The Fairmont Waterfront opened in 1991 and has since become an indelible part of the Vancouver skyline. The glass structure has accommodated everyone from the Queen to Bill Clinton. City or harbour views (or both, if you opt for a corner room) grace the immaculate, spacious and bright rooms, half of which have recently been restyled (with completion for the remainder pegged for 2009). The outdoor pool area is positively grand, as is the herb garden alongside it. There's also a fully equipped gym with eucalyptus steam baths in each changing room.