Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria (must see)

The Fairmont Empress hotel is situated on Victoria's Inner Harbour and has been a celebrated symbol of the city since it was first opened in 1908. Its architecture is grand and majestic, with a mix of Châteauesque, Renaissance Revival, and Beaux-Arts styles, and features an imposing facade with a prominent central dome and grand entrances that lead to the opulent interior.

The Fairmont has been described as one of Canada's finest examples of Edwardian architecture, and has been recognized as a National Historic Site. Its grand exterior is matched by its equally grand interior, which features ornate furnishings, luxurious finishes, and grand public spaces that showcase the best of early 20th-century design. The most iconic feature -- the grand lobby -- features a grand staircase, high ceilings, elegant chandeliers, and is dominated by a large fireplace, which is a popular gathering spot for guests and locals alike.

Another popular feature is the world-famous tea room, where guests can enjoy the hotel's signature Afternoon Tea experience. The tea room has been serving high tea since 1908, and its opulent decor and traditional service have made it a Victoria institution.

In addition to the tea room, the hotel has several other dining options, including a seafood restaurant and a lounge bar. Guests can also take advantage of the waterfront location, with views of the Inner Harbour and easy access to nearby attractions.

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Sight Name: Fairmont Empress Hotel
Sight Location: Victoria, Canada (See walking tours in Victoria)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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