The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Structure in General
- Vancouver's tallest building from 1939-1972.
- The distinctive green roof is made of oxidized copper.
- The Grand Opening was on May 25, 1939.
- Fully renovated in 1989 and again in 1999.
- Rushed to completion for the Royal Visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
- The $7 million hotel stalled during the depression taking 10 years from start to finish, with no work performed at all for 5 consecutive years.
- Guest rooms and suites are located on 14 floors.
- This is the third Hotel Vancouver to be built in the city; the first was open 1887-1916, the second 1916-1939, all in different locations downtown.
- Originally was to be named Hotel British Columbia.
- Robin Williams always stays here when in Vancouver.
- The exterior has carvings of mythological figures such as griffins and flying horses, and parapets embellished with Gothic gargoyles with the interior mainly mahogany, brass and crystal.
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings
- City landmark