*image from hotel gallery
If you are a discerning 5-star tourist or history-buff, are accustomed to being pampered, pride yourself on elegance and the finer things in life or, consider ‘uber-luxury’ your middle name, then you may want to call the historic Rosewood Georgia Hotel (built in 1927), your temporary home on your next visit to Vancouver, British Columbia. In fact, you might enjoy your stay so much you decide to purchase a private residence.
It is said people leave a part of their soul wherever they go and perhaps that is the secret of the the hotel’s success; it’s foundation rests on the essence of many celebrities and even British Royalty! Let your imagination run wild knowing you have joined the ranks of such guests as Elvis Presley, John Wayne, Nat “King” Cole, Katharine Hepburn, Louis Armstrong, the Beatles and even Errol Flynn who, apparently died (while a registered guest) at a friend’s house in the city. Legend has it his body was propped in the lobby of the hotel and an extravagant party ensued! However untrue, it certainly is a fascinating story.
If the walls could speak and show you what they have seen you would be entertained for days, as if a member of the audience to black and white films, complimented by fabulous music of the day.
Elvis Presley for example, when staying at the Rosewood Georgia in 1957, was faced with rioting crowds who destroyed his stage after his performance. It would be quite logical then, to imagine his need to relax and unwind back in his room. Is it the room you’ve just booked? Perhaps!
Elaborate history aside, the hotel currently boasts a newly renovated and luxurious atmosphere that is top-notch! If you love the feel of heated marble on your toes, washing your cares away in a 50 ft swimming pool, sight-seeing from the backseat of a chauffeur driven Bentley, then you have found one of the best luxury hotels in the city, in the world.
Peter Bruyere, Director of Sales & Marketing explains, “Rosewood Hotel Georgia offers an unmatched combination of legacy, luxury and old world charm that you don’t often see in hotels anymore. This starts with impeccable service that exceeds expectations, combined with a location that is authentic and historic, yet very modern and urban at the same time.”
The city’s charm is evident in many hotels in the area but this one stands above the rest when it comes to the intuitive interpretation of guests needs and preferences. It is award winning, offers the finest dining and luxurious home-away-from-home amenities. The attention to detail in their perks and customer service is what elevates the hotel’s status among competing accommodations; they absolutely spare no expense in order to please you!
Condé Nast Traveler (Best hotels in the world 2012), describes the luxurious atmosphere of the Rosewood Georgia as, “Quiet and ease in the middle of the city’s bustle. Rooms are plush, with pillow-top mattresses, heated bathroom floors, and rainfall showers. Staff are attentive and gracious but know when to leave you alone. Perks include a soothing saltwater lap pool, a Bentley that will take you on a shopping excursion or a tour of Stanley Park, and a fragrance butler who will come to your room, gratis, with a choice of 11 scents—six for women, four for men, and a unisex one for either. Hawksworth is one of the best restaurants in the city (try the short rib appetizer and the Yarrow Meadows duck breast).”
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*This article is published at Examiner.com