On Thursday, December 21 Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Portobello Deli, which closed this fall for an extensive multimillion dollar renovation, reopens to reveal a fresh design and new elevated casual dining experience.
Showcasing an animated open kitchen, Portobello has expanded its dinner offering under the direction of renowned executive chef Isabel Chung to include open-flame rotisserie chicken, pork ribs, and smoked brisket. New hardware in Chef Isabel’s kitchen includes a Rotisol rotisserie, an Alto-Shaam Smoker, and not one but two stunning, antique-styled Miwe Wenz 1919 Ovens shipped directly from Europe. With the only kitchen of this kind in Whistler, Chef Isabel and her brigade will ensure the finest fare is perfectly created in front of each and every guest.
Meanwhile, Portobello’s beverage offering has been expanded to provide a full service bar focusing on local craft beers on tap, perfect for the Chateau’s new après ski experience offered daily. Local Whistlerites and frequent Fairmont guests will be delighted to learn the Chateau Whistler deli has maintained its gourmet barista bar which perfectly complements Portobello’s legendary made-to-order sandwiches and delectable pastries.
The new market-style retail space features curated home décor, kitchen wares, and collectables – perfect for guests who want authentic hand-crafted gifts from local Whistler artists and purveyors – as well as Caffe Umbria Coffee and Fairmont’s new signature Lot 35 tea.
The Portobello redesign now offers ‘family style’ seating in a rustic, modern alpine setting with exposed wood, brick, and metal fixtures. Award-winning Calgary-based FRANK Architecture created the striking design while B.L.T. Construction orchestrated the renovation.
A new stand-alone website and mobile app will launch early 2018 to allow guests to place food and beverage orders at Portobello Deli while on therun, literally. Those about to hit the slopes or shooshing down the last run of the day can make the most of their mountain time by placing advance orders.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler recently completed a five-year, $23-million renovation including 11 brand new 600 square foot Alpine Suites. Intimate and perfect for couples with a luxurious bedroom, cozy fireplace, and modern bathroom with spa shower, the aptly named Alpine Suites are situated on the highest floors of the hotel and offer breathtaking views of Whistler Blackcomb and the Coast Mountain Range.
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About Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, discover a chateau-style hotel with luxurious rooms, a wide array of dining options, award winning golf and a full-service spa. Opened in 1989 with 539 guestrooms and 32,000 square feet of meeting space, this mountain resort is the ideal location for a leisure stay as well as meetings and incentive programs. For more information on luxury Whistler getaways and special offers, please call Fairmont Chateau Whistler at 1-800 606-8244 or visit online at www.fairmont.com/whistler.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,600 of the finest private homes around the globe. For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com.
FRANK is an ambitious, award-winning, full-service architecture and interior design firm in Calgary, Alberta. Established in 2009 and led by our experienced directors, our team of architects, interior designers and technical experts have successfully completed over 100 projects across Canada. FRANK’s portfolio includes large scale projects that enhance the urban landscape, residential design that bring aesthetics and function together to enhance day-to-day life, and hospitality projects that provide authentic experiences and become landmarks in their cities. Contact us at www.frankarchitecture.ca
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