Rosewood Hotel Georgia
What We Love
- Culinary hot spot Hawksworth draws locals and guests alike
- Impeccable, intuitive service
- Cocktails at the super-swish rooftop restaurant and bar, Reflections
What To Know
- Swimming pool is indoors
- City locale means a buzzing social vibe
- Fitness center is open 24/7
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Georgian Revival. Toronto-based interior design firm Munge Leung blended a modern, sophisticated look with the historical style of the 156-room hotel. They preserved Art Deco details including Italian marble flooring, the fireplace and elevators with original brass dials. The Rosewood currently has the largest private collection of Canadian art in Canada, curated by Vancouver-based Farmboy Fine Arts.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms, in a palette of ivory, chocolate and powder-blue, have sleek Deco-inspired furnishings, such as pearlized leather loungers and quilted headboards. Well-styled accessories include a vintage-look brass clock, mercury glass bottles and a chevron throw. Spa-style marble and dark wood bathrooms feature a deep soaking tub, a luxury shower and bamboo-and-lemongrass-scented Ohne bath amenities. Thoughtful extras include Nespresso machines and fully stocked bars.
The hotel has a huge local following thanks to chef David Hawksworth, who prepares stunningly fresh, inventive fare (think hamachi sashimi with passion fruit, jalapeño, coconut and white soy, and roasted halibut with wild mushrooms and bottarga). There’s also the super-swish rooftop restaurant and bar, Reflections, and the business-friendly 1927 Lobby Lounge. Or you can linger over pastries and coffee at Bel Café. Other on-site offerings include a spa with cult-favorite Intraceuticals facials, a 52-foot indoor saltwater lap pool and a business center.
In the Area
Since the Rosewood is located so centrally, walking is easy. Culture vultures will want to check out the Vancouver Art Gallery, right across the street, and the Pacific Centre shops are also just a stone’s throw away. Hit the Diamond Restaurant and Cocktail Bar for pulled pork tacos, yucca fries and great drinks; for an upscale mix of French and Pacific Northwest, slide into L’Abattoir for milk-braised pork shoulder and black kale. Over on Robson Street, Vancouver’s shopping district, sample the hyperlocal fare (pork cracklings, bison tongue ravioli, beet and cress salad with black pepper praline) at Forage. And, of course, no food lover’s trip to Vancouver is complete without a trip to the Granville Island Public Market.
How to Get There
Pre-booked and pre-paid for 5 nights at end of September. The lack of facilities turned a 5 star luxury stay into a 1 star misery. Restaurants, lounges and bars closed. No room service. Minimal room make up/cleaning. No concierge services. No cleaning of common parts. Waking up every day to chanting, drum banging and horn blowing pickets. Having to cross picket lines going in and out of hotel.
The hotel offered to give us another room but explained this would make little difference to disturbance and would not be as large as the room we’d booked.
No attempt to offer refund and help us find an alternative hotel.
Management staff members on duty were polite but could only offer bland “we’re sorry” statements. No recognition that that they were offering only a tiny part of the facilities and quality we had paid for.
I cannot comment on the rights and wrongs of the strike. But what I saw of the management’s ethics, competence and honesty, leads me to suspect that right is on the side of the strikers.
Stayed 5 nights for my sons Wedding, everything was perfect, great location close to shops and restaurants, walkable to Stanley Park and close to Canada Place. Good size rooms for a city centre hotel, excellent staff and service throughout, worth the extra cost....
All the rest of the high end hotels have settled with the workers’ union for raises and the willingness to provide “emergency buzzers” to women cleaning rooms by themselves. Don’t stay here till they settle. The workers are the ones who keep everything clean!