Four Seasons Opens First Canadian Resort in Whistler

28th Jun 2004

Today, Four Seasons Hotels and
Resorts opened its first mountain resort in Canada, at the base of
Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia, site of the 2010 Olympic
Winter Games. The new 242-room retreat is located in the heart of the
largest ski area in North America, just minutes from the slopes,
year-round outdoor adventures, fine dining, shopping and nightlife.
“Couples, families and business travellers can now experience the service,
comfort and luxury of a Four Seasons Resort in the heart of Whistler,”
said Wolf Hengst, president worldwide hotel operations, Four Seasons
Hotels and Resorts. “Most people probably know Whistler as a ski
destination, but this time of year is truly magical in the mountains, with
the wildflowers growing in the valleys and the picturesque lakes - a
dramatic setting for the wide array of summertime activities that Whistler
has to offer.”

Swimming, canoeing, white water rafting, fishing, mountain biking, hiking
and golf are just some of the diversions that make Whistler a popular
summer getaway. In the winter, the annual snowfall averages nine metres,
so guests of Four Seasons will find a paradise of skiing, snowboarding,
snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dogsledding, sleigh rides and more. The area
boasts 3,307 hectares of skiable terrain, 33 lifts and more than 200
trails. Guests need only speak to the Concierge to plan an outdoor
adventure, no matter what the season.

Although Whistler is appealing to the outdoor enthusiast, guests may be
tempted to stay indoors to experience the luxury of Four Seasons Resort
Whistler. The design and architecture of the Resort is inspired by the
Arts and Crafts movement and its emphasis on high standards of
craftsmanship and natural materials and finishes. Guest rooms and suites
are contemporary, with a lodge-like feel and warm cherry-stained millwork,
limestone floors and quartzite stone bath walls. High ceilings,
captivating views of the natural surroundings and fireplaces make the
guest room a welcoming retreat.

The Spa is designed as a relaxing oasis, decorated in natural maple with
smooth white stone accents. Treatment rooms feature natural light in a
private setting, and there is also a workout room, fitness studio with
mirrors and ballet barre, whirlpools and a free-form outdoor pool that is
open year-round.

The Fifty Two 80 Bistro and Bar has a warm, club-like atmosphere with wood
floors and paneling, fireplace, and comfortable sofas and chairs. In
summer and warmer days year-round, an adjacent terrace invites guests to
dine in the sun or under starry skies. Guests can also enjoy complimentary
coffee and tea every morning in the Library Lounge.


Just 80 miles or 120 kilometres from Vancouver, guests of Four Seasons
Resort Whistler may wish to plan a holiday or business trip that also
includes Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, located in the heart of the city.


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