With over 60 distinctive hotels, including the iconic Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is an unrivalled collection of properties located in some of the world’s most coveted destinations.
Known for its warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences, this global hospitality brand features classic hotels that imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication and social importance and are often considered destinations in their own right. The brand is accepting of everyone – regardless of societal label – and is also committed to responsible tourism by being an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program.
In 2011, Condé Nast Traveler rated 29 Fairmont hotels and resorts around the world as among the world’s best, including all seven Fairmont hotels located in the Pacific Northwest region: Fairmont Pacific Rim (Vancouver), The Fairmont Vancouver Airport, The Fairmont Waterfront (Vancouver), The Fairmont Empress (Victoria), The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, and The Fairmont Olympic Hotel (Seattle).
Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain just steps away from the Olympic Village, you’ll discover a chateau-style hotel with luxurious rooms, a wide array of dining options, ski-in/ski-out mountain access, and a full-service spa when you visit The Fairmont Chateau Whistler. The all-season resort opened in 1989 and offers unsurpassed luxury and service in a distinctive setting with 550 guestrooms and 32,000 square feet of meeting space.
With a full ski/snowboard rental location on-site, there’s no need to worry if you’ve never taken up the sport of your choice while on vacation. There are an array of rentals to fit every skill level, size, athletic ability, and comfort. Lessons are also available. Should you choose to bring your own equipment, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers a free ski/board storage for the entire length of your stay – and it’s right at the base of Blackcomb so you can literally “get up and go” when you leave your room!
“Most of our guests choose to ski either Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain each day. The Peak to Peak gondola [links] 8,171 acres of terrain into one continuous lift system allowing skiers and riders to maximize their day by moving quickly and effortlessly across the valley to the best snow and weather in each alpine area,” said Operating Officer of Whistler Blackcomb, Dave Brownlie.
After an arduous day on the slopes, enjoy succulent steaks, platters of fresh seafood and tasty side dishes at Whistler’s newest restaurant, The Grill Room, located in the lobby of The Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Under the direction of Executive Chef, Vincent Stufano, this newly re-branded restaurant will feature regional ingredients with seasonal influences such as Canadian AAA Prime Beef, Ocean Wise Seafood, and organic produce grown by local famers.
“When you use what’s local it’s fresher, you get a better quality product and it is more interesting, especially for our international guests. It helps to support our economy and minimizes our carbon footprint,” Vincent said of his inspiration behind this new menu.
Sommelier, Benjamin Bureau, is on hand throughout the evening to help you choose the perfect bottle or glass of wine to pair with your meal. Benjamin works with local and international wineries seeking out those that offer a consistent, quality product in line with the standards of The Grill Room restaurant.
While steaks and Canada AAA Prime beef are certainly one of the highlights of the new menu, fresh seafood choices, free range organic chicken and a vegetarian quinoa risotto, ensure there is something for everyone. Whether it’s an intimate dinner for two, or a celebration among a group of friends, The Grill Room’s relaxed atmosphere, complete with fireplace and cherry wood wine cabinets, make it the perfect choice for a night out in Whistler.
Take a moment before the end of your visit to Whistler to experience a scrumptiously light lunch at Portobello Market and Fresh Bakery located near the fitness center and spa on the main floor. Then enjoy a glass of vino on the Mallard Lounge fireplace deck.
For a close up look at the complete dinner menu and wine list for all of The Fairmont Chateau Whistler restaurants, visit the hotel’s online website under the dining section. Reservations can be made by calling The Fairmont Chateau Whistler at 1-800 606-8244 or visiting Open Table and selecting your preferred restaurant dates and times.