October 1, 2012
Life of luxury
The historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia sits in recently-restored glory at the corner of Georgia and Howe Streets, but now there’s a shimmering new Vancouver landmark adjacent to it that includes some of the most desirable condominium homes in the world. The Private Residences at The Hotel Georgia are aimed at people who expect the very best and insist on maximum convenience. Bruce Langereis, president of Delta Land Development Ltd., believes that the hotel’s proximity is a huge benefit for residents.
“In its first year, the hotel has won a wide range of accolades – both from major international magazines and within the Rosewoood group itself. No luxury condos in Vancouver are involved with a hotel of this class,” he said. Travel & Leisure Magazine recently voted the Hotel Georgia one of the best new hotels in the world. He added: “The quality of the homeowners’ experience in The Residences is a function of the quality of the hotel – Rosewood Hotel Georgia is No. 1.”
Purchase a Private Residence at the Hotel Georgia and the hotel’s many amenities await. The fitness centre, 52-foot indoor saltwater lap pool and Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, keep your body in tune, while round the clock concierge and security services are always at your disposal. The tantalizing cuisine of the hotel’s world-class ‘Hawksworth’ Restaurant is available in the ambiance of the opulent restaurant itself or in the comfort of your home. Valet parking, housekeeping and in-home dining services – the finishing touches – bring the ultimate hotel experience home.
Within the Private Residences tower, an exclusive residents’ lounge is available for socializing or business meetings, together with a professionally designed state-of-the-art video theatre, billiards room and an exquisite boardroom. Hotel conference rooms may be reserved for residents. Except for the pool and fitness facilities built into strata fees, residents access to hotel services and amenities are on a preferential a la carte basis.
Located close to some of the best shopping and dining in the country, The Residences is a limited edition of unique homes offering spacious floor plans, gourmet kitchens, spa-style ensuites and, of course, breathtaking ocean, mountain and city views. “People think that because we’re right in the middle of the city, we have no views, but this is absolutely not the case, we have gorgeous water and mountain views,” said Langereis.
The building itself boasts dramatic leading-edge design by IBI/HB Architects. The double-height private entry lobby features floor-to-ceiling glass and an impressive Swarovski chandelier. Concierge services operate on a 24/7 basis. Close by are major corporate head offices and the city’s SkyTrain service is just a short walk away. Major sports, conference and exposition facilities are nearby, as is the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Langereis is particularly proud of suite layouts at The Residences. “There are lots of fine luxury condos in Vancouver, but we believe we’ve been particularly successful with the unique layouts and there’s nothing to match them. Making good use of available space is critical and that’s exactly what we’ve done,” he said. Floor plans include two-, three- and four-bedroom homes with interiors by award-winning Mitchell Freedland Design.
Suites are accessed via oversized mahogany veneer doors with satin brass inlay detailing. Kitchens have Miele appliance packages and most homes have a wine fridge. Bathrooms feature Thassos white marble flooring and in-floor heating. Homes are pre-wired for today’s electronic communications and entertainment lifestyle.
These impressive condos are destined to become among Vancouver’s most prestigious addresses and the 48-floor tower, a key landmark. Concluded Langereis: “Because of recent City of Vancouver planning studies in the downtown area, it’s unlikely that another project like this one will be built. It’s a unique opportunity that may never be repeated.” Prices start at $1.4-million.
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