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 CURRENTS 2012 :: June 10-12, 2012

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The Fairmont Empress
721 Government Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1W5

New rooms now available at The Fairmont Empress at the CPRS conference rate.

Reservations (toll free): 1-800-441-1414
Telephone: 250-384-8111

The Fairmont Empress, commonly known as The Empress, is one of the oldest and most famous hotels in Victoria and an iconic symbol for the city itself.

The hotel has 477 rooms, most of which overlook the Inner Harbour or the property’s rear courtyard gardens.

It is connected by the hotel’s conservatory to the Victoria Conference Centre where the 2012 Canadian Public Relations National Conference will be held.

Guest Rooms and Hotel Facilities:

All rooms at The Fairmont Empress offer high-speed Internet access, bathrobes, cable television with in-room pay movies and Sony PlayStation; ceiling fan; windows that open; coffee maker; hair dryer; iron and ironing board; down-filled duvets; and telephone with voice-mail.

Conference attendees enjoy complimentary use of the Health Club and Fitness Centre which include a fully equipped gym and indoor heated pool and whirlpool area.

The Willow Stream Spa is located at The Fairmont Empress and is open every day:
Sunday to Wednesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Conference Rates:

Delegates to the Currents 2012 Conference are offered the following rates. Note taxes are extra:
Fairmont room: $199
Deluxe room: $269
Harbourview deluxe: $319
Signature room: $379
Junior suite: $349

Fairmont Gold:
Fairmont Gold city view: $349
Fairmont Gold harbourview: $449
Fairmont Gold junior suite: $699

Each extra person sharing a room will be charged an additional $30 per night or $50 per night for Fairmont Gold rooms. There is no charge for children 18 years or under who share with their parents.

Reservations will be accepted until May 10, 2012. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space- and rate-available basis.

Early Departure Fees:
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts charges an early departure fee of $99.50 to guests who depart prior to their confirmed departure date. Guests will be able to change their departure date to an earlier date without charge up to and including the time of check in.

Hotel Cancellation Policy:
Note that at the time of reservation, a refundable booking deposit equivalent to one night room and tax is processed. Cancellation of individual reservations made up to 48 hours prior to arrival will be accepted, and the guest will be refunded their deposit of one night's room and tax. Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to arrival will result in the forfeit of one night room and tax.

Hotel Policies:
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am


The closest airport to The Fairmont Empress is Victoria International Airport, airport code YYJ.

Transportation between the airport and The Fairmont Empress is available by taxi, Akal Airport shuttle and L.A. Limousine and Transportation Services which offers special rates for guests of The Fairmont Empress. For reservations and information, visit

Parking is available below the Victoria Conference Center and The Fairmont Empress. Overnight parking is in effect until 4:00 pm the following day.

As of July 2011, rates are as follows and include in-and-out privileges:
Valet parking: $30 per night
Self-parking: $30 per night

Please see the Front Desk at the hotel for parking passes.