IMAGES by THE VANCOUVERITE & KEITH FISCHER
ROBE, SMASH + TESS | SHOT ON LOCATION, FAIRMONT CHATEAU WHISTLER
Previously on the blog, I talked about needing to get away and with the help of Ford Canada, I was able to take one of their Ford Escapes up the stunning Sea to Sky Highway up to Whistler. Today, I'm talking about where to sleep - and where better than at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
Escape to the Chateau
I'd like to say it's my Chateau but it's close enough. Another member of the Fairmont family, the Chateau Whistler is the crown jewel of the Whistler Village. There's just something about these Fairmont properties, they carry with it a sense of history and style - the Chateau resembles an old hunting lodge. It's quite lovely.
Upon arrival, I was upgraded to a suite on the Gold Floor, which is an exclusive floor offering a premium level of service. There's a Gold Lounge on the same floor that normally offers refreshments and an honour bar, but it was closed when I arrived due to renovations that are currently taking place.
The suite was cozy but roomy and came with a separate seating area with a double-sided fireplace. I was welcomed with some delicious chocolate treats and a lovely hand-written thank you card. Walking into the bedroom that boasted a view of the mountains I noticed a tray on the bed with fresh, new workout clothes, new socks and running shoes all in my size. No detail is left out. There is a large walk-in closet opposite the luxurious marble bathroom with separate shower and soaker tub with jets. Dual sinks flank a tremendous selection of Le Labo toiletries, a luxury brand of toiletries from New York that created the iconic Rose 31 scent just for the Fairmont. It’s one of my favourite fragrances in my own personal collection.
The Chateau’s numerous amenities include a very large health and fitness facility, complete with full-size gym, eucalyptus steam and sauna, two pools and a variety of indoor and outdoor hot tubs - all adjacent to Blackcomb Mountain. There’s nothing more breathtaking than an outdoor soak in the evening against the sparkle of the mountains. In the summer, you can utilize their tennis courts as well as hit the links on their golf club.
And talking about hot tubs, next time I’ll post about my experience at the Scandinave Spa in Whistler, and the benefits of baths and hydrotherapy are for the senses, mind and well-being.
*Special thanks to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler for their hospitality