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Finding the Perfect Balcony For a Fairytale Moment

Publish Date : 12-Apr-2011
12, April, 2011

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Offers Breathtaking Balconies for Guests to Savor

TORONTO, April 12, 2011 – Juliet, Rapunzel, Evita: women who made their name from the height of a balcony.  Of course, there’s nothing more dramatic than an elevated spot to take in the surrounding landscape, and who doesn’t love the idea of stepping out of their room into fresh air and a fantastic view?  For balcony-loving travelers, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has plenty of lofty perches available for star-crossed lovers and budding divas. So, whether they choose a mountainous fairytale backdrop or a romantic sandy beach for their travels, travelers can be sure to end their day with an airy place to rest their feet.

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Caribbean, Mexico & Bermuda

Offering spectacular ocean views, all 48 Fairmont Oceanfront Deluxe rooms at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados, have been recently refurbished, and the spacious balcony area is further enhanced with a glass fronted balcony railing, allowing breathtaking views of the ocean.  The balcony area features comfortable furnishings and a refreshing outside ceiling fan, making this the perfect spot to enjoy the ocean vistas, whilst relaxing on the sun lounges, or enjoying a private candlelight dinner. Designed to inspire, the relaxed Caribbean style of the interiors provides echoes of the Island’s environment in the fabrics, accents and artwork, maintaining a warm and inviting residential feel.

At The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda, gentle Gulf Stream breezes and the lush rolling greens of the 18-hole golf course create the perfect backdrop for stretching out on an outdoor chaise lounge. To truly be pampered, guests can experience the extravagant corner Duplex Suites and Penthouse Suites, perched high atop on the Fairmont Gold concierge sixth floor level. Each room features a private L-shaped balcony for viewing full white-water ocean vistas of the South Shore and panoramic views of Harbor Bay, Dockyard, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse and surrounding islands.  Guests with lofty expectations can enjoy a balcony in every guestroom at The Fairmont Southampton.

It is easy to get lost in the beauty surrounding The Fairmont Hamilton Princess in Bermuda. The spectacular Harbor Suite, located on the second floor of the Fairmont Gold Wing, features a large second-floor deck overlooking Hamilton Harbor that is perfect for entertaining or taking an afternoon siesta. Along with the convenience of being located near the hotel’s fresh and saltwater pools, the spacious two bedroom suite also offers a private walkout balcony. For an even more extravagant experience, guests can spend the night in one of the beautifully decorated Penthouse Suites. The suite’s large wraparound balcony provides magnificent panoramic views of Harbor Bay and an escape into a world of unsurpassed tranquility. A luxury not limited to suites, balconies are also available in every deluxe room in the Bermudiana House and throughout the main building of the hotel.

Situated on a secluded beach in Mexico’s famed Riviera Maya, the AAA 5-Diamond Fairmont Mayakoba’s Beach Area Casita Suites offer a wraparound private balcony on the main floor offering views of the resort’s sparkling navigable water canals and mangrove forest. This luxurious accommodation also offers a rooftop terrace with a private infinity pool and stunning ocean views.



The Kingdom of Fife Suite at Fairmont St Andrews oozes Scottish elegance. This 1,523-square-foot opulent living space situated in the East wing of the resort provides the ultimate in luxury. The living room boasts a traditional Scottish fireplace and the separate male and female dressing rooms and bathrooms add that extra special touch. The suite’s main feature is its own private balcony – the only exclusive balcony in the resort. This private escape provides a place for guests to sit back, relax and enjoy the breath taking views over the North Sea and Bay of St Andrews.

Monaco’s Formula 1 Grand Prix is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, and the Fairmont Monte Carlo is the perfect place to catch the action.  The four Grand Prix suites offer an enticing balcony offering two different angles on the Grand Prix circuit: the legendary Fairmont Hairpin, the world's most famous bend in front of the hotel, and the entrance of the tunnel. Meanwhile, two other balconies in the suites face the Mediterranean Sea and its coastline.

The Bellevue Suites at Switzerland’s Fairmont Le Montreux Palace feature a large balcony overlooking the famously beautiful Lake Geneva.   In the newly refurbished accommodations, classical architectural details have been restored and an emphasis has been placed on space and light afforded by uninterrupted views of the lake.  With two bedrooms and a Jacuzzi in the bathroom, the suites are the perfect spot to relax and recharge.

The British film legend Sir Peter Ustinov was a regular guest in Hamburg’s Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, residing in an unassuming double room on the fifth floor. After the complete redesign of the floor in 2008, the best suite was named after this long-time regular guest. The Sir Peter Ustinov Suite now represents the piece de resistance of the new Bel Etage, as the fifth floor is now known, and can be connected with two further double rooms to make up a generous “three bedroom suite.”   The rooms and suites overlooking the Alster Lake all have a balcony providing a breath-taking panorama over the river. Relaxation has never been so easy.   



At The Fairmont Banff Springs in the Canadian Rockies, The Presidential Suite is at the top of the hotel and requires taking a private glass elevator to get there. The suite is two levels and has access to a private rooftop balcony with views of Banff National Park that are second to none. On the main level is a sitting area featuring panoramic views of the Bow Valley, Spray Valley, golf course and Bow Falls.  To add to the atmosphere, the suite also boasts a wood-burning fireplace, baby grand piano and a spiral staircase that takes guests up to the library and reading area with views overlooking the valley.

At The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, also in the Canadian Rockies, The Belevedere Suites are the ultimate in romance and luxury. The suite is two levels with a comfortable living room area, dining table and bathroom downstairs. At the top of a spiral staircase, is the piece de resistance - a roofed, private balcony perfect for a romantic dinner or cocktails.  Inside a secluded bedroom overlooks the stunning Victoria Glacier.

At Vancouver’s new Fairmont Pacific Rim, spacious suites feature sweeping views of the North Shore Mountains, Stanley Park and Coal Harbour.  The decadent Presidential Suite has a gorgeous patio with unobstructed views of the same landscape, and is located on the top floor of the hotel.  Perfect for lounging, the patios all have outdoor tables and chairs - ideal for dining al fresco.  Guests can watch the seaplanes come and go, the working tug boats in the harbor, the freighters, and the cruise ship activity in the summer.  Also available are Poolview Rooms on the 7th and 8th floors, which have private balconies looking down on the pool deck and cabanas.  All are outfitted with outdoor tables and chairs, a chaise lounge and a firepit – perfect for taking the chill off in the evening.



Signature Lake View Rooms at Fairmont Yangcheng Lake in Kunshan, China showcase picturesque views of Yangcheng Lake and the surrounding countryside.  Most rooms have a private balcony with a floor-to-ceiling window to drink in the views.  The vistas of the lake with the early morning or evening mist are particularly stirring, and are best enjoyed in the fresh air with cocktail in hand.

A celebrity favorite, 1- and 2-Bedroom Plaza View Suites at Fairmont Singapore are perfect for both business and leisure travelers. These Suites feature decadent amenities as well as a private balcony offering stunning views of the Singapore skyline. Executive Club privileges are extended to room guests - including complimentary daily breakfast and evening cocktail hour.



Featuring staggering views of the property and surrounding area, the Signature View Suites at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge in South Africa feature a terraced balcony area accessed through wide sliding doors that open onto lush natural surroundings.   An ideal setting for a private getaway, guests can also take advantage of private butler service and the use of a golf cart for transportation around the property.


United States

Located at the end of the sixth floor of the exclusive Fairmont Gold Floor and commanding an impressive ocean view, the elegant Fairmont Gold Presidential Suite at The Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii features teak lanai furniture from which to watch the golden Kohala sunset.  The impressive 300-degree views from the expansive outdoor lanai include the Kohala Mountains to the North and the undulating greens of the golf course, the Pacific Ocean and the dormant volcanoes of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualalai to the South.  The telescope on the lanai comes in handy to get a closer view of surfers, sailors, cruise lines and (in the winter) the majestic humpback whales that jump, cavort and cruise the channel between the Big Island and neighboring Maui.

At The Plaza, New York City’s legendary Grand Dame hotel, the Terrace Suites are unique one-bedroom duplex maisonettes with a private, furnished outdoor terrace that looks out over the stunning Manhattan skyline and Central Park. The suites also include a living room, study, Butler's pantry and butler service. The master bathroom features a bathtub and a separate shower – both adorned with 24-carat gold plated Sherle Wagner fixtures.

At Fairmont Battery Wharf on Boston’s historic waterfront, guests who want to take in the city’s crisp air can book a Signature room on Fairmont Gold, the brand’s signature lifestyle floors. All have corner views of the hotel courtyard or a partial harbor view, but a select few offer balconies that let guests take in the views al fresco.

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows offers the best of Southern California, with plenty of balconies for guests wanting to take in the views of beautiful Santa Monica.  Fairmont Rooms offer private balconies overlooking the hotel grounds, garden and city, while Deluxe Ocean View Rooms boast views of the Pacific and a furnished private balcony.  For an incredibly luxurious stay, Bi-Level Bungalow Suites offer a balcony off of the second storey rooms, equipped with comfy patio furniture to take in the ocean vistas.

The Fairmont Newport Beach offers many rooms with balconies, including all Executive Suites, Junior Suites and the luxurious Presidential Suite.  Located on floors 2 through10, views of the Sky Deck Pool or panoramic views of the city are available, with tiered balconies ensuring each one receives its own personal sunlight and privacy.

Mission Suites are the signature suites of The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, and offer a serene setting for a wine country getaway. For guests who want views looking down on the lovely lawns, gardens and fountains, suites located on the second floor offer romantic balconies with French doors and wide-blade plantation shutters, arched doorways and Saltillo tile accents. Ideal for couples, these suites are also the most recent additions to the resort, featuring a two-person oversized jacuzzi tub, centrally located between a four poster king size bed and working fireplace.  The suites also have a separate seating area, complete with a love seat and two chairs in front of the fireplace.

The Fairmont Washington, D.C. has many choices for guests who want a balcony when visiting the Capitol.  Whether they request a Deluxe Room with a courtyard view or book one of the two high-end Magnolia Suites or ten luxurious Ambassador Suites, all feature balconies that overlook the serene courtyard garden, which is filled with local plants and the chef's herb garden.

The Signature Kilohana Suite at The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is a private one-bedroom corner suite offering an oversized 400 sq. ft. wrap around lanai furnished with two lounge chairs and a table with four chairs.   The view is to the west and provides breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean with the Molokini Crater in view and the islands of Kaho’olawe and Lanai. The vistas are always spectacular, but early morning sunrise and during sunset are the two most impressive times.  Because the sun rises behind Haleakala, guests can see unique patterns on the tropically landscaped grounds of the hotel and beach resulting from the elongated shadows of the resort and palm trees.  The south and west sides of Maui are the only parts of the island to see the sun setting. During the winter months, the sun sets directly in front of the resort and appears so close, it's as if you could reach out and grab hold of it.