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“Although modernised, Fairmont Empress retains all its old glamour, elegance, and trademark Fairmont service. Don’t miss the famous afternoon tea taken amongst the palm trees of the Lobby Lounge with its tinkling piano and triple-tiered stands. Those seeking that little bit extra can consider joining the free President’s Club before arriving for perks such as the loan of workout gear, cruiser bikes and a daily newspaper.”
An icon of Victoria, the Fairmont Empress is a grand, historic hotel overlooking the city’s Inner Harbour. Opened in 1908, this regal building has hosted royalty, celebrities and dignitarie, while its recent renovation has infused a modernity to its trademark Old World glamour.
The 464 guestrooms and suites have a contemporary feel with a neutral palette. Traditional furnishings are complemented by modern technology, while all rooms have marble en suites and views of the harbour, city or gardens. Upgrade to Fairmont Gold for special privileges and amenities.
Q at the Empress serves Pacific Northwest cuisine with many ingredients grown in the hotel’s own gardens. Afternoon tea in the lobby is wildly popular, while the bar offers contemporary cocktails and snacks.
A short stroll takes you to the heart of Victoria’s shopping and restaurant district, or unwind with a dip in the pool or visit to the spa.