When it comes to taking a break from the city, Banff National Park is always our go-to. Given the undiluted natural beauty and the accompanying adventure here, it’s not surprising either. Now imagine living, working and playing here indefinitely. That’s what the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are offering!
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hotel collection under the Accor Group, recently announced job openings at its historic hotels in Banff National Park — Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs. And if you’ve so much as googled these places, you don’t need to be told how utterly gorgeous these locations are.
One is etched on the shore of the turquoise Lake Louise and the other is perched atop a forest of pointy fir trees with the Rockies in its backyard. TBH, living amidst these spectacular views, away from the city chaos is reason enough for us to consider taking up a job at either hotel. But they have a lot more to offer. Working for Fairmont has its fair share of irresistible perks, here are 6 of many—
Given that Banff National Park is a desirable, touristy destination, housing here can sometimes get a little heavy on the bank account. But not if you’re working for Fairmont, the hotel chain provides employees with subsidized, clean and safe housing. It’s not mandatory to stay here, of course, but with what you’re getting for this price point, it kind of is the obvious choice.
Both Fairmont Banff Springs & Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise have an in-house staff cafeteria, The Bean, that serves fresh, hot meals to colleagues. As Fairmont employees, you can get one complimentary meal each shift, along with a subsidized price ($4 – $5) for all other meals. And for times when you want to indulge, there is a slew of great culinary experiences to be had, as an employee you get 30% off when dining at the hotel outlets.
When you’re surrounded by all things fun and adventurous, you don’t have to wait for the weekend to enjoy them. You can do it pre-and post-work, all week long. And that’s exactly what you’d be doing when working for Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Hike, bike or snowshoe the beautiful trails, paddle on the turquoise waters of Lake Louise and Bow River, marvel at the gleaming Victoria Glacier at sunrise, or explore the three incredible ski resorts in your backyard — whatever be your chill pill, you’ll find it here.
Hotel Stay Perks
For times when you need a break and want to enjoy the other side of the experience, Fairmont has you covered there too. As a Fairmont Mountain Region employee, you can stay in one of the four mountain locations— Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Chateau Whistler— for a mere $99/night. Plus, you get some seriously dope discounts on all Fairmont and Accor properties worldwide.
Providing exceptional service and creating unforgettable experiences is something Fairmont is known for. Of course, when it comes to appreciating their staff, they spare no expense. From epic employee parties to grand holiday galas and everything in between.
As a brand that truly values internal development, the Accor Group provides all employees with plenty of growth opportunities. From skill-building and training programs to opportunities to move into leadership roles, there’s a lot of scope. Especially, given that the group manages over 5,000 properties in more than 100 countries, you will be able to grow your career while seeing the world.
Told ya, the perks were irresistible. Before you make the big move, take a look at each hotel’s dedicated lifestyle and job websites, Fairmont Banff Springs Jobs and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Jobs, to learn more about working and living in Banff National Park. Frankly, if we could do anything other than writing, we would have pounced on the opportunity.