Hotel Georgia (Vancouver)
|Hotel Georgia (Vancouver)|
The Rosewood Hotel Georgia in 2018
|Location||801 West Georgia Street|
Vancouver, British Columbia
|Opened||May 7, 1927|
|Renovated||July 15, 2011|
|Number of rooms||155|
|Rosewood Hotel Georgia Official Site|
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 15, 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 (decoy booking to avoid fans)
- 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 metre, high-rise residential building has been constructed on the adjoining site of the hotel's parking structure. It is the 3rd tallest tower in the city, after the Living Shangri-La Tower and the Trump International Hotel and Tower. All three of these developments are new mixed use hotel/residences towers on Georgia Street.
- Luxton, Donald (2003). Building the West: The Early Architecture of British Columbia. Vancouver, British Columbia: Talonbooks. p. 501. ISBN 0-88922-474-9.
- "A Vancouver Legend Returns: Rosewood Hotel Georgia" (Press release). Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. July 5, 2011. Retrieved November 15, 2018.