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8 Reasons to Spend the Holidays with Fairmont in the Pacific Northwest

In the Pacific Northwest, a festive staycation at Fairmont Hotels in Vancouver or Victoria could be this year's perfect celebration. Plus, there are so many ways you can bring Fairmont home for the holidays. Here are our eight favorites:


1.  Make it a healthy holiday.  

Enjoy a safe and warm welcome from our gloved and masked ALL Safe Ambassadors in the lobby. You'll receive a wellness kit (masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and other amenities) at check-in, too. That's just one aspect of the ALL Safe and Well program, backed by top health experts, that ensures your health and safety at every point in your Fairmont stay.


2. Choose accommodating accommodations!

Book with confidence, knowing that we're sensitive to the times with a flexible change and cancellation policy that allows you to adjust your plans up to one day before your arrival (effective through January 10, 2021). If for some reason the hotel can't accommodate you, or your family can't stay on your booked dates, reservations booked directly with our hotels can be modified, put toward a credit voucher or even refunded.


3. Make others merry.

If you book a Trees of Hope stay at one of our participating hotels, we'll donate $10 for each night of your stay to meaningful charities in your local community. Plus you'll get up to 25% off our best daily rate and a $25 daily credit to put toward things like food and beverages. 



4. Recharge with special packages.

At Fairmont Pacific Rim, located near Vancouver's Nordstrom, a Shop ‘Till You Drop package begins with a pre-reserved personal styling session at the upscale department store, complete with a glass of bubbly and a $250 gift card! Follow that with a luxurious and relaxing overnight stay, perhaps booking a two-hour VIP cocktail and food pairing experience at Botanist restaurant and bar. Take the pampering next-level with a Trio of Treatments (from $549) at Willow Stream Spa: three 60-minute nail, skin and body experiences and a travel-size Biologique Recherché product kit , from treatment providers wearing safety-enhancing personal protective equipment.


5. Treat the family to a cozy tree trimming event.

Treat the family to a cozy night of in-room movies, board games, kid-friendly snacks and even 50% off kids' meals at Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver. You can enjoy a blissful night of sleep, too, because a second (even adjoining, subject to availability) room for the kids is 40% off with the Vancouver Family Package. Make it even more festive by ordering a holiday tree: a four-foot, pre-lit live evergreen with a basket of decorations and a star for the top can be delivered right to your room. Top it off with a Bottomless Weekend Brunch: 17 dishes that just keep on coming, weekends between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in ARC Restaurant


6. Extend your celebrations with us.

Just a night or two at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver may not feel like enough, so a long-stay option puts an extended winter break within reach (with special rates including daily breakfast and parking on stays of seven nights or more). Available for private bookings, Hashtag Holidays showcases festive art installations for capturing your holiday cheer, created by the talented masterminds at Koncept Event Design. Anyone looking to celebrate New Year's Eve from the comfort of their couch this season can order a canape and charcuterie kit from Notch8, available for pick-up on December 30 or 31. 



7. Celebrate the suite life.

The 1,250-square-foot Jade Suite is the largest and most luxe room at Fairmont Vancouver Airport, and your family can stay in the one-bedroom (plus sofa bed) suite for a night! Through January 3, the Holiday Suite package includes a gingerbread decorating kit, board games and other family activities, breakfast in bed for four, holiday books and décor, plus a leisurely late checkout. Canuck Place Children's Hospice will benefit from a $25 donation, too.


8. Indulge in a royal experience.

The regal Fairmont Empress in Victoria offers a coastal Christmas at the Castle for Vancouver Island residents: 7,500-plus decorations and lights are the frosting on 112 years of history at this iconic gem overlooking the Inner Harbour (Christmas at the Castle package from $299, including complimentary parking, late check-out and a $50 dining or spa credit). As part of Christmas at the Empress, gather on the Veranda for s'mores and hot drinks around the fire, or book a decadent Resolution Brunch on January 1. Order a Holiday Hamper to gift or take home, packed with sparkling water, Fairmont teas, holiday cakes and cookies, cheese and charcuterie, nuts, crackers and all the accoutrements. 


Charlene Rooke is a food, drinks and travel writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Candy Cap Magic cocktail at Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Botanist Bar is one of her favourite drinks.



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