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Major Facelift to Take Place at Fairmont this Fall

Publish Date: 28-Sep-2017

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Thursday, September 28, 2017


Chateau Whistler Shutters Longtime Local Deli… For Now 
Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Portobello Deli is set to go ‘under the knife’ on October 10, 2017. The doors will be shuttered and an extensive two-month, $2-million renovation will commence for the Whistler casual-dining mainstay.


An elevated casual dining experience delivered by an animated open kitchen, Portobello’s current made-to-order sandwich selection and delectable pastry and gourmet coffee operation will be expanded under the direction of renowned executive chef Isabel Chung to include open-flame rotisserie chicken, pork ribs, and smoked brisket crafted to perfection in front of each and every guest. Portobello’s current beverage offerings will be expanded to full service bar with a focus on local craft beers. 

A new market-style retail space will feature home décor, kitchen wares, and collectables focusing on items crafted by local artisans. 

The design will be led by the award-winning Calgary-based FRANK Architecture and will offer a rustic, modern alpine setting with exposed wood, brick and metal fixtures, and ‘family style’ seating. 

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. 

Portobello is set to re-open mid-December, just in time for another epic winter season.

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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  

About Fairmont 
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   

About FRANK 
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  

For further information contact:
Lynn Gervais
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 
T +1 604 938 2064  

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