‘Vancouver’s sense of style goes far beyond yoga pants and kombucha’

‘Vancouver’s sense of style goes far beyond yoga pants and kombucha’


July 24, 2018

The Globe and Mail recently published an article titled Vancouver’s sense of style goes far beyond yoga pants and kombucha as part of their online series featuring the nation’s most stylish cities, and we are pleased to share that Fairmont Pacific Rim was included in the Vancouver spotlight. The online publication, offers up-to-the-minute news and continuously updated breaking stories. The article, written by Alyssa Schwartz, highlights Willow Stream Spa, Botanist and The Lobby Lounge.

“While hotels are evolving into art galleries in destinations all over the place these days, even that concept takes on a uniquely stylish twist at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, where the hotel owners have a rotating collection of vintage couture on display in the lobby. Head upstairs to Botanist, the hotel’s recently re-envisioned restaurant. With its chic, verdant décor, Botanist is reaping accolades — for its design, its cocktail and wine programs, for executive chef Hector Laguna’s gorgeously plated dishes, rooted deep in the Pacific Northwest. At the hotel’s fifth floor spa, guests can immerse the rest of their senses in the region with the Coastal Mountain Retreat signature experience, a 90-minute exfoliation treatment and massage that’s an olfactory hit of pure B.C. — cypress, cedar and clary sage, infused into rich massage oils.

Back downstairs at the lobby bar, gain a new appreciation for the dresses on display with the Fashion Takes Flight cocktail trio, created by the hotel’s award-winning bartending team and inspired by the hotel’s couture collection. Amethyst silk chiffon by Alexander McQueen meets its match in the gin, lavender, lemon, Fino sherry- and sparkling water-based Act of Goddess. A 1929 vintage dress and coat from Lanvin, the oldest haute couture house in the world, inform the Roaring ’20s-inspired, Absinthe-containing Laced Up. And sheer layer upon layer of gossamer silk chiffon, designed by Coco Chanel, are echoed in the harmonious complexity of the Top Tier, made with Don Julio Blanco tequila, white vermouth, maraschino and grapefruit. This is style worth savouring.”

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