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Renewed Heritage, Modern Luxury


We are thrilled to reveal a dramatic transformation at the Fairmont Empress, restoring the iconic Grand Dame to her former glory. Breathtaking design and thoughtful details are put into the memorable theme inspired by the West Coast and Vancouver Island’s lush natural landscapes. Refelecting the historic architectural heritage, guests will also find a modern twist on the classic. In May 2017, The Fairmont Empress unveiled the completion of  a $60 million dollar transformation. The restoration of this iconic hotel on Victoria, B.C.'s sparkling Inner Harbour included:

  • A spectacular new lobby and porte-cochere to welcome guests
  • Revitalized pool & Health Club 
  • A beautifully renovated Willow Stream Spa 
  • 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms
  • Luxuriously updated meeting & event spaces
  • Q at the Empress & Q Bar - a must-visit culinary experience



Guest Rooms

Guest Rooms

All 464 guest rooms at suites at the Fairmont Empress have been beautifully renovated and retro-fitted with air-conditioning. Our sophisticated modern room design is grounded in tradition with elegant architecture and classic details. Thoughtful touches, fine finishes and bold accents capture the historic essence of Fairmont Empress, while creating a more modern luxurious experience.

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Willow Stream Spa

Willow Stream Spa

Willow Stream Spa is Victoria's finest luxury full service spa. Newly refreshed, the Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Empress reopened its doors on April 1, 2017. Over the renovation period this space was transformed and revitalized with exciting upgrades including:

  • Renovated corridor leading to the spa
  • Brand new reception area
  • New salon furnishings
  • Luxurious new relaxation lounge
  • New and updated change rooms
  • Rejuvenated whirlpool
Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Empress
Fitness Centre & Pool

Fitness Centre & Pool

The Fitness Centre and Pool also underwent extensive regeneration, and and re-opened in May, 2017. Growing larger and with easy access from our mezzanine level, the Fitness Centre features a wealth of new equipment, renovated change rooms and an extended deck over the pool.

Fairmont Gold

Fairmont Gold

Newly renovated Fairmont Gold rooms and suites were revealed June 1, 2016.  Fairmont Gold has expanded to 65 rooms and suites including the addition of a magnificent Fairmont Gold Lounge & Patio and a grand Royal Suite. Fairmont Gold at the Empress offers spectacular accommodations and service that is second to none.

Fairmont Gold at Fairmont Empress
Hotel Dining

Hotel Dining

Fairmont Empress Hotel Dining
Hotel Renovation Design

Hotel Renovation Design

Hotel owners retained renowned architect, James Cheng, a visionary respected globally for his architectural mastery. Revered hotel and restaurant designers Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) and the Puccini Group have created a masterful renovations plan for Fairmont Empress. HBA and Puccini have worked with acclaimed hotel and restaurant designers including several Fairmont properties. Click the link to see rendering previews of proposed renovations.

Renovation Preview

We are very excited to reveal the new and inspired Fairmont Empress in beautiful Victoria, B.C. Our goal is to deliver extraordinary services and experiences. If you have any questions or concerns prior to your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us. Email us or by phone at 250-384-8111. We look forward to welcoming you.