What Is The Pacific Rim Life?

You may have heard about our ‘Soundtrack to the Pacific Rim Life’ song search contest and you might be wondering, “What is the Pacific Rim Life”? The Pacific Rim Life is driven by art, music and fashion and is the pulse of Fairmont Pacific Rim’s DNA. Inspired by all things West Coast, wellness, culinary, cocktails and culture, the Pacific Rim Life embodies Vancouver’s vibrant social scene.

April 16th, 2019

What Is The Pacific Rim Life?


The City: Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Coast Mountains, Vancouver is sassy, sophisticated and outdoorsy. Consistently recognized as one of the world’s most livable cities (by global organizations like Economist Intelligence Unit and Mercer), Vancouver is home to two million people who enjoy a mild climate, inspiring scenery and a thriving tech scene. Here, visitors and delegates find a combination of everything a world-class destination should be: diverse shopping and neighbourhoods, award-winning and multifaceted cuisine, outdoor adventure and an exciting, constantly refreshed roster of arts, culture, festivals and performances – all perched on nature’s edge.

The Culture: Fairmont Pacific Rim is home to a growing international art collection, which includes various public art pieces and architectural details at the property, beginning outside and gradually coming back inside to the hotel. Contributing to the hotel’s thriving art collection, vintage couture dresses, acquired by the hotel’s owner, are on display in the lobby. Modern and artist details are woven throughout our property offering a sense of the unexpected. Taking pride of place in the hotel, a state of the art stage has recently been added as part of an overall renovation of The Lobby Lounge by Studio Roslyn and Westbank. Here, the celebration of music takes centre stage while the design takes cues from its international clientele and Pacific Northwest locale; the balance of modern style with mid-century elegance artistically blurs the lines between food and drink, music and fashion.

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Botanist Restaurant

The Food Scene: Vancouver has been a pioneer in the ‘foodie city’ movement, and the melting pot of cultures has shaped it into the diverse dining scene today, recognized amongst the best culinary destinations of the world. The city’s award-winning chefs celebrate locally sourced fresh food and sustainable seafood through creative menus and cuisine. Discover an abundance of world-class ethnic dining options including Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, French, Italian, and Thai. Vancouver welcomes veggie and vegan minded diners with open arms and offers an explosion of flavourful plant-based options. Within Fairmont Pacific Rim, enjoy a trio of award-winning restaurants, from casual Italian fare at giovane café, 100% Ocean Wise sushi at The Lobby Lounge and RawBar, and artistically plated Pacific Northwest cuisine at Botanist.

World-Class Cocktails: The cocktail capital of Canada sits right here in Vancouver and the city has raised the bar for innovative cocktail design and developments. Discover impressive lists of libations and spirits which are stirred and shaken up by a roster of talented bartenders and some of the city’s legendary cocktail bars. Fairmont Pacific Rim houses some of the nation’s top bartenders, who have carefully curated the extensive cocktail menus in both Botanist Bar and The Lobby Lounge. Overseen by Creative Beverage Director, Grant Sceney, the individual cocktail programs highlight an elevated bar experience and a new take on Canadian cocktail culture. Since opening, the Botanist bar has received notable accolades including Top 10 Best New Bars, Americas (Tales of the Cocktail), and named one of the best new bars in the world by the 2018 Condé Nast Traveller Hot List.

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Willow Stream Spa

Wellness: Vancouver is known for its mountains and beautiful natural surroundings making it easy to take your fitness routine outdoors and explore the city by foot or on two wheels. Whether you’re visiting Vancouver for an active vacation or looking for some “me time,” the city offers plenty of options that are good for the mind and the body. Indulge in some R&R with a trip to Willow Stream Spa and experience an authentically local west coast spa treatment rich in natural coastal ingredients that will let the feeling of warm surrender send you into a blissful state of mind.

Follow along on social with the hashtag #pacificrimlife or online as we bring you updates on what’s happening in the city and around the hotel as well as exclusive recipes, wine pairings and wedding guidance from our in-house experts.


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