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.
Features of the new Rosewood Hotel Georgia:
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.
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.