Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 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 14th floors of the building with a private lounge.
CHIL Interior Design was tapped to reimagine the Fairmont Gold experience showcasing a contemporary design that would blend with the hotel’s heritage. Included in the redesign project was the ninth floor private lounge and 50 guestrooms, including three-bedroom suites. The guestrooms use a palette of deep navy blues, heather gray, gold metals and marbles, and showcase 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.
“We were 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 while selectively updating elements to their original grandeur,” says Adele Rankin, principal and design lead, CHIL Interior Design. “Our goal was to honor the important events that have taken place under the hotel’s magnificent copper roof, reflecting opulence but in a contemporary fashion to give a unique personality.”
Photo: Courtesy of Fairmont