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Pollinator Month | Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Sweet Treats, Savings and Social Responsibility

– Sweet Treats, Savings, and Social Responsibility Meet at Fairmont –

Whistler, B.C. May 30, 2019 – Sustainability efforts are an ongoing focus for Fairmont Chateau Whistler staff however the hotel is truly abuzz with activity for the duration of National Pollinator Month in June.

Guests can experience a different kind of “Bee+B” when staying at Fairmont Chateau Whistler with the hotel’s “Bee Sustainable Offer”. With 10% off the daily rate, a $50 hotel dining credit, plus a donation of CAD $10 per stay to the Pollinator Partnership, guests will rest easy knowing they’re doing their part for pollination. 

The dining credit can bee best enjoyed with Chef Isabel’s Honey Granola Parfait in The Wildflower, the Grill Room’s BC Cedar Plank Salmon with rooftop honey glaze, a Chip-Out Cheeseburger with honey bacon at The Clubhouse, or the Summer Salad in The Mallard Lounge with mixed greens, pickled cherries, roasted almonds, and rooftop honey and citrus vinaigrette, among many other options. For a tasty treat, young and young-at-heart guests will enjoy the bee-autiful Honey Bee Donut at Portobello Deli

Fairmont Chateau Whistler recently introduced its Bees Knees #2 cocktail – a Prohibition-era cocktail marking the 100th anniversary of this milestone – with house-made Beeswax Gin (beeswax sous vide with Canadian Ungava gin). This timely tipple is extra sweet as part proceeds from each drink sold go toward the Pollinator Partnership, the world’s largest nonprofit devoted solely to the health of all pollinators.

Hotel guests and Whistler visitors alike can take a sweet treat home with them. The hotel’s house-made “Honey Bear” signature chocolate, introduced last year on World Chocolate Day, is comprised of blonde chocolate, Fairmont Chateau Whistler rooftop honey, plus British Columbia blueberries and almonds, two ingredients which rely entirely on pollination for their existence. Honey Bear chocolate can be purchased at Portobello Deli, as can jars of Chateau honey and other honey-themed items.

From mid-June, thrice weekly rooftop herb garden and beehive tours will be conducted for all guests of Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Lead by the hotel’s gardening team, guests will learn about the different bees that reside at the Fairmont “bee hotel” and hives, as well as the impact the various flowers and herbs have on these local pollinators.

More information about Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s bee program can be found online at


About Fairmont

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, grand public spaces, locally inspired cuisine and celebrated bars and lounges, Fairmont promises a special brand of thoughtful luxury that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 75 hotels, Fairmont also takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique and meaningful experiences in 4,800 hotels, resorts, and residences across 100 countries. |

Lynn Henderson 
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 
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