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Delta Group Selects Rosewood Hotels to Manage the Hotel Georgia in
Vancouver, Canada; Opened in 1927, the Historic Property Undergoing
a Full Restoration Scheduled to Reopen in 2011


DALLAS - February 2010 - Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by Delta Group to manage the legendary Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, Canada. Now known as Rosewood Hotel Georgia, the property is currently undergoing a full restoration and is scheduled to reopen early 2011. 

The opening of Rosewood Hotel Georgia will return Vancouver's most historic hotel to its place as one of the select hotels of the world. The property will feature 154 guest rooms, including large suites, and a separate 48-storey residential tower to be completed in 2012. The hotel will also feature Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, a nightclub and Hawksworth Restaurant. 

Owned and operated by renowned Chef David Hawksworth, the restaurant will feature a menu reflecting regional, seasonal ingredients with a uniquely Vancouver-Asian twist. The nightclub inside Rosewood Hotel Georgia will be built on the rich history of the hotel and will feature top musical entertainment in an intimate, sophisticated setting. 


This rendering shows the Hotel Georgia and a 48-storey condo tower that will rise
at Georgia and Howe. The Georgia closes its doors Jan. 2 for a renovation that is
expected to cost between $350 million and $400 million.
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First opened in 1927, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, came to be known as Vancouver’s most historic and elegant hotel. The Georgian Revival structure welcomed the who’s who of the entertainment world, including Elvis Presley, Nat “King” Cole, Katherine Hepburn and British Royalty. It was once and will be again, the premier destination for those seeking the ultimate in hotel accommodation. 

Rosewood Hotel Georgia complements the Rosewood portfolio of great properties, which includes some of North America’s most historic properties, including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel and San Ysidro Ranch, A Rosewood Resort. The Rosewood Hotel Georgia joins King Pacific Lodge, A Rosewood Resort in British Columbia as Rosewood’s second Canadian property and is a Vancouver landmark; a treasured asset of the city that will once again be a revered destination when it reopens. 

“Vancouver is a vibrant city and Rosewood is delighted to now have a hotel in the heart of this wonderful international gateway city,” said John M. Scott III, Rosewood CEO. “As we commemorate the 30th anniversary of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts this year, I can think of no better way to celebrate than to expand into this beautiful city with this spectacularly restored historic hotel.”  Bruce Langereis, President of Delta Land Development is equally pleased with the arrangement. “Vancouver’s historic Hotel Georgia is in the very good hands of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts which respects the history and significance this hotel holds in the hearts of Vancouverites. I know they will be excellent custodians of the hotel.” 

Interior design for Rosewood Hotel Georgia is led by Toronto-based Munge Leung, an award-winning design firm known for exceptional hospitality design. The primary inspiration for the design is to revive the hotel’s glamour and elegance. “This hotel doesn't belong to us as designers,” firm principal Alessandro Munge states, “it belongs to the people of Vancouver.” Munge commends Delta Land Development and Rosewood for their shared vision of and commitment to the historically accurate and reverential restoration of the hotel. The lobby will once again be a rich vision of dark woods, rich gold and deep reds, while guest rooms will be softly enrobed in light blues, ivory and chocolate brown. The public spaces of the hotel, including the second floor ballroom will be Vancouver's finest, with cornices and moldings recreated with modern materials and fine details original to the space. 

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, Rosewood Sand Hill, CordeValle and San Ysidro Ranch in California, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso and Rosewood Mayakobá in Mexico, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. Rosewood also offers Sense, A Rosewood Spa® - featuring treatments reflective of the brand's signature philosophy A Sense of Place® - available exclusively at select properties and now open at Jumby Bay. For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts or Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, please call 888.ROSEWOOD or visit rosewoodhotels.com.

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Contact: 

Kersten Rettig
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
500 Crescent Court, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75201
krettig@rosewoodhotels.com
Telephone: 214.880.4235
 

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Also See: King Pacific Lodge, A Rosewood Resort, Brings Maxim Ridorossi Aboard as the New Chef / April 2006
British Columbia's King Pacific Lodge Initiates Multi-faceted Plan to Reduce the Lodge's Carbon Footprint by 50% Over the Next Five Years / March 2007
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