Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, an architectural landmark in Downtown Vancouver, Canada, completed the final phase of a five-year $75 million renovation project with the unveiling of its newly redesigned Fairmont Gold, the brand’s “hotel within a hotel” experience located on the ninth and fourteenth floors of the heritage building, complete with a private lounge that offers dedicated concierge service.
After delivering the restoration of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Fourteenth Floor Heritage Suites, CHIL Interior Design was commissioned to reimagine the Fairmont Gold experience to showcase a contemporary design that would blend in with the hotel’s heritage. Included in the redesign project was the ninth floor private lounge, and 50 guestrooms, including three-bedroom suites featuring a living room, kitchen and dining room that can seat up to 10 guests.
The guestrooms utilize a palette of navy blues, gray, gold metals and marbles, and feature axminster wool custom carpets with large scale patterns. Special attention was paid to existing architectural elements, such as the original plaster crown moldings, woodwork, decorative built-in fireplaces and shelving. Where inconsistencies appeared, artisans were brought in to replicate and repair the old world details. The guestrooms also feature modern amenities, and multifunctional pieces that can be used for dining, conversational seating and relaxing.
According to Adele Rankin, principal and design lead at CHIL Interior Design, the goal of the redesign was to honor the events that have taken place under the hotel’s copper roof. The design team was particularly inspired by the hotel’s Royal Visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939, and wanted the design concept to celebrate the historical significance and prominence of the event while adding updated elements.
Adam Laker is the GM of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.