We are pleased to share that The Telegraph, is a daily morning broadsheet newspaper published in London that covers the latest news, business, sport, comment, lifestyle and culture, recently featured Fairmont Pacific Rim and Botanist within an expert guide to Vancouver. The writer and destination expert, Nikki Bayley, highlights Botanist as a must stop for a cocktail before dinner and recommends the Into the Aether cocktail. Fairmont Pacific Rim is named as the hotel for luxury living, for its bustling lobby lounge and sweeping views of the harbour from the guest rooms.
“Vancouver easily earns its reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, surrounded by the sea and hugged by soaring mountains – reflected in seemingly endless gleaming glass skyscrapers. But it’s not just good looks that make Vancouver worth a second glance: there’s a dynamic culinary scene, thanks to an international blend of chefs bringing their own recipes and techniques to a bounty of superb products, from the lush farmlands beyond the city to seafood from its clean, cold waters. Add in a comprehensive cultural landscape of galleries, museums and theatre, and a shopper’s paradise of big name designers and emerging talent, and you see why there’s plenty to explore beyond the skyline.
Vancouver is a relatively modern city: it was incorporated in 1886, but for countless generations before colonisation, it was home to a thriving Indigenous Coast Salish population; dig a little deeper and you’ll be rewarded with insight into their complex past and dynamic, empowered present. Nikki Bayley, our destination expert, offers her top tips on the hottest things to do and places to eat this season.
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Leave early for dinner tonight so you can enjoy a cocktail at the bar of Botanist (1038 Canada Pl; 00 1 604 695 5500). Try Into the Aether, which arrives on a billowing cloud of dry ice and appears to float, thanks to magnets.
Fairmont Pacific Rim may have a modern exterior, but inside there’s a traditional warm welcome. Chilled live guitar or piano-playing singers croon daily, and the lobby rings with the sound of ice crashing in cocktail shakers and flirty conversation. Decadent rooms and suites come with ravishing harbour views. The spa is one of the city’s best, with wine-based vinotherapies and treatments with Canadian ingredients. Cosy outdoor cabana beds, fire pits, a pool and hot tubs overlook the ‘sails’ of Canada Place and the North Shore mountains.”