SOURCE: The Fairmont Waterfront

The Fairmont Waterfront

May 24, 2011 12:00 ET

Get Fit Vancouver Style at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

New Fitness Program at Vancouver Luxury Hotel Offers Quintessential Vancouver Experiences -- Morning Seawall Runs and Sunrise Rooftop Yoga

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - Vancouverites are often regarded as a healthy and active bunch and The Fairmont Waterfront wants to introduce an authentically local fitness experience to their guests this summer, all with a spectacular backdrop of sea, sky and mountains. Our luxury Vancouver hotel has introduced a fitness program that truly shows off the best of the city: morning runs with the General Manager on Vancouver's seawall through Stanley Park and yoga classes on the hotel's rooftop patio overlooking the stunning North Shore mountains and Pacific Ocean. After workouts, participants are rewarded with the chef's house-made energy drink, made with the hotel's rooftop honey.

Morning Seawall Runs with the GM
The Fairmont Waterfront's General Manager, Ian Pullan, loves to run. In fact, he's participated in several half and full marathons. But don't let that stop you if you're a beginner... Pullan loves to show off Vancouver on these morning runs and will accommodate a pace that works for the group -- whether you're up for a 10km around the entire Stanley Park seawall or just a quick morning jaunt. Generally, a leisurely 5km (3 mile) run is planned, and thanks to the hotel's great location, it's just a short distance to world-renowned Stanley Park along the seawall with no cars in sight... just you and the sea otters in Burrard Inlet. Runs are scheduled each Tuesday and Thursday starting at 6:30 a.m. (rain or shine).

"We're excited to introduce an authentic expression of Vancouver to our guests," said Ian Pullan, general manager for the hotel. "There is nothing quite like starting your day on the seawall with a view of the sunrise over snow-capped mountains and Burrard Inlet."

Sunrise Rooftop Yoga
Have you seen the view from our Vancouver luxury hotel's pool deck? First off, it offers an amazing view over Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains. Second, you'll be downward-dogging just beside the rooftop herb garden and honeybee apiary. In summer months this area is a delight of blooms, birds and bees (don't worry, they're friendly). There's really no better place to start your day. The hotel has partnered with CLS Fitness to provide guests with some of the best yoga instructors in the city. What's more, instructors will theme classes to bring the natural British Columbia environment and history into workouts -- such as inspirational quotes from First Nations folklore. One-hour classes will be offered Wednesday and Saturday at 6:30 a.m. (with rainy days re-located inside). Cost is $5 (complimentary for Fairmont President's Club Platinum members) and yoga mats will be provided.

Fairmont Fit Program
Forget your workout gear? No problem. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts offers Fairmont President's Club members easy solutions for staying fit while travelling. Fairmont Fit provides Adidas workout apparel and shoes, an MP3 player and a yoga mat with stretch band, all delivered to your room upon request. Fairmont Fit is available to members of Fairmont President's Club and is complimentary for Premier and Platinum members (there is a small service charge for Club members). The Fairmont Waterfront hotel in Vancouver also offers Fairmont President's Club members complimentary use of the hotel's BMW cruise bikes and helmets. See full details on Fairmont Fit: www.fairmont.com/fpc/fit.

The Fairmont's Vancouver waterfront hotel offers guests relaxed luxury on the West Coast coupled with a world class Vancouver luxury hotel experience. Indulge in an urban retreat featuring elegant accommodations, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and breathtaking harbour views complete with warm and welcoming service. Guests can enjoy a taste of unique local flavour in Herons West Coast Kitchen + Bar, then visit the celebrated rooftop garden and honeybee apiary to discover where the restaurant's fresh herbs and honey are sourced from.

To learn more about the truly unrivaled experience that awaits you at this Vancouver waterfront hotel visit http://www.fairmont.com/waterfront.

About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
With over 60 distinctive hotels, including the iconic Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, and more in development, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a global hospitality brand known for its warm and engaging service and culturally rich experiences. Located in coveted worldwide destinations, its unrivalled collection of classic hotels imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication, and social importance, and are often considered destinations in and of themselves. Fairmont is also committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 95 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded residences, estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.

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