The first Fairmont Hotel opened in 1907 in San Francisco. Still standing today, this hotel is known as the Fairmont Hotel San Francisco and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other Fairmont hotels have joined the world scene since the original opened its doors, and all told, the collection is among the finest collection of hotels in the world. In 1999, Canadian Pacific Hotels & Resorts acquired the chain, and there are properties in sixteen different countries.
Fairmont Hotel Banff
Among the Fairmont properties that can be found in the company's home country of Canada is the impressive Fairmont Hotel Banff. More specifically known as the Fairmont Banff Springs, this majestic hotel stands proudly in Banff National Park and is within walking distance of the town of Banff. Originally built in 1888, it was rebuilt in the early 1900's, with the current structure being completed in 1928. There are no less than 768 guest units at the Fairmont Hotel Banff, and they include both rooms and suites. Some of the rooms allow for access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge, where guests can enjoy all kinds of added perks. Complementing the numerous guests units are extensive facilities, and guests will have no trouble keeping busy thanks to all of the great activity options. Among the facilities are a spa and a 27-hole golf course, and due to the location in Banff National Park, possible activities include hiking, fishing, and rafting. 405 Spray Avenue is the Fairmont Hotel Banff location.
Fairmont Hotel Dubai
The Fairmont Hotel Dubai provides travelers with an excellent base in the heart of one of the world's fastest-growing cities. Found on Sheikh Zayed Road, it is close to a number of top attractions, including the Dubai beaches. Business travelers might appreciate the covered walkway that links this large hotel to the Dubai International Convention Centre, and the location near a metro station is also worth highlighting. The metro can be used to get to and from the Dubai National Airport. 394 rooms and suites await guests at the Fairmont Hotel Dubai, and as can be expected at Fairmont properties, the facilities are ample. There are no less than ten dining and entertainment venues, for example, and the Spa at Fairmont Dubai is a 40,000 square-foot haven of tranquility.
Fairmont Hotel Singapore
The Fairmont Hotel Singapore, as is true of Fairmont hotels in general, provides its guests with an excellent location. The address at 80 Bras Basah Road puts it right in the heart of Singapore. It's certainly not all about location when it comes to Fairmont hotels, however. In the 769 Fairmont Singapore rooms and suites, guests enjoy such amenities as luxurious bedding, high quality bath products, cable TV, and high speed internet access. That's just the start, however, and it only gets better when you also consider the hotel's general facilities. Among these facilities are 70,000 square feet of meeting space, one of the largest spas in all of Asia, and a collection of dining establishments that can cover virtually every taste and preference.
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is among the city's most iconic landmarks. The current structure dates back to 1939, and among other things, it is known for its impressive indoor pool and its large ballroom. Other features include a Louis Vuitton boutique, a day spa, and a health club that is very well-equipped. Afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the 900 West Lounge, and the signature restaurant Griffins serves up a fine Sunday brunch. There are 556 rooms and suites to choose from at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, and the location at 900 West Georgia Street has guests right in the heart of it all. Also found in Vancouver is the wonderful Fairmont Vancouver Waterfront, and over in the BC capital of Victoria, the Fairmont Empress dazzles with its grace and grandeur.