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Fairmont Pacific Rim and Willow Stream Spa Named Five-Star Recommended in Forbes Travel Guide’s 2023 Star Awards

Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas and ocean cruises, announced its 2023 Star Awards. Fairmont Pacific Rim and for the first time, its Willow Stream Spa each earned the prestigious honours of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award and are showcased with other honorees on ForbesTravelGuide.com

Fairmont Pacific Rim is Five-Star accredited for the fifth straight year in a row by the luxury travel ratings, the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958. Fairmont Pacific Rim was recognized for its excellence in service, luxurious accommodation, innovative architecture and design, along with award-winning dining and cocktails experiences at Botanist and The Lobby Lounge.

“It’s an immense honour to be awarded as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel for the fifth year in a row and have our spa also receive this recognition.” says Jens Moesker, Regional Vice President Pacific Northwest, and General Manager, Fairmont Pacific Rim.  “This outstanding achievement is a true testament of the genuine commitment of our entire team who strive for service excellence and create extraordinary experiences for our guests each and every day.”

Joining the hotel for the first year, Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim is one of 119 spas in the world and only one of four in Canada to be bestowed with the prestigious Five-Star Recommended Award. The resort-style spa, surrounded by breathtaking city and habour views is an oasis of serenity in the city, recognized for its luxurious treatments, world-class facilities and expertly trained therapists, offering guests the ability to revitalize, recover and reconnect.

“It’s an outstanding achievement to be recognized amongst an elite group of spas around the globe,” says Kim Carmichael, Spa Director at Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Willow Stream Spa “our colleagues take great pride in what they do and we look forward to continuing to serve our local patrons and hotel guests from around the world.” 

Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority on excellence in hospitality, and Fairmont Pacific Rim and its Willow Stream Spa are the latest additions to its illustrious annual Star Rating list. 

“Travel is in an incredible position for continued growth, as people prioritize authentic, in-person experiences,” says Amanda Frasier, President of Ratings for Forbes Travel Guide. “The hotels, ocean cruises, restaurants and spas on our 2023 Star Rating list demonstrate an impressive commitment to creating memorable environments that nurture connection, joy and sense of place as we experience the world to its fullest.”