Fairmont Empress

Victoria, Canada

Authentically Victoria

Recognized as one of Top 21 Iconic Hotels in the World by National Geographic Traveler magazine, honoured with Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Award for Top 10 City Hotels in Canada, and regarded as a Condé Nast Readers’ Choice and Gold List hotel, Fairmont Empress is located in Victoria, BC overlooking the city’s sparkling Inner Harbour. In June 2017, Fairmont Empress completed a $60+ Million restoration that celebrates its proud history while moving the hotel into a new era of modern luxury; transforming this iconic property into an elegant must-visit destination for the world’s discerning travelers. This Forbes Four-Star, 4-Diamond property offers 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, Willow Stream Spa with signature West Coast experiences, Q at the Empress Restaurant featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine and award winning wine list, Q Bar’s regionally focused cocktail culture, and a reimagined Fairmont Gold Lounge with stunning harbour views.  Served daily since its opening in 1908, world famous Tea at the Empress is served in the sophisticated Lobby Lounge. Located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada, Fairmont Empress is the ideal starting point to explore the stunning natural beauty of Vancouver Island.

Accommodations + Meetings

Fairmont Empress is located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada in Victoria a beautiful harbor city. Crowned by the historic Crystal Ballroom, the hotel offers more than 23,000 square feet of meeting space and over 96,000 square feet when combined with the adjacent Victoria Conference Centre that will enchant event attendees. The city is small enough to explore yet easily accessible with an international airport.

The hotel is completing a historic renovation that will restore the hotel to all its glory. Rooms are tastefully updated with design inspired by the incredible natural beauty of Vancouver Island, incorporating historic details. The meeting facilities have received a makeover and are equipped with state of the art audio-visual equipment and modern facilities. Q at the Empress, is the new restaurant and bar that is a hub of the city with views of the inner harbour. Guests can also enjoy the tradition of afternoon tea in the historic and regal Lobby Lounge.

Whether hosting an executive meeting for 12 or a professional conference for 1,200, everything will be at your fingertips. Certified meeting professionals are on hand to organize and oversee the crucial details that transform a good meeting into a great one. Support services from PSAV, one of the world’s leading audio-visual companies ensure that every attendee can see and hear your dynamic presentations.

When the meetings are over for the day, delegates can step out the front doors and be minutes away from an ocean-bound whale-watching excursion, a myriad of downtown shops and boutiques or the marvel of a world-class exhibit at the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Meeting Specs

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    96,000 Sq. Ft.
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  • Largest Meeting Room
    25,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Second Largest Meeting Room
    14,689 Sq. Ft.
  • Outdoor Meeting Space
    10,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Full Capacity Chart & Floor Plans

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Nearest Major Airport:  Victoria International Airport (YYJ)

Distance from Airport:  16 miles  /  25 minutes

Area Member DMC:  Cantrav Services


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