VANCOUVER — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been chosen by the Delta Group to manage the legendary Hotel Georgia in Vancouver. Now known as Rosewood Hotel Georgia, the property is currently undergoing a full restoration and is scheduled to re-open in early 2011.
The property will feature 154 guest rooms, including large suites and a separate 48-storey residential tower to be completed in 2012. The hotel will also feature Sense, A Rosewood Spa; a fitness center; indoor swimming pool; nightclub and Hawksworth Restaurant.
Owned and operated by renowned chef David Hawksworth, the restaurant will feature a menu reflecting regional, seasonal ingredients with a uniquely Vancouver-Asian twist. The nightclub inside Rosewood Hotel Georgia will be built on the rich history of the hotel and will feature top musical entertainment in an intimate, sophisticated setting.
First opened in 1927, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia came to be known as Vancouver’s most historic and elegant hotel. Back in the day, the Georgian revival structure welcomed the who’s who of the entertainment world, including Elvis Presley, Nat “King” Cole, Katherine Hepburn and British royalty.
“Vancouver is a vibrant city and Rosewood is delighted to now have a hotel in the heart of this wonderful international gateway city,” said John M. Scott III, Rosewood CEO. “As we commemorate the 30th anniversary of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts this year, I can think of no better way to celebrate than to expand into this beautiful city with this spectacularly restored historic hotel.”
Interior design for Rosewood Hotel Georgia is led by Toronto-based Munge Leung. The primary plan is to revive the hotel’s glamour and elegance. The lobby will once again become a rich vision of dark woods, rich gold and deep reds, while guest rooms will be softly enrobed in light blues, ivory and chocolate brown. The public spaces of the hotel, including the second floor ballroom, will include cornices and mouldings recreated with modern materials and fine details original to the space.