I could not believe how much Vancouver has changed when I went back last week for the annual CSAE conference. The most dramatic changes were the expansion of the VCEC, the almost completed 61-storey Shangri-La and the exciting 47-storey Fairmont Pacific Rim opening up in October 2009.
Construction is currently at level 32 and the expectations are high for this upscale tower that will include 377 luxurious guestrooms and 175 luxury residential suites (levels 26-47). Developers are Westbank and The Peterson Group. This is the latest project of the master-planned Coal Harbour waterfront community.
Residents of the modern tower created by James KM Cheng and designed by Kay Lang & Associates will have access to the service of the 5-star, 5-diamond hotel 365 days a year: 24-hour in room dining, Willow Stream Spa, Fitness center & pool, dining outlets, etc. The Fairmont brand will become a lifestyle for the residents. What more can someone ask? Well maybe Miele and Sub-Zero appliances. Guess again!