20 historic photos of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Dec 19 2017, 7:57 pm

Vancouver’s iconic Rosewood Hotel Georgia was recently ranked as the second best hotel in Canada by Trivago’s inaugural Top Hotel Awards.

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It’s a fitting reward for the Hotel Georgia, which has been a mainstay of Vancouver’s cultural landscape since first opening in 1927. And, in honour of its recent ranking, we decided to look back at the hotel’s illustrious 89-year history.

The Hotel Georgia in 1927, the year of its opening

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City of Vancouver Archives

1927

Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

1927 On the street outside the Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Hotel Georgia’s Chefs

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

1931

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City of Vancouver Archives

The elevators and lobby

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

1931

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City of Vancouver Archives

The ballroom at the Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

1935 – 10th Battalion C.E.F. Dinner at the Hotel Georgia

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City of Vancouver Archives

Company meeting

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

1940s – A Frigidaire sales display at the Hotel Georgia

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City of Vancouver Archives

1944

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City of Vancouver Archives

1946 – Military parade on Georgia Street

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City of Vancouver Archives

City of Vancouver Archives

City of Vancouver Archives

1947 – A parade marking the first day of the PNE

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City of Vancouver Archives

1950 – Banquet at a sale convention at the Hotel Georiga

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City of Vancouver Archives

City of Vancouver Archives

City of Vancouver Archives

The Hotel Georgia at night

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

1960 – 48th Grey Cup Parade

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City of Vancouver Archives

1981

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City of Vancouver Archives