When the Rosewood Hotel Georgia underwent a massive renovation in 2011, it was important for the property to maintain the integrity of its roots. The building—which is a registered cultural heritage site in Canada—actually dates back to the late 1920s.
Throughout the course of its nearly 100-year history, the Hotel Georgia has hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Katharine Hepburn. But it feels more relevant now than ever before, with chic 20s-inspired décor and unparalleled hospitality. We spoke to the hotel’s Managing Director Philip Meyer about which room is the most in demand.
The most requested room:
The Deluxe King Room
What makes it so special:
The room features a beautiful spa-inspired bathroom with heated marble tile floors, a walk-in rain shower, dual sink vanities and a large, luxurious stand-alone spa tub. It also has a wonderful seating area with a couch, chair and executive desk and beds outfitted with Rivolta Carmignani Italian linens. Additionally, these guestrooms feature two large windows offering plenty of natural light and views of the Vancouver city and Vancouver Art Gallery.
Low season starting from $339, high season starting from $439 (CAD).
Your personal favorite:
I love the Rosewood Suite.
With a spacious living and dining area, master bedroom, second double bedroom and rooftop terrace, it is like staying in your own private apartment. Both the guestrooms and rooftop terrace provide sweeping views of Vancouver, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Law Courts. One of the best features of this suite is its private rooftop terrace (only one of two in the hotel), which features a hot tub, grill, lounge chairs and a dining table. Private dinners or receptions can also be held in the suite or on the terrace.
Originally opened in 1927, the hotel has welcomed stars such as Louis Armstrong, Ginger Rogers, Frank Sinatra, Laurence Olivier and the Rolling Stones over the decades. Elvis Presley stayed in the Lord Stanley Suite. When Katharine Hepburn stayed at the hotel in 1950, she invented late-night room service. Preferring to retire for dinner in the privacy of her room, she did not care to frequent the dining room or any other local establishment. It was the first time any hotel in Western Canada kept its kitchen open past midnight.