Not that we ever really need an excuse to plan a getaway to the Blue Mountains, but we now have yet another reason to start packing and visit the stunning region, with the Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains unveiling its 12 newly constructed rooms and suites.
Following the landmark stay of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the unveil even includes one spacious Grand Luxury Suite – and when we say luxury, we mean it! Whether its a short weekend getaway or an extended escape to indulge and relax, the Fairmont Resort is the pinnacle of Blue Mountains indulgence and certainly will not disappoint.
Boasting two expansive balconies which overlook the resort’s middle lake and the iconic Jamison Valley, the 102m² Grand Luxury Suite features an expansive lounge room with vaulted ceilings, dining area and gas fireplace, while the master bedroom has a large ensuite with spa bath and separate walk in shower. Appelles Spa amenities are a feature in the powder room and ensuite.
Adding to the Grand Luxury Suite, the 12 new rooms and suites comprise of four smaller suites, including an impressive Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite – all with gas fireplaces, Nespresso machines and picturesque views, and seven Superior rooms – bringing the resorts total accommodation offering to 223 rooms.
Architect Michael Munro from Hoskins Munro designed the new accommodation wing, while Debbie Schwartz, wife of hotel owner Dr Jerry Schwartz did the interior design.
Bernie Boller, General Manager for Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains MGallery said, “we are thrilled with how the new rooms and suites have come together and we were honoured to have had His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama stay in the Grand Luxury Suite for the duration of his five-day Spiritual retreat at the resort and give it his seal of approval. After His Holiness confirmed he would be staying with us and holding his retreat in the grounds of our resort back in 2013, it was the catalyst for us to get the new build suites built and ready in time for his arrival.”
With an unrivalled location overlooking the Jamison Valley, the Fairmont Resort which is part of Accor’s MGallery Collection of hotels attracts guests from all over the world seeking refined accommodation in the heart of a World Heritage location.
Featuring four restaurants, the resort continues to grow from strength to strength with the recent addition of a new dining venue, The Terrace. With uninterrupted views of the Jamison Valley, the 80 seat upscale restaurant caters to small groups, families and couples.
In addition to Jamison’s Restaurant, Eucalypt Restaurant and Embers, the resort features a lounge and bar, two swimming pools – one outdoor and one heated with spa, a fully equipped gymnasium, four kids games rooms, billiards room, two tennis courts, and library.
Enhancing the resort’s leisure facilities, a new 12 treatment room day spa is scheduled to be completed by early 2016, which will include an array of health programs, couples rooms and relaxation space among its features.
The resort celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013. The original Fairmont Resort was launched in 1988 and was the first major upscale hotel in the Blue Mountains. For almost two decades the resort was a favourite destination for luxurious holidays, weddings and conferences. A multi-award winning hotel with a peerless location overlooking the Jamison Valley, the Fairmont attracted guests from all over the world seeking refined accommodation in the heart of this World Heritage location.
Rates at Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains start from $239 per night. Rates for the Grand Luxury Suite start from $989 per night.
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains
1 Sublime Point Road, Leura, NSW, Australia