Rosewood Hotel Georgia Preview

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia is slated to re-open with the next few weeks with renovated rooms, restored opulence in the ballrooms, and a high-tech flare.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Rosewood Hotel Georgia with residential tower in the background.

The hotel had been a focal point of downtown Vancouver since 1927, hosting world-famous guests, until it closed to undergo a major restructuring a few years ago. I was fortunate enough to get a sneak-peek a little while ago and was able to snap a few teaser photos while wearing my pink hard hat.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

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Features of the new Rosewood Hotel Georgia:

  • The rooms have doubled in size compared to the old Hotel Georgia, allowing for spacious bathrooms with deep tubs, multiple vanities, and showers.
  • Flat screen TVs, WIFI, digital doorbell and privacy button, all up to date comfort features.
  • Fitness centre, 54′ indoor saltwater lap pool, 24-hour room service.
  • Fine dining options from the hotel (and Chef Ned Bell), the new Hawksworth Restaurant and Bel Cafe (by Chef David Hawksworth) as well as the new underground bar, Prohibition and the 1927 lounge.
  • Chef David Hawksworth

    Hawksworth Restaurant Spanish Ballroom

    Hawksworth Restaurant

    While I only caught glimpses of the art deco detailing, ornate woodwork, and grand chandeliers among wookboots and sawdust, I can tell that a legend has been re-born. The hotel is currently taking reservations for stays after July 1, 2011 but the highly-anticipated Hawskworth Restaurant will be opening this month.

    Renderings: Prohibition & the Spanish Ballroom Source: Rosewood Hotel Georgia.

    In the meantime, they are looking for your memories from the first incarnation of the Hotel Georgia. Head over to their Facebook or this contest site to enter to win a hotel & dining prize package worth $3,000 by sharing your story.

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    1. KatherineThursday, July 14th, 2011 — 7:30pm PDT

      Hmmm, about 40 years ago, plus a few more, I remember often going to the Georgia Hotel to visit a family friend who worked in a hair salon in the basement. I had regular visits at St. Paul’s hospital so we dropped by regularly. We would venture, past the Birk’s clock and into the lobby of the hotel. I remember walking down the stairs, holding the banister as it curved and into the exciting world of the salon. I remember feeling very special sitting in the salon chair, while other ladies had their hair done in various “60’s” styles and heard the latest gossip. And.. the best was feeling ever so grown up, having a mini bottle of Coke. I was living the high life, hanging out at “The Georgia”.

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