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The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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from 436.94 USD *
(* Lowest nightly rate based on stay from 07/20/2015 to 07/24/2015)
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Rooms: 554
Interests: Luxe Superior, Tourism
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The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise T0L 1E0
    Status is currently being updated
On the shores of Lake Louise in Banff National Park

Hotel Overview

A hotel for the outdoor adventurer and alpinist" was the vision Cornelius Van Horne, General Manager of Canadian Pacific Railway, had in mind for the chalet on the shores of Lake Louise. Built in 1890, two years after its sister hotel The Fairmont Banff Springs, the chalet was a simple structure in contrast. A single level wooden structure consisting of a veranda, sitting room, kitchen and a bedroom. Visitors to Lake Louise numbered no more than one hundred in a summer season and were mainly climbers, artists and scenery photographers. In the early 1900s, visitors to the area increased to more than 5,000 and this was considered enough to demand an expansion of the chalet. Two Tudor-style, half-timbered wings were added and increased its capacity from a dozen guests to 240. In 1913, a concrete wing was completed, adding the grand Victoria Dining room and new bedrooms. On July 3, 1924, a fire of undetermined cause destroyed the wooden structure of the hotel. Within a year Canadian Pacific Railway rebuilt a new eight-story brick wing to join the Painter wing of 1913, and changed the hotel name to Chateau Lake Louise. Up until 1982, the Chateau operated only as a summer resort. The transformation to a four-season resort prompted the need for a large upgrade program. In 1990, after a $65 million investment, the restoration and expansion was completed. The new Glacier Wing added 140 guest rooms, all original guest rooms have been refurbished, a Western Saloon has been added, as well as new dining outlets and shopping facilities. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is beautifully suited for a second century of elegant hospitality in extraordinary surroundings.

Located in the heart of pristine Banff National Park, and within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism, values at the heart of this historic resort.

The journey to this treasured Chateau is a scenic drive featuring unparalleled vistas of soaring mountains, roaring rivers and abundant wildlife; just two hours from Calgary via the Trans Canada highway.

Guests who favour the personalized service and unique attention to detail of a boutique hotel will want to explore our luxurious Fairmont Gold floor. With a six million dollar expansion in 2008, this 'hotel within a hotel' features an exclusive lounge with private check-in and a dedicated concierge as well as complimentary deluxe breakfast, evening canapés and honour bar. The Fairmont Gold floor at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise features the finest guest rooms and suites in the Rocky Mountains.

Relive the experiences of early adventurers year- round with our award winning guided Mountain Heritage program.From casual walks around the lake, to hiking and mountaineering the tallest peaks and the deepest canyons, our Heritage Interpretive guides will lead you on exhilarating and informative excursions. Or choose to explore in Mother Nature?s playground on your own.

In summer, the wilderness of our National Park offers activities such as hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and rafting. Winter presents a dramatic wonderland of unique recreation including world-class downhill skiing, heli-skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, cross country skiing, ice skating and horse drawn sleigh rides.

Allow our Mountain Adventure Concierge to create a personalized vacation experience with an extraordinary array of year-round recreational activities. From family getaways to romantic escapes, Chateau Lake Louise is the ideal destination.

After an invigorating day in the captivating wilderness, pamper yourself at the Escape Spa & Salon. Enjoy an eclectic dining experience in one of eight outstanding settings. From afternoon tea in the shadow of a glacier or fine dining; to an intimate wine bar or authentically local steak house, you will discover a unique opportunity to please your palette.

Amenities & Activities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Babysitting or Child Care
  • Barber/Hair Stylist
  • Concierge Services
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • Restaurant on site

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