In the winter season in Vancouver, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver sees many people enjoying the popular Canadian snow.
Vancouver's premier hotel located in the heart of the downtown core is one of the grandest buildings amongst the city skyscrapers.
Built in 1939 by the Canadian Pacific Railway after years of hardship due to the great depression and construction delays, it is one of three hotels to bear the name "Hotel Vancouver" until it was bought by the Fairmont chain in the late 1980s.
The hotel still bears the names of many rooms, restaurants and venues found in the second "Hotel Vancouver" which was turned into an administrative building during the Second World War and torn down shortly after. The third Hotel Vancouver was built to be Vancouver's premier hotel for visiting dignitaries and movie stars, with its lavish and opulent decorations, rooms and surrounds. Its opening saw the royal visit of King George the IV and Queen Elizabeth.
Hotel Vancouver was once used by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation as a headquarters for its radio and television offices where it launched careers such as Dal Richards who spent 25 years performing in the Panorama Roof Ballroom.
Recent renovations and upgrades totalling seventy million dollars in the 1990s have ensured its place as Vancouver's most luxurious hotel.
Surrounded by high-end shops and boutiques, it is truly a plastic paradise.
Hotel Vancouver is a popular star studded location; it isn't difficult to catch a glimpse of many famous faces who are filming in famous "Hollywood North" as Vancouver is known.
The outside façade is immortalized in Disney's popular program "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody", as well; the front lobby serves as the Vancouver level in Tony Hawk's Underground game.
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