Fairmont Palliser

We recently enjoyed the unveiling of a $3.1-million renovation to Fairmont Palliser’s event and meeting spaces, which modernized nearly 20,000 sq. ft. of the hotel including the gorgeous and iconic Crystal Ballroom.

General Manager Ken Flores says the project started pre-pandemic and happened over the last three years and included upgrades to electrical, HVAC, air quality and other systems that presented challenges in the 1914 building.

The renovations weren’t for the physical spaces alone. The hotel also unveiled a new service delivery model that is in line with the needs of modern events in terms of furniture, technology and dining options. Flores likened the model as more like having dinner at a manor, rather than at the club – with a focus on intimacy, authenticity and class.

What hasn’t changed is the Palliser’s world-class food and beverage offering under the leadership of Executive Chef Gregor Dunki.

If a meeting or a regular event isn’t on the horizon for you, do treat yourself to an evening at the hotel’s Hawthorne Dining Room, which features live music Wednesday through Saturday and has a beautiful food menu complemented by a delicious and Instagram-worthy cocktail bar.

Fairmont Palliser | 133 9th Ave. S.W. | 403.262.1234 | fairmont.com/palliser-calgary