Fairmont Hotels launches once in a lifetime Grandest of Escapes luxurious stay experiences

Fairmont Hotels is brand that definitely offers something for everyone. You can stay at some of their iconic locations in Canada for a couple of hundred dollars a night or less and on the complete other end of the spectrum you can have stays that are in the five figures. That other end of the spectrum is highlighted with their newly released Grandest of Escapes luxurious experiences. What are the Grandest of Escapes and how much do they cost? Read on to find out!

Grandest of Escapes are best described as the following (as provided by Fairmont):

The Grandest of Escapes Exclusively By Fairmont, a collection of luxurious experiences that can be found throughout leading cities and exciting resort locations around the globe. These indulgent adventures follow Fairmont’s recently launched global brand campaign, “Experience The Grandest of Feelings”, meant to evoke the magnificent feelings associated with the storied 100-year plus brand. 

No matter the destination, travelers can experience the grandeur in lavish environments across the globe with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. “The Grandest of Escapes Exclusively by Fairmont” features one-of-a-kind, customized experiences that range from foraging escapades in the forests of Ireland and private, guided hikes in the Canadian wilderness to watching dolphins play at sunset in the Maldives. Each package includes luxury suite and transportation options, the finest of epicurean delights and the utmost caring and engaging service which is integral to all of the brand’s properties. 

 I decided to check out what these Grandest Escapes offered at some Fairmont’s famous hotels here in Canada.

The Royal Suite at the Fairmont Banff Springs


Fairmont Banff Springs

The Grandest Escape at Fairmont Banff Springs includes the following:

  • a stay in the Royal Suite with a personal concierge during the entire stay. 
  • Luxury Return Ground Transfer from Calgary International Airport
  • Willow Stream Spa Treatments for two
  • Food & Beverage during the stay
  •  Chef’s Table Dinner for Two in Ballroom with live music 
  • A Helicopter Tour for two adults with charcuterie and Champagne 
  • Daily Private Guided Tours in Banff National Park 
  • Fjallraven outdoor attire for two ($1,000 per person)

That’s a pretty impressive experience! The Royal Suite is the two level 1,500 square foot crown jewel of the hotel, food and beverage and you have a helicopter tour and $1,000 worth of winter clothing? Wow!  If you’re interested this package starts at $17,000 CAN based on a two-night stay, with double occupancy in the Royal Suite. This package is available until Dec 31, 2021.

Learn more about The Grandest Escape at Fairmont Banff Springs here. (Note you cannot book this package online)

The Belvedere Suite Balcony and view

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

The Grandest Escape at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise includes the following:

  • Three night stay for two in the Marquis de Lorne Suite or Belvedere Suite
  • Dedicated Fairmont Gold Concierge
  • Three hour private chef’s table dinner experience with premium wine pairing by a certified sommelier
  • Half-day private guided hike to either Lake Agnes or Saddleback Pass
  • Complimentary canoes for duration of stay
  • Private evening campfire
  • Dedicated round trip airport transportation
  • A full day RockiesHeli Experience custom tailored to your preference. Experience could include:
    • Hiking
    • Guided fishing experience
    • Kayaking, paddle boarding or motorized boat
    • Meals and alcohol service throughout the day
    • Meditation and yoga classes
    • Personal photographer for the day

Another impressive experience that is available for stays of three or more nights! The Belvedere Suite provides
870 square feet of space over two levels and has amazing views of Lake Louise. If
you’re interested this package starts at $39,999 CAN based on a three-night stay, with double occupancy in the Royal Suite. This package can be booked right now for stays between June 15, 2022 and September 30, 2022.

Unlike the Banff offer, this Lake Louise package you can actually book online.

Learn more about and book The Grandest Escape at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise here. (This package can be booked online)

The Wings Over Whistler package features lunch on a mountain top snow lounge

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

The package here is called Wings Over Whistler and provides the following:

  • Luxury SUV transportation to and from Vancouver
  • Champagne toast upon arrival
  • VIP welcome gift
  • 3 nights luxe accommodation in a Fairmont Gold Suite
  • Private Concierge service 
  • Complimentary Gold Lounge offerings that include breakfast, afternoon tea, après canapes and all-day snacks
  • 6
    ½ hour Sky High Experience that includes: a private helicopter tour
    with a fly over the ancient Pemberton Ice Cap, two glacier landings,
    guided tour of the Elaho Glacier Ice Caves, gourmet lunch in a mountain
    top Snow Lounge, professional photographer to capture your memories,
    digital package of high end photos
  • A magical, multi-course
    gastronomic experience paired with regional wines and hand-crafted
    cocktails in our Snow Globes Dining Domes.
  • Traditional Scandinavian Hydrotherapy Experience at Scandinave Spa (Must be age 19+)
  • $1,000
    charitable donation in your name to Protect our Winters, a non-profit
    organization that helps passionate outdoor people protect the places and
    lifestyles they love from climate change *optional

Fairmont continues on with amazing experiences here! Ice caves, lunch on a mountain top, hydrotherapy and the list goes on. This package is available from March 15, 2022 to May 8, 2022 for stays of three nights. The package rate for Wings Over Whistler start at  $29,000 for four adults.

Learn more about Wings Over Whistler at Fairmont Chateau Whistler here. (Note you cannot book this package online) 


The Louis-Joseph Suite at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello

Fairmont Le Château Montebello

Grandest Feelings in Nature. That’s the package at Quebec resort almost smack dab in between Ottawa and Montreal. Here’s what the Grandest Feelings in Nature package provides:

  • Luxurious accommodation in the Louis-Joseph Suite
  • Welcome amenity and dessert wine delivered to the suite at arrival
  • Bottle of Champagne delivered to the suite at arrival
  • Gastronomic dinner and a bottle of wine served in the suite
  • Gastronomic breakfast served in the suite
  • Gratuities on meals
  • 60-minute relaxation massage for two in the spa’s couples suite

This is the most affordable of the packages, starting at $2,500 per night for double occupancy and is the package about feeling. No helicopter tours, hikes or any of that. This one is about relaxing and enjoying some great food. Oh and a nice massage too. This package is available until December 22, 2022.

Learn more about and book The Grandest Feelings in Nature at Le Chateau Montebello here. (This package can be booked online)

Looks like a great place for a picnic!

Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver

This package at the Fairmont Waterfront has actually been around for a couple of years and perhaps is the inspiration for some of the other offers. The Grandest of Feelings: SKY is the Limit package provides the following

  • 50 minute private helicopter flight for 2 people
  • 30 minute backcountry landing 
  •  Picnic basket lunch for 2 people 
  •  One night’s accommodation in a Fairmont room

This is one of those offers that is great even for just a one night stay as you could arrive at the hotel, enjoy your stay and the area around the Waterfront and the next day head off on your helicopter tour and picnic! This offer is available year round from the hotel. You may have to call the hotel for this one as I couldn’t find availability for it online.

Learn more about and book The Grandest of Feelings: SKY is the Limit package at the Fairmont Waterfront here. (This package can be booked online)

The famous Karsh Suite at the Chateau Laurier

Fairmont Château Laurier Ottawa

The Fairmont Chateau Laurier’s package entitled The Grandest of Feelings offers the following:

  • One-night stay in the Karsh Suite
  • Private portrait session in the Suite, includes five (5) digital photos 
  • Private dinner for two (2) presented by the Chef
  • In-room breakfast for two (2)
  • Limousine tour of the city 
  • Luxury Welcome Amenity upon arrival

What an experience! Here you get to stay in the same suite that the famous photographer Yousuf Karsh lived in for 19 years. The suite has been newly renovated but retains many of his portraits that were donated by his wife. This package is $7000 CAD per night, based on double occupancy in the Karsh Suite and is available until December 30, 2021

Learn more about The Grandest of Feelings package at Fairmont Chateau Laurier here. (Note you cannot book this package online) 

The Royal York Suite at the Fairmont Royal York Toronto


Fairmont Royal York Toronto

The Royal York’s package is about the bling and showing off to your friends or colleagues. The hotel’s Revel in Opulence package provides the following:

  • Luxury accommodations in the Royal York Suite
  • Cocktail Reception for 10 in the Royal York Suite
  • Private Dining experience for 10 in REIGN Restaurant

Here you stay in one of the hotel’s best suites, the Royal York Suite, for you and a guest. But it’s the rest where the show really goes on and that’s a private cocktail reception and dining experience for you, your guest and eight friends or colleagues! This package is available for stays until December 31 and starts at $55,000 for 4 nights, based on double occupancy for the Royal York Suite. You can also choose to upgrade your stay to the Legacy Crown Suite for an additional $40,000 for those four nights. 

Learn more about The Revel in Opulence package at Fairmont Royal York here. (Note you cannot book this package online) 


The Fairmont Gold lounge at the Fairmont Palliser

Fairmont Palliser Calgary

If you have a lot of friends, family and/or acquaintances this is the package for you. The Fairmont Palliser’s Grandest of Feeling Iconic Grandeur package takes the cake for hosting a lot of people. Here’s what the Iconic Grandeur package offers:

  • A two-night buy-out of Fairmont Gold, up to 30 people
    • Includes
      exclusive access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge with two (2) Breakfasts,
      one (1) Afternoon Tea, All day canapés and hors d’oeuvres for your


  • Iconic train excursion to Banff aboard Royal Canadian Pacific for up to 30 people
    • Cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and Dinner aboard the train, up to 30 people.

You get the entire Fairmont Gold floor to yourself – well you and however many of up to 30 guests you would like to entertain for two nights. Then you get a train ride to Banff and back for the entire crew. If you want to shell out $60,000 to entertain 30 people this is the package for you. Or if you can convince a group of 30 people to pay $2,000 each you can also do this package. This package is available until May 31, 2022.

Learn more about The Grandest of Feelings Iconic Grandeur package at Fairmont Palliser here. (Note you cannot book this package online) 

Wrapping it up

These are some pretty amazing once in a lifetime experiences that Fairmont Hotels are offering across Canada! Now I’ll have to go look at what the offers are like at some of the Fairmont Hotels around the world since the Grandest Escapes is a global initiative. I do leave this post with one question though, do you get to earn ALL Accor Live Limitless points on these packages? If so, you could rack up a healthy amount since they award anywhere from 25 to 44 points per 10EUR spent.  A Diamond member booking the package at the Chateau Lake Louise would earn over a 122,000 points worth over 2400 EUR if the entire amount is eligible to earn points:


And I wonder if those stays would earn bonus points from offers like the current 3x points in the Americas? That would be a lot of points!

Of course, many of these packages are well out of reach for a lot of us so we can take solace in that we can book the Take Your Time offer to save up to 30% on regular stays at Fairmont Hotels.