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Stay updated with the new and exciting happenings at Fairmont Banff Springs, Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies”.

NEW – February 2021: 360° DOME OUTDOOR DINING

Fairmont Banff Springs has unveiled a new private outdoor dining experience. Located on the picturesque Upper Garden Terrace, the 360° Dome is reservable for an extravagant family-style brunch in the morning, an intimate Grapes Wine & Charcuterie experience in the afternoon, and a five-course gourmet menu in the evening.

The well-appointed outdoor dining venue can accommodate 2-6 guests. Brunch and après are $125 per person and the five-course dinner is $200 per person.

NEW – JANUARY 2021: IN-SUITE DINING EXPERIENCE

The “Castle in the Rockies” has launched a heightened In-Suite Dining Experience to hotel guests.  Guests are invited to enjoy a private five-course dinner or a private family style brunch in the comfort of a specially prepared suite or their own guest room.  

Executive Chef Robert Ash’s five-course gourmet menu is paired with two complimentary cocktails and a bottle of sparkling wine for $399 per couple. The In-Suite Brunch includes make-your-own mimosa ingredients and features brunch favourites such as eggs benedict and buttermilk pancakes for $199 per couple.

winter 2021 & summer 2020: private resort activity experiences

Fairmont Banff Springs’ Resort Activity Animators have introduced new private experiences to encourage guests to connect with nature while enjoying some of the world’s most stunning landscapes.

From sunrise hikes to afternoon wilderness walks and evening snowshoes, these guided experiences allow guests to be fully immersed in the landscape, history, culture and adventure that lives in Banff National Park.

july 2020: RUNDLE BAR REopens following MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION

Rundle Bar, the main hotel bar and the original main lobby of the historic Banff Springs, saw a multi-million dollar renovation last year. The renovated space boasts an impressive two-story main bar, a newly appointed cocktail bar on Mezzanine II and an expansive speakeasy-style private room on the main level masked by bookshelves and floor-to-ceiling doors.

Executive Chef Robert Ash unveiled a new menu featuring traditional afternoon tea and classic lounge favourites complemented by globally-influenced Pan Asian dishes, while the bar serves impressive hand-crafted cocktails, local craft beer and an extensive wine list.

july 2020: rundle bar launches signature gin

The Rundle Bar has launched a signature Rundle Bar Gin in partnership with Canmore-based Wild Life Distillery, which can be tasted in cocktails throughout the hotel and purchased at STOCK Food & Drink.

The locally-distilled gin features butterfly pea flower to create a vibrant purple hue when citrus and tonic is added, and is paired with flavorful botanical ingredients including juniper, coriander, lemon and grapefruit peel as well as angelica, orris and licorice root, to create a perfectly balanced floral gin.

JANUARY 2020: THE WILLOW STREAM SPA REVEALS SPA EXPANSION

The highly anticipated $3.5 million redevelopment of the Willow Stream Spa was unveiled in January 2020. The expansion introduced an additional 4,000 square feet,  including  a re-imagined Spa Reception and an expanded full-service Beauty Salon, plus the addition of three treatment rooms, a Deluxe Couple’s Suite treatment room and a new 12-seat quiet lounge.

spring 2019: the ultimate suite experience

Travelers searching for the height of luxury in the Canadian Rockies can now look no further with the reveal of Fairmont Banff Springs’ Signature Suite Collection.

The highly anticipated suites open their doors after a significant multi-million dollar investment and an 18-month redevelopment in May 2019. Combining intimacy and sophistication, the Signature Suite Collection provides elevated amenities and unparalleled offerings; including butler-inspired service, a private reception and VIP concierge desk, and Signature in-room breakfast.

MAY 2019: EAT THE CASTLE NAMED SIGNATURE CANADIAN EXPERIENCE

After only a year in operation, the Eat the Castle culinary tour was named a Canadian Signature Experience by Destination Canada.

This experiential tour in partnership with Alberta Food Tours invites guests to enjoy luxurious food and beverage pairings at four onsite restaurants while a local guide brings the stories of the Castle to life.

May 2019: GOLF A CANADIAN MASTERPIECE

2019 marked the 30th anniversary of the Tunnel Mountain 9 Hole Course at The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course.

The award-winning Stanley Thompson 18 Hole Course opened in 1932 is considered by many to be one of the finest golf courses in the world.

QUICK FACTS: Course Designer: Stanley Thompson (18 hole course); Cornish and Robinson (9 hole course), Holes: 27; Course par: 71; Length: 6,938 yards; Season: May – October.

Spring 2018: FRENCH BAR & BRASSERIE JOINS THE CASTLE’S CULINARY STORY

The Vermillion Room, a French-inspired bar and brasserie designed by FRANK Architecture, opened in May 2018 after a multi-million dollar renovation.

The 250-seat venue serves Parisian elegance with Canadian charm and features an extravagant breakfast service, French-inspired dishes and hand-crafted cocktails.

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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

For further information, please 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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