History Algonquin
The Tudor-style Alconquin


"A maritime tradition in its second century of impeccable hospitality, The Fairmont Algonquin blends old world charm with modern luxury."
How the Stage was Set HISTORY IN BRIEF 1889: Inauguration of the hotel. 1984: The Province of New Brunswick purchased the hotel. HISTORY IN DETAIL 1883: Establishment of the St Andrews Land Company, the venture behind the Algorquin. 1889, June: Designed in the Tudor style, the hotel opened its doors. Its inauguration was feted by distinguished guests from Canada and the United States, who admired the four storey structure and castle-like facade. The impressive hotel offered 80 guest rooms, with fireplaces in all the larger rooms. First guests paid $3 to $5 per night for a room complete with water closet. One of The Fairmont Algonquin's most sought-after features was the 'cure all' saltwater baths. Saltwater was drawn from Passamaquoddy Bay and held in water tanks in the hotel attic. Guests would immerse themselves in the therapeutic solution in bathtubs designed with four taps - two for fresh water and two for saltwater. The saltwater baths, clean air and local Samson Spring were all believed to have healing properties. Early advertising proclaimed 'No hay fever here!' and drew many wealthy tourists with the promise of good health in elegant surroundings -a haven for rejuvenation. 1903: At this time most guests arrived by train and so it was only fitting that the Canadian Pacific Railway Company took over ownership that year. 1970-73: The hotel was sold to local interests and the Province of New Brunswick leased the property in 1973. 1984: The Province eventually purchased The Fairmont Algonquin along with two golf courses and Katy's Cove private beach in 1984. 1998: The Fairmont Algonquin was named Environmental Hotel of the Year in recognition of its 'green action plan'. The comprehensive program includes reducing, reusing, and recycling practices, and a constant search for new green solutions. 1999: Canadian Pacific spun-off Canadian Pacific Hotels, along with all its properties. The new company was renamed Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in an effort to reflect its growing global presence and ambitions
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Managed by: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
234 Rooms
Alarm clock-radio Armchair Cable television with in-room pay movies and Sony Playstation® Coffee/Tea maker Computer dataport Hair dryer Iron and ironing board Portable fans Telephone with voice-mail
The hotel is located in the charming coastal community of St. Andrews by-the-Sea is one of Atlantic Canada's timeless treasures. Situated a mere 20 miles (32 km) from the U.S. border along magnificent Passamaquoddy Bay, this quaint, historic town provides an idyllic setting with lots to offer.
The Library Lounge & Bistro - relaxing atmosphere, traditional fare ---------------------- The Club House Grill, situated in the majestic setting of the Signature Algonquin Golf Course, offers an intimate relaxing atmosphere with panoramic vistas over Passamaquoddy Bay ---------------------- Right Whale Pub & Grill, traditional English Pub setting. Guests may sample a selection of local brews and a classic pub menu featuring everyone's favorite comfort foods. ---------------------- Passamaquoddy Dining Room blends Old World architecture and bygone tradition. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the beautiful front gardens, the decor and ambiance are surpassed only by the cuisine.
Take advantage of the hotel's prime location on the coast of New Brunswick. View stunning scenery from land or sea, enjoy the clean ocean air and delight yourself with awe-inspiring whale sightings in the nearby Bay of Fundy. Don't miss the charming seaside town of St Andrews-by-the-Sea, Canada's first seaside resort town.
Algonquin Golf Course & Academy. For over 100 years, golfers have travelled to this charming seaside spot to test their skills, yet golf has changed and so has The Fairmont Algonquin Golf Course. Redesigned in 2000 by the renowned Thomas McBroom, the course will delight and challenge golfers of every level. ----------------------- The outdoor swimming pool is open June through September. ----------------------- Other outdoor activities include hiking, and biking. ---------------------- Health CLub & Spa / Fitness Centre
Over 19,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a selection of meeting rooms that can accommodate between 15 and 400 people, business services, and high-speed Internet access in selected guest rooms.
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Country: Canada
City: St. Andrews
Opening date: 1915

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General Manager Josiph Klein


St. Andrews-by-the-Sea 184 Adolphus Street
NB E5B 1T7 Canada, St. Andrews

Tel: +1-506-529 8823
Fax: +1-506-529 7162

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