GEM - Fairmont Banff Springs, Canada

Dipping Pools - Surrounded by an iconic setting, the Fairmont Banff Springs is often known for a destination during the winter months, but it's also a great place any time of year. Set with a backdrop of cascading mountains, the property is known as "the castle in the Rockies" and definitely lives up to its name. It's only a 5-minute drive from the town of Banff, which reminds you of a 'close-to-home' Switzerland, with its quaint walk-able town with many eateries and shops. The views from nearly anywhere are spectacular as its a village surrounded by mountains. Although the hotel has more than 750 rooms, the service and attention to detail is not sacraficed and sets the tone of the entire Fairmont brand worldwide. It is the Willow Stream Spa that makes this property so special. The area is known for its hot springs and the Fairmont Banff Springs does not disappoint. Surrounding the beautiful pool are smaller pools set to different temperatures, allowing guests to relax to a scene of serenity. For a quick getaway in any season, this property will delight your mind, soul and body.