The two-year, $60-million restoration of the Fairmont Empress is now complete. The iconic Victoria property, which was named in honour of Queen Victoria, will celebrate its official Grand Opening on June 28.
- a renovated health club and pool;
- refreshed Willow Stream Spa with an expanded lounge, updated reception and revitalized retail area;
- 229 luxurious guestrooms
- porte cochere, constructed to provide sense of welcome prior to entering new reception lobby
- “Twill Flower” – a six-meter high, floral-shaped chandelier, hand-woven with approximately 250,000 crystals that pays homage to Victoria’s reputation as the City of Gardens
Phase One of the restoration launched in June 2016 with the grand opening of Q at the Empress -a bold new restaurant and bar. Designed by Puccini Group, an internationally recognized hospitality firm, the venue reflects a modern sense of royalty with traditional coffered ceilings, quartzite bar, elegant furnishings and artwork featuring Queen Victoria. The re-imagined Lobby Lounge—home of the world-renowned Tea at the Empress—reveals a modern Victorian parlour featuring a fresh colour palette inspired by the original Empress tea service china, whimsical artwork and textured furnishings alongside a beautiful central bar where evening cocktails are served.
Fairmont Gold, with private concierge and check-in services, has expanded to 65 guestrooms and includes two new lounges and a spacious outdoor terrace that overlooks the inner harbour providing Victoria’s most impressive sunset view. The addition of a Royal Suite—designed by Franc Ranieri of Kreel Creative Design—will captivate those looking for the ultimate in luxury.