First opened in 1927, the legendary Hotel Georgia became quickly known as the city’s most fashionable retreat and one of the best hotels in Vancouver. The hotel underwent an extensive renovation in 2011 and was unveiled as Rosewood Hotel Georgia in June2011. After undergoing a full renovation and reopening in 2011 as Rosewood Hotel Georgia, the hotel has been returned to its former grandeur with the additional elegance of extensive amenities and the impeccable service of Rosewood. From the painstaking restoration of old world craftsmanship to the installation of the most luxurious furnishings and latest technology, Rosewood Hotel Georgia offers an unmatched combination of legacy and luxury — a return to the golden age of hotel travel. For generations, guests have indulged in Hotel Georgia’s charming ambience, remarkable service and landmark location.
Entertainment impresario Hugh Pickett’s favourite place to host the immortals of show business he welcomed to Vancouver — from titans of entertainment such as Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Rat Packers Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., and the Rolling Stones, to the divas and prima donnas of opera and ballet — was the Hotel Georgia. By mid-century, the young city of Vancouver was a must for performers as well as a destination of choice for well-heeled travellers. Most of Bing Crosby’s stopovers in the city were en route to Canada’s salmon fishing grounds further north. In 1957, the year Elvis Presley recorded “All Shook Up” and filmed the classic Jailhouse Rock, he also rock ‘n rolled his way to Hotel Georgia’s penthouse suite.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Address: 801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7, Canada
Tel: +1 604-682-5566 www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotel-georgia-vancouver
Style: Historic retreat
Airport: Vancouver International
Breakfast: Yes, own restaurant