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Fairmont Empress Hotel

Identification

Fairmont Empress Hotel
Empress Hotel
113497

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
brick
granite
exposed structure
chateauesque

Usages

hotel

Facts

  • The Empress Hotel was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway.
  • Because the Chateau-style hotel is of national architectural significance, it was designated a National Historic Site in 1980.
  • Afternoon "Tea" is still served at the Empress where a dress code is still enforced.
  • Designed by the same architect as the BC Legislative Buildings.
  • Significant additions were made to the hotel in 1912 and 1929, designed by two architects other than the original architect.

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Location

721 Government Street
V8W 1W5
James Bay
Victoria
British Columbia
Canada

Technical Data

116.14 ft
9
1905
1908
1989
$45,000,000

Involved Companies

construction company, consultant, owner, property management

1989

Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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