The article titled ‘5 Reasons We Love Fairmont Pacific Rim’ highlights our unbeatable location on the harbour, top-notch guest rooms and suites, resort-style Willow Steam Spa, award-winning dining destinations, and the Fairmont Gold Lounge. The piece, written by Jennifer Kester, also mentions our recent Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating, making Fairmont Pacific Rim a must-have on your itinerary to Vancouver.
“Fairmont seems to have a lock on Vancouver with four hotels within city limits, but Fairmont Pacific Rim stands out as the younger, hipper sibling. Opened in 2010, the property attracts a trendy crowd with its sleek design, innovative restaurant and bar and serene spa. But now it also has another major accolade to add: the hotel just earned its first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award. Let us take you inside the city’s newest Five-Star destination and show you why it should be on the itinerary for your next Vancouver visit.
Sitting a block away from Coal Harbour, Fairmont Pacific Rim gives you one of the best views in town. Reserve accommodations facing the scenic waterfront for a chance to watch the seaplanes zip in and out of the harbor from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Or get even closer to the water by borrowing one of the hotel’s BMW bicycles (e-bikes also are available) whose seats are cheekily emblazoned with a Chamillionaire “Ridin’” lyric: “They see me rollin’.” Bike butlers will outfit you with a helmet, water, basket, lock and map and set you off to pedal along the Stanley Park Seawall, a 5.5-mile paved route that loops around the urban green space. Bring a camera and prepare to pause during your ride — beaches, sculptures, bridges and other picturesque scenes along the way offer photo ops. It’s one of the best ways to experience the outdoors in Vancouver. The downtown hotel also sits across the street from the convention center, in case you’re in town on business.
Top-notch amenities make the suites and specialty rooms the most coveted places at the hotel. The Ofuro Rooms have marble-filled bathrooms where you can watch the harbor and North Shore Mountains from a deep-soaking Japanese Ofuro jetted tub. The dazzling view will make you want to spend your entire stay from your bubble bath. One of our favorite accommodations is the Fairmont Gold Owner’s Suite. Mid-century modern furniture gives the rooms timeless style (we especially enjoyed the black leather chaise lounge positioned in front of the windows). Music aficionados will delight in the suite’s Rega record player, headphones and substantial vinyl collection that includes Fleetwood Mac, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash and Louis Armstrong. You even can have the record collection customized to your musical tastes before your arrival. The most luxurious option is the Chairman’s Suite, a two-story, villa-like space overlooking the harbor. There’s a voyeuristic appeal to the glass-walled suite, but it affords privacy with its own rooftop patio containing a gazebo, meditation pond and fire pit. No matter which unit you slip into, all of them come with excellent perks, including iPad2s, Nespresso coffeemakers and vast marble bathrooms with LCD televisions and Le Labo toiletries.