Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by Delta Group to manage the legendary Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, Canada. Now known as Rosewood Hotel Georgia, the property is currently undergoing a full restoration and is scheduled to reopen in early 2011.
The opening of Rosewood Hotel Georgia will return Vancouver’s most historic hotel to its place as one of the select hotels of the world.
The property will feature 154 guest rooms, including large suites, and a separate 48-storey residential tower to be completed in 2012. The hotel will also feature Sense, A Rosewood Spa, a fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, a nightclub and Hawksworth Restaurant.
Owned and operated by renowned Chef David Hawksworth, the restaurant will feature a menu reflecting regional, seasonal ingredients with a uniquely Vancouver-Asian twist. The nightclub inside Rosewood Hotel Georgia will be built on the rich history of the hotel and will feature top musical entertainment in an intimate, sophisticated setting.
First opened in 1927, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia came to be known as Vancouver’s most historic and elegant hotel. The Georgian Revival structure welcomed the who’s who of the entertainment world, including Elvis Presley, Nat “King” Cole, Katherine Hepburn and British Royalty. It was once, and will be again, the premier destination for those seeking the ultimate in hotel accommodation.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia complements the Rosewood portfolio of great properties, which includes some of North America’s most historic properties, including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, and San Ysidro Ranch, A Rosewood Resort. The Rosewood Hotel Georgia joins King Pacific Lodge, A Rosewood Resort in British Columbia as Rosewood’s second Canadian property and is a Vancouver landmark; a treasured asset of the city that will once again be a revered destination when it reopens.
“Vancouver is a vibrant city and Rosewood is delighted to now have a hotel in the heart of this wonderful international gateway city,” said John M. Scott III, Rosewood CEO. “As we commemorate the 30th anniversary of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts this year, I can think of no better way to celebrate than to expand into this beautiful city with this spectacularly restored historic hotel.” Bruce Langereis, President of Delta Land Development is equally pleased with the arrangement. “Vancouver’s historic Hotel Georgia is in the very good hands of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts which respects the history and significance this hotel holds in the hearts of Vancouverites. I know they will be excellent custodians of the hotel.”
Interior design for Rosewood Hotel Georgia is led by Toronto-based Munge Leung, an award-winning design firm known for exceptional hospitality design. The primary inspiration for the design is to revive the hotel’s glamour and elegance. “This hotel doesn’t belong to us as designers,” firm principal Alessandro Munge states, “it belongs to the people of Vancouver.” Munge commends Delta Land Development and Rosewood for their shared vision of and commitment to the historically accurate and reverential restoration of the hotel. The lobby will once again be a rich vision of dark woods, rich gold and deep reds, while guest rooms will be softly enrobed in light blues, ivory and chocolate brown. The public spaces of the hotel, including the second floor ballroom, will be Vancouver’s finest, with cornices and moldings recreated with modern materials and fine details original to the space.