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Your time in the magnificent Canadian Rockies will be highlighted by delightful stays at four gracious hotels known for their lovely guest rooms and fine dining. In order of your visits, they are:
The Fairmont Palliser
Calgary’s most elegant and historically significant hotel welcomes visitors lured back year after year by the hotel’s impeccable service and hospitality. The Fairmont Palliser opened as The Palliser on June 1, 1914, with superbly appointed public areas and guest rooms. A recent $30 million restoration has complemented its original gracious design and assures that our stay at The Fairmont Palliser will be a visit to remember.
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
The Fairmont Banff Springs is “Fairmont’s Castle in the Rockies” and a world-renowned symbol of Canadian hospitality. The Fairmont Banff Springs was finished in 1928 and over the years has been lovingly maintained and restored to retain its original grandeur. On March 22, 1992, The Fairmont Banff Springs was declared a historical site by the Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Once you’ve been there, you’ll see why The Fairmont Banff Springs is a featured part of our itinerary.
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge began as a group of temporary tents in a beautiful location. In 1922, eight log bungalows were built for guests, and the hotel has developed from there. Today, the Lodge consists of the main building and 56 adjacent chalets and 446 guest rooms. The addition of a championship golf course, a newly renovated and expanded spa, boutiques, a sports lounge, and dining facilities, and the refurbishing of guest rooms have ensured that The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge will remain a four-season, destination resort well into the new millennium.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
“A hotel for outdoor adventurer and alpinist,” was the vision Cornelius Van Horne, general manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway, had in mind for the one-story log cabin constructed on the shore of Lake Louise in 1890. It contained a central area that served as dining room, office, bar, and gathering place, a kitchen and two small bedrooms, fronted by large windows facing the lake, and a verandah. Through two early fires and four architects, this small summer cabin would evolve into today’s Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a building which dates back as far as 1911, in an area which is renowned as the birthplace of Canadian mountaineering.