The Fairmont Banff Springs or simply the Banff Springs Hotel(also known as “Castle in the Rockies”) is a former railway hotelconstructed in Scottish Baronial style located in Banff NationalPark, Alberta, Canada. The original hotel, designed by Americanarchitect Bruce Price, was built between spring of 1887 and 1888 bythe Canadian Pacific Railway, at the instigation of itsPresident, William Cornelius Van Horne. The hotel was publiclyopened on June 1, 1888. Starting in 1911, a wholly new hotel wasbuilt in stages to replace the 1888 structure. The new hotel wasdesigned by another American architect, Walter S. Painter.Compared with Prices Shingle style-influenced woodenstructure, Painters new hotel was built of concrete and faced withstone.
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