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    New Chef at Fairmont Vancouver Airport

      Chef Harris Sakalis joins Fairmont Vancouver Airport as executive chef, leading the culinary operation including the hotel’s award-winning Globe@YVR Restaurant and Jetside Lounge. Born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece, Sakalis grew up in a family of fishers and hunters on the Mediterranean coast, where good food and gathering around the table with friends and family wove into the fabric of his family life. He credits his family for his passion for the craft and his deep commitment to sustainable sourcing…

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  • Fairmont Banff

    Luxury Hotel Chain Reopens Four Resorts in Western Canada

    Some of Canada’s nicest hotels are back in business in time for summer travel. Fairmont resorts in Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, Alta., and Whistler, B.C., reopened their doors June 1, after being closed for nearly two months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The reopening includes guest services, select food and beverage venues, golf courses and limited spa services. The four hotels — Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and Fairmont Chateau Whistler —…

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  • Montreal’s Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel reopens

    Following several years of planning and 12 months of work, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel has officially reopened and welcomed its first guests. The hotel’s owner, Ivanhoé Cambridge, had closed the property for a year while a major transformation was completed. The project objectives have been achieved with the collaboration, expertise and hard work of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and principally two Montreal firms: Pomerleau, the general contractor, who worked closely with Sid Lee Architecture on the project. Starting July 10, guests can…

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