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The Fairmont Empress Hotel

Regarded on the Condé Nast Gold List and Travel + Leisure 500 Best Hotels of the World, The Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria, BC sits majestically at the cornerstone of Victoria’s sparkling Inner Harbour and vibrant city centre. This Vancouver Island luxury hotel is located in British Columbia’s capital city, featuring turn of the century architecture, classic beauty in an unrivaled location. Since 1908, it is Vancouver Island’s most celebrated resort hotel, spa and meeting destination. The Victoria hotel features the highly acclaimed Willow Stream Spa regarded as one of the best spas in Canada. Epitomizing style and service, the Fairmont Gold multi-million dollar renovation offers unparalleled luxury.

The Fairmont Empress Hotel’s Victoria,accommodations features 477 luxuriously appointed non-smoking guest rooms and suites, with magnificent views of the City,Garden, Courtyard or spectacular Inner Harbour. With a selection of unique guestroom sizes and wide array of Victoria luxury hotel accommodations to suit every taste, this landmark Fairmont property is a tribute to classic elegance in accommodation.

No stay at The Fairmont Empress would be complete without a visit to one of the magnificent Victoria restaurants in this historic, iconic hotel. Whether you partake in the coveted English ritual of Afternoon Tea in Victoria, savour the famous curry buffet in The Bengal Lounge or sample award-winning food and wine in The Empress Room – our impressive surroundings and exceptional cuisine guarantee a truly memorable Vancouver Island dining experience.

The Fairmont Empress believes in a farm to table philosophy of bringing the best of Vancouver Island to your table. Whenever possible, the finest of local ingredients from the nearby Saanich Peninsula and Cowichan Valley regions are showcased in our variety of Victoria restaurants.

Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Empress

At the coastal edge of the Pacific Northwest, the dramatic elements of nature rise and fall to the sound of the sea crashing against rock. Stately and elegant, The Fairmont Empress stands majestically on the banks of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. A charmed city at the tip of Vancouver Island – a village of quaint shops and bookstores, a tranquil place for a stroll along a harbour before or after enjoying treatments at the one and only Willow Stream Victoria spa.

Recognized by Condé Nast as a Top Resort Spas in Canada and Spas of America Top 100 Spas of the Americas, Willow Stream Spa on Vancouver Island is a beautiful oasis in the heart of Victoria. Willow Stream Spa in Victoria offers over 85 authentically local aesthetic and spa treatments customized to your needs. All guests of our Victoria day spa enjoy the added valued of complimentary access to our Hungarian Mineral pool, eucalyptus steam room and sauna with all services. All of our services are created for men and women, with your best interests in mind.

We are delighted to feature renowned products in our spa from Jane Iredale, Kerstin Florian, and B Kamins. Whether a make-up touch up between meetings or a weekend long retreat, Willow Stream Spa provides the most luxurious spa experiences on Vancouver Island. Our team of spa professionals take pride in your relaxation and enjoyment, please visit our spa menu for a wide variety of treatments and services to suit your needs. Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $50 credit to The Willow Stream Spa
    • (some restrictions apply, only one credit per person per visit, no cash value)
  • Complimentary welcome beverages in the Bengal Lounge
    • for up to two persons, once during stay (max $10 CAD per voucher)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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