Canada’s Fairmont Empress – The Luxury Castle on the Coast
By Cynthia Graham

The Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria on Canada’s Vancouver Island, perfectly captures the grandeur and elegance of times gone by. Enhanced with modern flourishes, this historic hotel was built in 1908 and has been a luxury destination ever since.

Well known for its many unique and “best of” experiences, the Empress has hosted royalty and dignitaries from around the world. A majestic luxury destination on an island surrounded by cultural attractions and overlooking a beautiful harbor, the hotel is fresh from a spectacular $60 million restoration that has brought grandeur back to the Castle on the Coast.

For a truly memorable experience, book into the hotel’s world-class Gold Level. Basically a ‘hotel within a hotel’, highlights of this luxury brand include a separate check-in desk, concierge service, private lounges, outdoor seating with sweeping views of the Inner Harbor, as well as drinks and snacks.

The Fairmont Gold experience caters to your luxury needs from the moment you arrive, providing a pampered experience throughout the day.

In addition to an indoor heated swimming pool, a health club, and meeting rooms, this top-rated luxury hotel in Victoria BC is also home to the Willow Stream Spa, a full-service establishment that offers some 85 different treatments.

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