Fairmont Palliser – The Calgary Spring Getaway

Lobby Bar, Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar, 2020 SPONSORED CONTENT

Located in the heart of downtown Calgary, Alberta, Fairmont Palliser was built by Canadian Pacific Railways as a gateway of hospitality to the Rocky Mountains. Originally named “The Palliser” after prominent geographer and explorer, Captain John Palliser, the grand hotel was designed in the Edwardian Commercial style by Architect Lawrence Gotch. Merging the ‘Chicago Style’ of straight geometric lines with “E” shaped service floors, Gotch captured sunlight in every guestroom while creating the illusion of three adjacent towers resembling Alberta’s abundant grain elevators.

Historic image depicting “The Palliser” Hotel.


Since opening its doors on June 1, 1914 Fairmont Palliser has been a home away home for visiting royalty, dignitaries, and celebrities alike welcoming Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip, Pierre Trudeau, His Highness the Aga Khan, Oprah Winfrey and Elton John. Today, Fairmont Palliser continues to provide world class service, luxurious guestrooms and thoughtful amenities enveloped in grand architecture and warm western hospitality.

LUXURIOUS GUESTROOMS – Historic and Modern

Fairmont Guestroom. Interior Designer, Adele Pransky, R.I.D won a 2015 Award of Excellence from Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia for her work on the renovations.


In the original 1914 build, Fairmont Palliser had 350 guestrooms featuring hot and cold running water, mahogany doors, brass beds and windows – that actually opened. Fairmont Palliser now boasts 407 luxuriously decorated and elegantly appointed guestrooms in a variety of room types and specialty suites. Each Room is equipped with high-speed internet access and high definition television, in-room pay movies, express video check out and windows – that still open to this day.

RNR WELLNESS AND SPA – Nostalgia Meets Elegance

Pool, Fairmont Palliser


Nostalgia meets elegance and beauty meets wellness on the Boulevard Level, as RNR Wellness Spa serves local Calgarians and international guests alike with warm Canadian hospitality. Services have been carefully crafted to highlight the scents, sounds and cultures of those things Canadians hold dear to their hearts. Enjoy the full RnR Wellness Spa experience with a soothing soak in the hot tub, a refreshing swim in the pool or a relaxing eucalyptus steam. Whether you come for a massage, body treatment or facial, RNR Wellness spa will nourish all your senses.


Local farmers, artisans and producers are carefully curated for the menu at Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar providing a unique experience that celebrates the finest ingredients Alberta has to offer.


A new era of dining at the Palliser, Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar re-defines the Calgary culinary experience with sociables and family-style dining from Alberta’s most trusted producers, farmers and suppliers.

The grand lobby bar embraces guests, perfect for after work drinks and a night shared with friends. The dining room offers a modern vintage experience in a comfortable setting with a rotating menu and carefully crafted wine list. Enjoy daily breakfast and dinner service or Saturday brunch and afternoon tea. Pay homage to the past, whilst looking forward to the future – the space sets the stage for old stories to be told and new memories to be made.

EXPLORE CALGARY – Be Part of the Energy

Located between Canada’s majestic mountains and its precious prairies, Calgary, Alberta is the perfect setting for an authentically Western experience. Summer months will entice you to celebrate western culture at the Calgary Stampede, explore the history of the Bow River at Fort Calgary, and meander along the 48km Bow River pathway. Winter in Calgary is enjoyed warming by the fire pits during Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo or ice skating at the Olympic Plaza. Just steps from the Fairmont Palliser, the Calgary Tower and Glenbow Museum offer unique perspectives year round.

For more information, please visit www.fairmont.com/palliser-calgary. For reservations, please contact [email protected].

To take advantage of the Fairmont Zoomer Offer, visit www.fairmont.com/offers/north-america/zoomer/ and receive 20% off and a $50 Food & Beverage credit per stay, on a 2 night minimum stay at any of the participating Fairmont properties.

To take advantage of the Fairmont CARP Offer, visit www.fairmont.com/offers/north-america/carp and receive a complimentary night at any of the participating Fairmont properties.