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Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is nestled between the majestic coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver’s spectacular scenery and vibrant lifestyle attracts visitors from across the globe. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – known as the ‘Castle in the City’ - with its chateau-style green-clad copper roof is an architectural landmark in the heart of downtown. A registered heritage property, it symbolizes grandeur and timeless elegance with service and hospitality that has earned a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Rating for four consecutive years.

In spring 2019, the hotel celebrates its 80th anniversary with the completion of a five-year multiphase renovation project showcasing a new lobby and restaurant, 557 new guest rooms including the Fourteenth Floor Heritage Suites, a luxurious redesigned Fairmont Gold, and an addition of 8,000 square feet of function space.

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In updating the Fourteenth Floor Heritage Suites of this historic hotel, the CHIL Interior Design team drew inspiration from a former era defined by luxurious travel, visiting monarchs, elaborate garments, brocade fabrics, and royal tapestries. The design commemorates the city’s monumental Royal Visit by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, who stayed at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver during its grand opening in 1939.
Careful attention was paid to preserve the hotel’s extensive list of heirlooms which included: its guest room doors, made in 1939 of English harewood with bronze inset doorplates; the elaborate bronze hallway doors; the African Sapele wood paneled walls of the elevator lobby accented with solid bronze inlay strips; and the English black walnut veneer-paneled walls of the Lt. Governor Suite originating from a single walnut tree and so skillfully matched that the same markings may be traced symmetrically around the entire room.

Officially opened in 1939 by HRH King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has watched the city grow up around it. In homage to its storied past, the hotel collaborated with international portrait photographer Dennis Gocer of The Collective You to create a photo exhibition that re-imagines eight decades of iconic moments, offering a contemporary lens on traditional storytelling. Captured throughout the property, the scenes convey a timeless fashion story, complemented by diamond jewellery provided exclusively from De Beers Jewellers, including the Mosaic Necklace which boasts 1,314 diamonds and a total carat weight of 145.65 cts. Iconic moments that inspired the new photographs include a celebrity photo opp, a no-nonsense housekeeper with a love for classics, a craftsman that wanted to leave a reminder of the past, and a spirited socialite who has kept residence at the hotel since 1944 without paying a cent for her stay.

  • 'Notch 8' Restaurant and Bar, Named after a train’s top speed, achieved only by the most skilled conductors, Notch8 Restaurant & Bar pays homage to the hotel’s storied history and legacy as a luxury hotel along the Canadian Pacific Railway. Featuring regional fare that includes new favourites and prized classics created by Chef de Cuisine Dennis Peckham, cocktails made popular during pre and post-prohibition times, as well as an extensive wine list. Open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner, lounge, weekend brunch, and afternoon tea.  
  • Finished in time for the royal visit in May of 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) captured the hearts of Canadians during a royal train tour across the country. While in Vancouver, the couple stayed in the hotel and officially opened the property on May 29,1939. Photos of the royal visit, as well as a menu showing they lunched on Crab Supreme and Lamb, are displayed in the hotel’s lower lobby archive area.



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