FAIRMONT PACIFIC RIM WELCOMES THE RETURN OF OAKRIDGE X PAC RIM PATIO
-Summer heats up at Fairmont Pacific Rim with Outdoor Patio, Food Truck, Cocktails and More –
To kick off the 2022 summer season, Fairmont Pacific Rim has partnered with Oakridge and Westbank to create another unique outdoor pop-up patio experience with delicious fare and refreshments, officially opening on Thursday, June 9 at 12:00 p.m.
Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Executive Chef Damon Campbell’s food truck stands center stage of the patio, serving a playful menu of appetizers, mains and refreshing desserts. Guests can choose from an array of signature dishes such as the Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl with ginger rice, avocado, tomato, cucumber, radish and crispy onion, Crispy Thai Chicken Wings with soya lime and cilantro, and the West Coast Crab & Shrimp Sandwich with preserved lemon and tarragon crème fraîche on a toasted bun – perfect for outdoor dining or packaged for take-away to enjoy while exploring Vancouver. To accompany Campbell’s dishes, award-winning Creative Beverage Director Grant Sceney has assembled a line-up of refreshing libations, with agave-centric cocktails like the Sandía Margarita with tequila, Aperol, watermelon, grapefruit, lime and Tajín, and the Chilosa Margarita with Don Julio Blanco, mezcal, cointreau, pineapple, lime and firewater, alongside an extensive selection of craft beers and local and international wines.
“We are thrilled to welcome guests back to the front plaza for our third summer pop-up patio,” said Regional Vice President and Fairmont Pacific Rim General Manager, Jens Moesker. “Chef Damon and the entire Fairmont team have created something special where hotel guests – and the entire Vancouver community – can come together, beat the summer heat, and enjoy some great food and drinks, all the while enjoying live music and other programming.”
The Pacific Rim plaza, intended to reflect the design of the 10-acre Oakridge Park, is inspired in equal parts by the rice terraces of Southeast Asia and the coastal temperate rainforests of British Columbia. The grassy patio is defined by distinct, carved hills creating topographic forms, with more than 50 seats, accented by individual fire pits, lounge areas, and umbrella-topped tables.
“Doing a patio pop-up on the plaza of the Pacific Rim has become a bit of a tradition for us,” says Westbank Founder, Ian Gillespie. “It’s something we do every summer and winter, to offer an interesting outdoor dining experience for our guests and visitors. Similar to the hotel, where we are constantly renovating and redesigning each aspect, we are always looking to layer on new details to this block of Coal Harbour in the goal of creating a more inspiring environment. The Oakridge x Pac Rim Patio pop-up is another way we are attempting to contribute a unique experience to our city. We hope people enjoy it.”
The outdoor patio will be open Thursday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with live music daily on Fridays and Saturdays until 8:00p.m., and until 6:00 p.m. every Thursday and Sunday. House Concepts will be hosting outdoor fitness classes on June 11 for Global Wellness Day. Visit houseconcepts.com to register.
Seating for the Pop-up Patio is available on a first come first serve basis. Activities are weather dependent with updates shared in real time on Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Facebook and Instagram stories. Rain or shine, The Lobby Lounge and RawBar is open for daily service from 11:00 a.m. until late.
Pacific Northwest and Alberta residents looking to make the most of the patio can enjoy the Stay Local offer which includes up to 15% off your stay and complimentary parking.
About Fairmont Pacific Rim
Fairmont Pacific Rim – Vancouver’s definitive luxury hotel – was rated the World’s Best Business Hotel by Condé Nast Traveler readers and awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Ratings. This ultramodern downtown hotel offers unobstructed mountain and harbour views, combining the best of the Pacific Rim in its architecture and décor. The hotel features two eclectic dining destinations, resort-style Willow Stream Spa, rooftop and pool sundeck, lavish guestrooms, and a variety of the city’s most luxurious suites.
Westbank is a practice dedicated to the creation of inspiring environments. Established 30 years ago, we are a private company that partners with likeminded global organizations to become ever more impactful, concentrating primarily on large on projects in our core cities of focus: Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, Tokyo and San Jose. As a global leader in net zero development and the co-owner of one of North America’s largest district energy providers, we are committed to largescale net-zero carbon initiatives. Our body of work includes residential, hotels, retail, creative workspace, district energy, affordable housing, exhibitions and public art, with over $50B of projects completed or under development. As our practice has evolved, we have woven together an ecosystem of cultural enterprises including restaurants, gyms, spas, music venues, private members clubs, fashion, dance schools and food halls. We bring this ecosystem to life through collaborations with some of the most talented artists, architects, designers, and entrepreneurs in the world. We look for every opportunity to strengthen the bonds that unite us – to bring people together and help build more inspiring, sustainable communities. Through these and other endeavors, our evolution continues as we become a cultural platform for the creative city. www.westbankcorp.com
About Oakridge Park
Vancouver’s cultural hub and our city’s designated new town centre, Oakridge Park will be an urban enclave defined in equal terms by its landscape and its people, organized around a nearly 10-acre park. Elegant towers extruding organically from the landscape will support a quality of life and work that draws on a past steeped in raw natural beauty to represent the future. Oakridge Park will be a crossroads for living, working, connecting, learning, creating and exploring – celebrating nature as an integral part of who we are and what makes Vancouver one of the most livable cities in the world. Its organic architecture and infrastructure is designed to dramatically reduce its carbon footprint, while creating an intuitive and serendipitous way of life that evolves constantly, naturally and flexibly. Our vision for Oakridge Park is a testament to the ability of man and nature to coexist. A place for life to unfold. www.oakridgepark.com
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where the intimate equally coexists with the infinite – an unrivaled portfolio of more than 80 extraordinary hotels where grand moments of life, heartfelt pleasures and personal milestones are celebrated and remembered long after any visit. Since 1907, Fairmont has created magnificent, meaningful and unforgettable hotels, rich with character and deeply connected to the history, culture and community of its destinations – places such as The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs in Canada, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, and Fairmont The Palm in Dubai. Famous for its engaging service, awe-inspiring public spaces, locally inspired cuisine, and iconic bars and lounges, Fairmont also takes great pride in its pioneering approach to hospitality and leadership in sustainability and responsible tourism practices. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group counting over 5,300 properties throughout more than 110 countries, and a participating brand in ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a lifestyle loyalty program providing access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences.