From the editors of Elite Meetings
Fairmont Chateau Whistler poses an enviable dilemma for meeting planners: winter or summer? As the landmark property at Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, Canada’s No. 1 ski destination, and site of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the 539-room ski-in/ski-out chateau infuses wintertime corporate events and business meetings with seasonal festivity. However, once the greens awaken, golfers hit the links at the 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed course, while summer hikers discover forested terrain and canoers glide through serene glacial lakes.
Year-round, groups may embark on off-the-beaten-path adventures with a Whistler Experience Guide — everything from cycling the Valley Trail and swimming Whistler’s lakes to snowshoeing under the stars.
Whatever the season, the hotel offers classic elegance in a modern alpine setting. Charming rooms and suites pamper guests with down-filled duvets, signature toiletries, and luxurious robes. Equally impressive offerings are available in the on-site cuisine. Five year-round dining options (plus one more in summer and winter) include signature steaks at the Grill Room, casual fare at The Wildflower, quick bites at Portobello Market and Fresh Bakery, and light meals and spirits by outdoor fire pits at the Mallard Lounge and Terrace.
For conferences and special events, meeting planners choose from three divisible ballrooms, specialty suites, and rooftop terrace space. Fairmont Chateau easily and expertly hosts functions for 10 to 1,500 attendees with a distinctive mountain resort ambience.