If anyone knows anything about making everyday events memorable, its us. My husband always makes it a point to add special touches or thoughtful sentiments to our celebrations, which usually transform moments of our life into everlasting memories. Lately, we have seriously been discussing the frivolousness of wrapped up gifts and how we would much rather invest in an “experience” versus an item. I always say that things come and go, but memories do last forever.
Yesterday, we had something very special to celebrate with our friends and family – the official launch party for our #KCCreativeProject. Its our last weekend in Canada before we depart for our European adventure, and we knew that we wanted to make this particular weekend especially special for us. And so we partnered with our favourite hotel here in downtown Calgary to take our own experience to the next level. The Fairmont Palliser is a 101-year-old castle which is directly in the core of Calgary, and this weekend, we got to experience our own series of unforgettable #FairmontMoments. Read on for four easy steps you can take to make your own moment sparkle…
BOOK SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
We had no idea how refreshing and relaxing it would be to check ourselves into a special suite on Fairmont Gold. The registration desk is exclusively on the Penthouse level of the historic hotel. Booking a suite ensures you have access to important amenities and invaluable services during your stay. For us, staying with Fairmont Gold meant access to the Penthouse Lounge which featured a deluxe continental breakfast overlooking the Rocky Mountains, daily Afternoon Tea which also includes a candy bar and hot Hor D’Oeuvres in the evening. The stay included a nightly turn-down service which gets your suit ready for a restful sleep. These are all services that you should definitely both look into and request when you arrive. Taking advantage of the various services offered by the hotel is part of enjoying your special accommodations.
The Fairmont Gold services include daily shoe shining, bottled water, and of course will accommodate anything else you may require to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Whether it may be dry cleaning a special item, or ordering a surprise to the room (like a chilled bottle of your favourite bubbly!) – the staff made clear to us that any request is welcome. For us, the most important aspect of elevating your celebration is to find yourself the perfect accommodations and ask for whatever special services are included or available!
Booking a hotel with an attached spa is definitely the way to go! For us, it was the perfect way for us to stop and decompress before the festivities of Saturday night. A visit to the RNR Wellness The Spa, which is located right inside the Fairmont Palliser, was the perfect way for us to unwind. This hidden gem offers a wide range of women’s and men’s spa services including couples massages and spa facials. I enjoyed the most amazing pedicure while my husband checked out the fitness facilities and detoxed in the eucalyptus steam sauna. The pool and hot tub are the perfect (and easy) way to relax without having to commit to a service. The wonderful atmosphere left us equally relaxed and rejuvenated! And this is why we highly recommended booking yourself a tailored spa service before you get ready for your event.
SHOP YOUR SPARKLE LOOK
Nothing is as special as finding the perfect dress, clutch and pumps, or a crisp blazer and shiny lace-ups to seriously commemorate your festivities. For us, the excellent location of the Fairmont Palliser made it perfect to explore the downtown core. We stepped out of the lobby and within thirty seconds, we were walking down Stephen Avenue which offered a string of small shops, boutiques and also some big brand stores in Scotia Centre, Bankers Hall and the CORE. Whether you are just exploring or are looking for the perfect outfit to make your evening sparkle even more, these addresses will have you covered. We browsed the BCBGMAXAZRIA store on the third floor of the CORE and also Blu’s in Bankers Hall to find the perfect outfit for the #KCCreativeProject.
SLEEP WELL AND SLEEP IN
After indulging in the various amenities available, pampering yourself, and finding the perfect look, you are already well on your way to completely transform your next celebration. But perhaps the most important (and sometimes most enjoyable) element of this four step process is this one: sleep. A good night sleep is something that we don’t often get in our own homes, and a rough night can sour a wonderful experience. So for us, the amazing bed, services and sleep at the Fairmont Gold was seriously the cherry on top.
The nightly turn-down service ensures your suite is ready and setup for the most relaxing sleep possible. With an ice refresh, fresh towels stocked, water bottles refilled and the bed un-tucked – you are ready to dive into bed. A delicious truffle was left on the bedside table and it literally melted on our tongues. This is a extraordinary treat that you can definitely not get at home. In the morning, we had a wake-up call scheduled and coffee and juice delivered to the room, right into our bedroom. Nothing beats morning brews in a crisp, ultra-comfortable bed.
Quite honestly speaking, while we have both always cherished our life events and made them special, we had not yet booked ourself a “staycation” to take our moments to the next level. Partnering with the Fairmont Palliser and getting to experience #FairmontMoment was truly the perfect finale to our life here in Canada. Spending a weekend at the Fairmont Palliser in our very own city and experiencing the level of relaxation, service and luxury, I can’t help but recommend for everyone to uplift their own life moments one step higher. As we all know, life trends to get very busy and just taking the time to enjoy a little getaway without having to go very far is a treat everyone should experience. And the real treat is available at Fairmont Gold. Sparkle up a regular weekend in your life and see what it does for you!