The Rosewood Hotel Georgia
A Vancouver Tradition
From its opening in 1927 onward, the Hotel Georgia was never Vancouver’s largest hotel. Instead it was Vancouver’s favorite. It was the first choice for visiting celebrities such as Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley.
The singer Nat “King” Cole stayed here, as did real royalty: Edward, Prince of Wales, and George, Duke of Kent, both future Kings of England.
Other celebrity guests include John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, John Barrymore, The Supremes, George Burns & Gracie Allen, Errol Flynn, Lena Horne, Harry Belafonte, Jack Benny, Gary Cooper and Bette Davis.
Vancouver judges and lawyers took meals here before crossing Georgia Street to work at the courthouse. Two radio stations broadcast from the hotel, and the legendary Dal Richards lead the house band every evening.
Under our watchful eye The Rosewood Hotel Georgia has undergone a $120-million facelift, returning it to its rightful place as Vancouver’s premier boutique hotel. Throughout the hotel, colorful contemporary artworks accent historic mahogany paneling and carved columns, creating a familiar, prestigious atmosphere that manages to be very much of the moment.
With the addition of the award-winning Hawksworth Restaurant, the open-air ambience of Reflections outdoor lounge and the Prohibition bar for late night music lovers, it is little wonder that Condé Nast Traveler rated the Rosewood Hotel Georgia one of the world’s best hotels.