Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the opening of Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver on the 7th May 2011, exactly 84 years to the day that the hotel first opened its doors in 1927. Following a full restoration of this celebrated city landmark, Vancouver will welcome back its most historic hotel.
“Vancouver is already a vibrant city and we hope that the opening of Rosewood Hotel Georgia will bring a new buzz to the heart of it,” said Robert Boulogne, Rosewood COO. “We have worked with local craftsmen to recreate this magnificent iconic landmark to bring it back to its former glory, with a modern twist. It is a delight to have the property in the Rosewood portfolio.”
Originally opened in the decadent 1920s, the hotel came to be known as Vancouver’s most elegant retreat attracting British Royalty and Hollywood stars, with its musical roots including legendary guests such as Elvis Presley, Ginger Rogers, Frank Sinatra and the Rolling Stones. With this irreplaceable history Rosewood Hotel Georgia has been revived to its former glory with the help of the interior design team at Toronto-based Munge Leung. The firm, known for exceptional hospitality design has used the hotel’s historic glamour and elegance as the inspiration for the project, keeping much of the original design features including the ornate 1920’s lobby clock and restoring the cornices and other original features around the reception, ballroom and many of the public areas.
On top of its original grandeur Rosewood Hotel Georgia will reach new heights with the extensive amenities and impeccable service that Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is famous for. These amenities include nearly 10,000 square feet of deluxe banquet and meeting facilities, 24-hour in-room dining, Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a 54’ indoor salt water lap pool that reflects shimmering movement and light over a dramatic porte-cochère, designed to create a real sense of arrival.
The property features 155 rooms and suites that will be the height of sophistication against the remarkable backdrop of the restored hotel. Decorated using a palette of light blues, ivory and chocolate with the finest furnishings and spa-inspired bathrooms these accommodations will allow guests to embrace the significant elegance present throughout the hotel. Rosewood Hotel Georgia will also offer two exceptional Penthouse Suites, the Lord Stanley Suite and the hotel’s signature Rosewood Suite, both featuring a private rooftop terrace complete with stunning city skyline views, outdoor hot tub and fireplace.
With a view to resurrecting its iconic standing as the social hub of the city, Rosewood Hotel Georgia offers a number of dynamic public spaces for dining, entertaining and nightlife. Operated by one of Canada’s top chefs, David Hawksworth, the ‘Hawksworth’ Restaurant will captivate guests with culinary delights and Contemporary Canadian Cuisine that reflects regional, seasonal ingredients with a uniquely Vancouver-Asian twist. Set over 2,800sqft of floor space ‘Hawksworth’ also includes a seated bar and lounge area plus a first floor private dinning room, overlooking the Art Gallery.
‘Prohibition’, Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s underground vaulted cocktail lounge is built on the rich history of the hotel and will feature top musical entertainment in an intimate, sophisticated setting. Talented Hotel Chef Ned Bell will oversee exceptional on premise dining; at Prohibition; the hotel’s lobby bar named 1927; in-suite dining; banquets & events and the picturesque fourth floor patio.
Set in the city’s buzzing Downtown district, Rosewood Hotel Georgia is close to luxury boutiques, the Vancouver Art Gallery, theatres, entertainment and business districts. If the great outdoors is more to a guests taste then the spectacular natural environment that surrounds the city offers the answer. With mountains, oceans and wildlife providing a natural adventure playground! The Rosewood Hotel Georgia joins King Pacific Lodge, A Rosewood Resort in British Columbia as Rosewood’s second Canadian property and will be a treasured asset once again for the city.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia first opened its doors on Saturday May 7th 1927 and will reopen on Saturday May 7th 2011, exactly 84 years later. The lobby clock stopped at 11.07am and will start again at 11.08am when Rosewood Hotel Georgia will welcome its very first guests.