The Fairmont brand in Canada is often synonymous with the grand Edwardian railway chateaus of the early 20th century. Fairmont Winnipeg, however, is not a part of this legacy, but don’t let the 1970s cement façade fool you. Though unremarkable from a purely architectural standpoint, Fairmont Winnipeg will treat you like royalty the moment you step through the front doors. Service reigns supreme here.
While the standard rooms at Fairmont Winnipeg are excellent, an upgrade to Fairmont Gold takes the already excellent service to an unprecedented level. Described as a “hotel within a hotel,” Fairmont Gold rooms give you access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge on the 19th floor. Take pleasure in the panoramic views of the Winnipeg skyline from the Forks to Portage and Main. Take the elevator to the top floor each morning to enjoy your complimentary breakfast, or chill out by evening over gourmet hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine. Be sure to introduce yourself to the Gold Floor concierge, the real star of the show. The concierges here, who greet you by name, stand out even among famously friendly Manitobans.