My mom and I stayed at The Fairmont Empress last weekend for a ladies-only Jewels and Jammies weekend getaway. I was so excited to take my mom for a weekend of relaxation and pampering. We stayed Fairmont Gold, which is an experience like no other. The Fairmont Gold is a hotel within a hotel situated in Victoria’s Fairmont Empress. This space has 66 newly restored luxury guest rooms and suites. There is also a spectacular new Fairmont Gold Lounge and Terrace featuring the best Inner Harbour views. From the moment we arrived, the Fairmont Gold concierge team ensured all of our needs were met.
The customized Jewels and Jammies package:
This package is perfect for a special weekend away with your BFF, mothers and daughters, sisters as well as bridal parties. This is the ultimate weekend away with luxurious accommodation, incredible food, time in the Spa which includes Willow Stream’s exclusive Spa Ritual (steam, sauna, mineral baths, and swimming pool.)
- Accommodation in a luxurious Fairmont Gold Spacious 2-Queen room
- Welcome amenity – Tiaras and inspirational journals to take home
- Glam in-room Bubbles + Breakfast in Bed one morning
- Fancy toes – pedicures in Willow Stream Spa
- Use of Willow Stream Spa Ritual with spa booking – pool, mineral bath, steam, and sauna.
Fancy Toes Pedicures in Willow Stream Spa
To maximize your spa experience, we recommend arriving 5-60 minutes before your treatment to partake in our spa ritual.
WILLOW STREAM SPA
Recognized by Condé Nast as a Top Resort Spa in Canada and Spas of America Top 100 Spas of the Americas, Willow Stream Spa on Vancouver Island is a serene oasis in the heart of Victoria, offering authentic and effective spa experiences customized to your needs. Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Empress provides the most luxurious spa experiences on Vancouver Island and featuring Kerstin Florian, Seaflora, Jane Iredale, and Aromatherapy Associates.
This pedicure is not only beauty treatment for your feet but an energizing lift for the whole body. This deluxe pedicure begins with a mineral soak, salt exfoliation, conditioning nail oil, and a foot and leg massage using hydrating body butter. All nail and cuticle work is completed before a paraffin treatment seals in moisture, and an OPI polish application completes your experience.
1:00 pm Hotel Tour
After the Spa, my mom and I went on a tour of the Fairmont Empress.
Recognized as one of Top 21 Iconic Hotels in the World by National Geographic Traveler magazine, honored with Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Award for Top 10 City Hotels in Canada, and regarded as a Condé Nast Readers’ Choice and Gold List hotel, Fairmont Empress is located in Victoria, BC overlooking the city’s sparkling Inner Harbor. In June 2017, Fairmont Empress completed a $60+ Million restorations that celebrates its proud history while moving the hotel into a new era of modern luxury, transforming this iconic property into a beautiful must-visit destination for the world’s discerning travelers. This Forbes Four-Star, 4- Diamond property offers 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, Willow Stream Spa with signature West Coast experiences, Q at the Empress Restaurant featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine and award-winning wine list, Q Bar’s regionally focused cocktail culture, and a reimagined.
Fairmont Gold Lounge with stunning harbor views. Winston, the hotel’s new canine ambassador, who is available for walks and snuggles, offers our guests a warm welcome and authentically local experience. Served daily since its opening in 1908, world-famous Tea at the Empress is served in the sophisticated Lobby Lounge. Located on Vancouver Island, Canada’s Castle on the Coast is the ideal starting point to explore British Columbia’s stunning natural beauty.
After the hotel tour, we had a cocktail and light lunch in the Q Bar.
Q Bar is an evocative and reinvented social hub in exquisite taste, but more than a little mischievous. Home of the delicious Empress 1908 Gin, Q Bar features a vibrant selection of signature cocktails, an extensive wine list, and enticing local craft beers on tap. Grab a seat at the bar or settle into a plush couch with friends and prepare to be seduced by the energetic scene. Q Bar is the perfect place to celebrate, day or night.
8:00 am Glam Breakfast & Bubbly in Bed
My mom and I felt so spoiled about getting a farm to table breakfast in bed with bubbly. We wore our tiaras and stayed cozy all morning in our warm robes.
11:30 am Shine Fashion Tea in Crystal Ballroom
After a relaxing morning of lounging and drinking bubbly, we went down to the Crystal Ballroom to attend the Shine Fashion Tea. The 3rd annual SHINE Fashion Tea is a bespoke, luxe afternoon affair with VIP Bubbly Reception, spring 2020 runway fashion show, Empress Hotel’s iconic afternoon tea, a high style silent auction and of course celebrity hosts Todd and Rebecca Talbot.