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Fairmont Banff Springs Reveals Details of its Latest Project

BANFF, AB March 9, 2020 – Today, Fairmont Banff Springs has announced details of its extensive $5 million renovation of the Rundle Bar, its main hotel bar in the heart of the Castle, which is set to be unveiled in July 2020.

Originally designed and utilized as the front lobby in the historic Banff Springs Hotel from 1928-2000, the renovated space will boast an impressive main bar equipped with an intricate two-story bar display and a rolling library ladder, a newly appointed cocktail bar on Mezzanine II with supreme views of the iconic Cascade Mountain, a dedicated stage featuring a grand piano between the two levels for daily live music, as well as cozy fireplace installations throughout the entire venue to create the perfect après atmosphere. An expansive 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, allowing guests to personalize their exclusive experience.

Executive Chef Robert Ash will be unveiling a new menu featuring classic lounge favourites complemented by globally-influenced Pan Asian dishes, while the bar serves both classic and novel hand-crafted cocktails, local craft beer and an extensive wine list. Fairmont Banff Springs’ signature Afternoon Tea experience will also return to the Rundle Bar from 12:00pm to 3:00pm daily with a well-curated traditional menu and subtle hints of Canadiana cuisine to continue the 132-year-old ritual at the Castle.

The female-led and Calgary-based Frank Architecture, also responsible for the recent redesign of The Vermillion Room in 2018 and Castello Italiana in 2019, will be leading Rundle’s first renovation since its original opening in 2000. The Rundle Bar is closed during the renovations until its unveiling in June 2020.


To view renderings of the Rundle Bar renovation, click here.

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 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.

For further information, please contact:

Lynn Henderson
Regional Director, Public Relations
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Canada’s Western Mountain Region

Casey Bachand
Communications Manager
Fairmont Banff Springs

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