogger and social media. My favourite part of our conversation was hearing all about the neat design aspects incorporated throughout the hotel. Let me just say, her passion for the hotel was simply beaming. I was very impressed that she made the effort to meet and it spoke volumes about the culture and values of the hotel.
Although our talk could have gone on forever, it was time for me to head to that special appointment at Suki’s. This wonderful gentleman drove me to the salon in an electric BMW vehicle. I love how much this simple treat elevated the entire experience. There’s more on how you can take advantage of this service as a Fairmont President’s Club member down below.
Later in the evening, my husband and I just didn’t want to step foot from the hotel so we decided to dine in the lobby. What really convinced us to stay back for dinner though, was the live musician. I was chatting with the musician during his break and learned that the Fairmont Pacific Rim features local artists here. You can enjoy live music in the Lobby Lounge throughout all seven days of the week. That alone, captured my heart instantly.
The main restaurant at the hotel is ORU but I thought we wouldn’t be able to order from there since we got a table in the Lobby Lounge. I was wrong. We had the option of ordering from all 3 menus: ORU, the Lobby Lounge as well as the RawBar.
I ordered the Ponderosa Mushroom Risotto (goat cheese/balsamic/ice wine gel…yum!) from Oru. My husband loves Sushi, so he ordered Ikura (Salmon Roe) along with some Sashimi from the RawBar. He has been raving about it ever since and been telling his fellow Sushi lovers that he had the best Sushi in Canada! I have a feeling it might have something to do with the RawBar being the first ocean wise Sushi place; quality was great. We also ordered the Tomato Basil Caprese Dip with Pesto Goat Cheese and Village Farms tomatoes. It was incredibly delicious. Can’t forget the drinks – we ordered from Fairmont’s new global cocktail menu: Classics. Perfected. Imagine having all of these wonderful options accompanied with a live musician, all in the lobby of the hotel.
Saying goodnight to Vancouver was so difficult. I just couldn’t take my eyes off the view from our room. The Lions Gate Bridge looked so majestic, lit up in the moon light.
Good morning, Vancouver!
Morning coffee with the most priceless and unobstructed views of Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, and the mountain range.
Although I am not an avid newspaper reader, catching up on the happenings in our world is so easy when staying here. The iPad provided in our room had newspapers available from all over the world. Seeing the Times of India newspaper felt awesome. Ordering food was extremely easy too. All done from the iPad itself. Did I mention the lights could be dimmed or turned on/off with the touch of a button next to our bed. We could also draw the sheers and drapes electronically. My tech loving heart really appreciated these fine details.
We watched floatplanes make their water landings and take offs. We could have admired this forever.
Breakfast in bed.
The only thing we were ready to drag ourselves out of bed for, was the Willow Stream Spa. We didn’t have time to get any treatments done, but we spent the rest of the morning enjoying the hot tub situated on the roof (not photographed). The views were so stunning and it felt dangerously exciting to relax amidst the corporate towers around us, where we happen to spend so much of our time Monday to Friday. We ended our time here by warming up by the fire pit and taking in some more beautiful views.
An urban oasis in its truest form.
Nothing could make me ready to leave but before it was time to go, I took the time to capture some more of my favourite parts of the hotel.
I guess we’ll have to be back in Summer next time, to experience this rooftop pool.
The Lobby is so stylish and it’s incredible how much this open space offers. It has a piano bar, an intimate stage set up for performances by local musicians, cocktail lounge and bar area, a flower boutique, contemporary decor accents and an ever-smiling staff.
Gorgeous, white piano by Fazioli. It was custom made for the Fairmont Pacific Rim to complement the white and contemporary design.
I wish I could call this my living room. That coffee table is everything.
Lobby Lounge and Bar.
Granville Island Florist. Anybody who loves fresh flowers can really appreciate the convenience of a flower boutique in the hotel lobby. Also, I absolutely loved the cement walls and flooring. If I were to magically have another wedding in Vancouver, they would definitely be my florists.
An electric BMW vehicle to take you around the downtown core. Sign up to be a part of the Fairmont President’s Club to take advantage of this complimentary chauffeured car service.
This might sound crazy, but we had no complaints about the hotel and the service. The style is so sophisticated and the views are stunning. I have always loved and admired the Fairmont brand and our stay at the Fairmont Pacific Rim surely cemented this adoration. We can’t wait to be back and stay here again, someday.