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Room Report: Fairmont Hotel Winnipeg, Canada

Fairmont Winnipeg
Fairmont Winnipeg
Fairmont Winnipeg

Arrival Experience: This is well-recognized as the city's most elegant hotel regularly hosting visiting dignitaries and celebrities when they come to Winnipeg. The Fairmont boasts views from all corners of the skyline, and following a full renovation, it boasts traditionally elegant, modern quarters with the softest beds and most on-point service in town. The lobby is narrow, but welcoming, with reception off to the right and a friendly staff that makes their first introduction via the valet parking team. Fairmont's global standards are definitely up to par here, and the hotel's main audience is the high-end business traveler audience.

Dining: Most dining takes place in The Velvet Glove, which is a tasteful restaurant known throughout town. It serves three meals throughout the day utilizing mostly Manitoban ingredients composing continental cuisine of an eclectic nature. Many guests congregate in the cocktail lounge during the afternoon and evening hours for an classy spot of tea or craft cocktail. When groups are in house, the bar area is especially busy, but locals are often found mixing and mingling at one of the city's finest bars.

Accommodations: Guest rooms are all recently renovated with fresh fabrics, beds with mattress toppers and duvets, and flat-screen cable TVs facing the beds. Work desks feature a plethora of electrical outlets including USB docks and other portals that can connect laptops or smart devices with the flat-screen TVs. Amenities range from Keurig coffee machines, alarm clock radios, free wireless Internet (it carries a charge, but guests can join the Fairmont's free loyalty program to gain complimentary access), laptop-sized safes, and phones with voice mail. Guest rooms on the Fairmont Gold level have extras like access to a club lounge for free breakfast, meeting space, all-day drinks, and evening canapés. Rooms on this level also feature extras like larger toiletries and Nespresso machines. Many guest rooms have tiled shower stalls with rainfall-drenching heads instead of the combination tubs.

Conclusion: The fitness center has ample space for stretching and yoga plus a wide range of aerobic and weight-lifting equipment. Many guests choose to order the Fairmont Fit package, which comes with tennis shoes and new socks for those that want to jog in the neighborhood or work out in their room. The indoor swimming pool has excellent views of downtown plus a eucalyptus steam room and relaxation area. There is no spa, but the hotel partners with a high-quality masseur in the area. Meeting space is plentiful and modern with new carpeting, light fixtures, and the latest in audiovisual technology. The Fairmont service touch is the hallmark here, and there is no better choice in Winnipeg when searching for perfected accommodation.