What to do when regular five-star luxury isn’t quite enough? Check into Fairmont Gold, the ultra-exclusive hotel within a hotel at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The crowning glory of a five-year $75 million renovation project, Fairmont Gold comprises 50 guestrooms on the ninth and 14th floors and the exclusive Fairmont Gold Lounge, where Gold guests enjoy private check-in and round-the-clock treats. Executive chef Colin Burslem showcases the best of Vancouver’s rich culinary history with a rotating line-up of locally sourced fare, from dim sum to prime rib stuffed Yorkshire pudding and French onion soup.
The elegantly appointed Gold guestrooms, suites and homely three-bedroom suites, boast jaw-dropping views of the city skyline, and come with a raft of perks including personal concierge, complimentary shoeshine service and pillow menu. Clad in navy blue fabrics, custom carpets and warm gold accents, the suites were created by Vancouver-based CHIL Interior Design, which also worked on the hotel’s 14th floor Heritage Suites, commemorating the property’s 80-year history.