Hotel Georgia (Vancouver)
Hotel Georgia is a 12 story historic hotel located at 801 West Georgia street in Downtown Vancouver.
It was opened on May 7, 1927. The architects were Robert T. Garrow and John Graham, Sr.
Sold in early 2007 by owner Allied Hotel Properties Inc, the hotel, then operating as the Crowne Plaza Hotel Georgia underwent restoration and was unveiled on July 15th, 2011 as Rosewood Hotel Georgia, managed by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. In the process of the renovation, its 313 rooms were reduced to 155. The building and many portions of the interior are designated as a protected heritage property by the City of Vancouver. The interior design for the renovation was by Toronto-based design firm, Munge Leung. It is a registered cultural heritage site in Canada, with the number 11158 in the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
- Nat King Cole
- Prince of Wales (later the Duke of Windsor)
- Elvis Presley
- Jack Carter
- Louis Armstrong
- The Beatles
- Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
- Errol Flynn died while a guest at the hotel in 1959 (though not in the hotel, but at the nearby apartment of a friend)
- John Wayne
The Private Residences at Hotel Georgia
A 48 story, 156 meter, high-rise residential building has been constructed on the adjoining site of the hotel's parking structure. It is the 2nd tallest tower in the city, after the Living Shangri-La Tower. Both of these developments are new mixed use hotel/residences towers on Georgia Street.
- Official Site of Rosewood Hotel Georgia
- Official Site of The Private Residences at Hotel Georgia
- Redevelopment Report 2007 (PDF)
- Minutes of meeting regarding current development plans (2007)
- Development Board Report for Expansion (2003)- not implemented