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RUNDLE BAR REOPENS

– Fairmont Banff Springs’ Main Hotel Bar Officially Revealed Following Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

BANFF, AB July 3, 2020 – Today, Fairmont Banff Springs has officially reopened the Rundle Bar, its main hotel bar in the heart of the Castle, after an extensive $5 million renovation.

Originally designed and utilized as the front lobby in the historic Banff Springs Hotel from 1928 to the late 1990s. The renovated space boasts an impressive two-story main bar equipped with a rolling library ladder and custom bronze and wood engraving, a newly appointed cocktail bar on Mezzanine II with supreme views of Cascade Mountain and a dedicated stage featuring a grand piano to create the perfect après atmosphere. An expansive speakeasy-style private room on the main level is masked by bookshelves and floor-to-ceiling doors, while the inviting interior is home to exposed brick accents, an intimate fireplace and contemporary art that transform into 4K televisions.

“The newly renovated Rundle Bar is a fabulous new addition to the grand ‘Castle in the Rockies’,” says David Roberts, General Manager of Fairmont Banff Springs and Regional Vice President of Canada’s Western Mountain Region. “With the expertise of Calgary-based Frank Architecture, we’ve designed a truly magnificent bar and we are delighted to welcome guests to experience the next era of the Rundle Bar to create another 100 years of memories in this historic space.”

Executive Chef Robert Ash has unveiled a new menu featuring classic lounge favourites complemented by globally-influenced Pan Asian dishes. While the bar is serving both classic and novel hand-crafted cocktails including rotating cocktails on tap, local craft beer and an extensive wine list. Fairmont Banff Springs’ signature Afternoon Tea has also returned to the Rundle Bar from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm daily with a well-curated traditional menu and subtle hints of Canadiana cuisine to continue the 132-year-old ritual at the Castle.

To align with the grand opening, The Rundle Bar has launched a signature Rundle Bar Gin in partnership with Canmore-based Wildlife Distillery, which can be tasted in cocktails throughout the hotel and purchased at STOCK Food & Drink

The Rundle Bar is open daily from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. Reservations for Rocky Mountain Afternoon Tea can be made here. For more information on the Rundle Bar, visit here.

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High-res photos and historical photos of the space can be found here.

ABOUT FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS
Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies”, has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 125 years. The Fairmont Banff Springs is a year-round luxury mountain resort that offers a championship golf course during the summer, unparalleled skiing in the winter, the award-winning European-style Willow Stream Spa, and authentically local dining experiences.  For more information on the Fairmont Banff Springs and its special offers please visit fairmont.com/banff-springs

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, grand public spaces, locally inspired cuisine and celebrated bars and lounges, Fairmont promises a special brand of thoughtful luxury that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 75 hotels, Fairmont also takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in 4,900 hotels and residences across 110 countries.

CONTACT:
Lynn Henderson
Regional Director, Public Relations
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Canada’s Western Mountain Region
Lynn.Henderson@Fairmont.com

Casey Bachand
Communications Manager
Fairmont Banff Springs
Casey.Bachand@Fairmont.com

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