• Exterior view of Fairmont Vancouver Airport

celebrating 25 years


A woman reading a newspaper in front of a window at dusk
Fairmont Vancouver Airport during construction in 1998

Where Layover Meets Luxury

Fairmont Vancouver Airport proudly commemorates 25 years of elevating travel experiences to new heights. Nestled at the bustling gateway to the world, our iconic hotel has been a beacon of luxury and hospitality since our opening day on October 7, 1999. Join us in celebrating this milestone as we reflect on a quarter-century of exceptional service and timeless elegance.

Panorama of Fairmont Vancouver Airport

25 Years of Excellence

Fairmont Vancouver Airport opened its doors on October 7, 1999 as a state-of-the-art property designed with the traveler in mind. The hotel featured fitness and health club services, an exclusive Fairmont Gold floor, food and beverage facilities, a full service Work Centre, and over 7,000 square feet of meeting space. By combining first-class luxuries with exceptional personalized service, Fairmont Vancouver Airport was a trendsetter, defining new standards for airport accommodations internationally.

Fast forward to 2023, and the hotel was voted the #1 Airport Hotel in North America and #3 in the World for the ninth consecutive year at the 2023 Skytrax World Airport Awards.

An artist rendering of Fairmont Vancouver Airport

25th Anniversary Contest

On October 7, 2024, Fairmont Vancouver Airport will celebrate 25 years since opening our doors. We’ve decided to celebrate our anniversary all year long, with monthly giveaways in partnership with local businesses at YVR. ⁠