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Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is a AAA rated four diamond hotel located inside the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). As the only luxury hotel and spa inside the airport that is completely soundproof, the Fairmont Vancouver Airport is conveniently located near the US departures terminals, just a short walk from the luggage carousels; no shuttle bus required. For travelers looking to see the sights in downtown Vancouver, the YVR Skytrain station terminal is located just across the street.
There are 392 guest rooms in the hotel, and all rooms have floor to ceiling soundproofed windows that overlook the airport runway, with a choice of either mountain or ocean view. The average room size is a generous 411 square feet, and guests can choose either a single king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds.
Rooms feature an array of amenities, 24 hour in-room dining, with high speed wireless also available. The Fairmont Vancouver Airport offers low-allergen, hypoallergenic guest rooms to accommodate travelers with environmental allergies such as pet dander or dust. Travelers that have a long layover might be particularly interested in the hotel’s Day-use rooms, located in the Quiet Zone area of the hotel.
The hotel’s signature restaurant, Globe@YVR, specializes in Pacific Northwest cuisine and has an extensive wine list. Surrounded by sophisticated décor and a panoramic view, patrons can enjoy offerings such as miso-marinated Pacific spring salmon or grilled lamb short loin.
Also located on the premises is the Jetside Bar. This comfortable lounge affords a beautiful view, stone fireplaces, and five flat screen televisions. The variety of brews on tap such as Okanagan Springs 1516 lager, Guinness, and Whistler’s Pale Ale is sure to please the discerning palate.
Spa & Amenities
The Absolute Spa at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport offers over 130 beauty and body treatments and their expert services range from simple manicures to full spa packages. The spa menu is impressive and includes not only fresh fruit and an assortment of teas, but also such dishes as smoked duck breast prosciutto and pepper crusted albacore tuna. All day spa treatments include full access to the hotel pool and Fitness Center at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport. It is recommended that guests make their day spa appointment at least twenty-four hours in advance.
The Health Club at The Fairmont Vancouver Hotel offers a large selection of state-of-the-art gym equipment, a whirlpool, and saunas. The Health Club is open seven days a week and is complimentary to all hotel guests.