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Old Posted Sep 23, 2007, 11:40 PM
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Arrow VANCOUVER | Residences at the Hotel Georgia | 515 FT / 157 M | 48 FLOORS

The Private Residences at the Hotel Georgia

The Private Residences are located next to the historical 12-storey 1927 landmark Hotel Georgia in the luxury district of Vancouver, and will house 155 stunning condominiums. The new tower, in which the Private Residence will be housed, is located on Howe Street and will feature striking canted facades and refracting surfaces.

The Private Residences are true luxury residences with interior design by Mitchell Freedland and distinctive architecture by IBI/HB. Residents will have access to all of the services and amenities offered to the patrons of the Hotel Georgia, including fitness trainers, pool, steam room, sauna, 24 hour concierge, valet, and room service. The Hotel Georgia development combines heritage preservation with an envelope-pushing high-rise development.

Built in 1927 in the Georgian revival style, the hotel presents luxury and elegance at its finest and was designed in the classical beaux-arts tradition, one of the last hotel’s in Vancouver to boast of this.

Wanting to add some contemporary flair to the elegant chandeliers and finely polished wood, the Georgia will soon see a number of not-so-slight nips and tucks that include building the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia which will be situated between the 14th and 48th floors of a sleek new tower. Of course, a renovation with a price tag this steep means that the hotel’s private residences will cater mostly to jet-owners and business tycoon types wishing to add a downtown address to their name. The Georgia has never fostered a reputation as a run-of-the-mill hotel.

Suites will range from 630 to 3,700-square feet, not including a penthouse that will take up the entire 48th floor. Suites will come with a balcony or deck and will available in 1,2 and 3 bedroom sizes. Of course, residents will be able to enjoy all the modern amenities of the hotel including its 55-foot by 15-foot pool, yoga and Pilates studio, spa services and dry cleaning facilities.

The 7,143-square foot penthouse offers 360 foot views of the surrounding city, shoreline and mountains. With four bedrooms, four decks, a lounge and wet bar, it gives new meaning to fine living. Also included in the steep price tag (yet to be determined) is a wine room, library, games room, formal dining room for 14 people and a kitchen well equipped to handle any catered event with two dishwashers, two ovens, two fridges, a six-burner stove and a butler’s pantry.

The private residences are expected to sell quickly given their location and the Georgia’s outstanding reputation. Hey, Elvis once stayed here.

According to their website, the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia presents ‘a beautiful mélange of historic elegance and ultra contemporary design,’ and yes, like most condominiums, the ads will likely feature a young, stylish couple enjoying life in their new home.



The tower includes:

- 33 floors of residential with 156 condos,
- 8 floors providing 60,000 sq. ft. of office space,
- 3 floors for hotel usage, 1 floor of retail, 1 mechanical floor
- 7 levels of underground parking.
- major renovation of old hotel

Height: 157 metres/517 feet
Floors: 48
Cost: $400 million
Completion: 2010
Status: approved, construction to commence 2007
Architects: IBI/HB


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Old Posted Sep 24, 2007, 6:13 AM
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Great post referencing Hotel Georgia. When is the construction start?
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 24, 2007, 9:54 AM
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I'm going to have to wait and see with this one. The design is lackluster, so it'll all depend on the materials used.
     
     
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I was thinking the same thing. Not sure if like this or not...
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Ground floor retail stores in the parkade have "Moving Sale" signs up. Demolition should proceed soon.
     
     
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Still don't know how this building passed the UDP and DPB, but I guess we will take anything that is higher than 450 feet high, even if the building has a lacking design.
     
     
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i guess i'm of the few that thinks this project is great. i think it'll add a lot to the skyline...

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I'm gonna wait and see. It looks to me like the standard Vancouver style condo on steroids with a better than average crown on top.
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i guess i'm of the few that thinks this project is great. i think it'll add a lot to the skyline...
I think she will look good on the skyline.......great? have to wait and see the materials used. but the above rendering looks great IMO.
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Well, the building looks a lot better in the rendering than that Scotia tower to the right (uughh).
     
     
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I'm really interested in this building primarily because this shot is nearly my exact view (I'm a little to the left).
I'm wanting to like it but I'm still not sure. I guess we'll just have to wait.



Does anyone know if the glass will have any special properties a la Shangri La? I remember that someone wrote that the beacon on top will change colours regularly. Is that right?
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^Yeah, the roof is supposed to change colours, according to what somebody posted awhile back. I don't know if there is any cool lighting running up the building or anything (I doubt it) but I know there is supposed to be some solar panels along the southern (and maybe also western/eastern) facing curtain wall. They're only for supplementing the building's energy supply though from what I've heard.
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regarding the buildings lighting, i found this on the permit board report:

"Ms. Heyvaerts stated that they have a lighting consultant who came up with a scheme for lighting the building at night. The system will use LED lights and will be used to simulate rain drops on the building elevation. There will also be photovoltaic solar cells that operate the blinds so that they will drop automatically when the sun hits the windows."
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The system will use LED lights and will be used to simulate rain drops on the building elevation.
No need for simulations, we get plenty of the real thing
     
     
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^Exactly what I was thinking.

Sounds like it could look pretty cool though. So what do you all think they mean by "on the building elevation"? Seems a bit vague but would it be safe to assume this means up most of the height of the building? I'm really looking forward to seeing all the new lighting effects going in on some of these newer projects (Shangri-la/Fairmont/West Pender Place etc).
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regarding the buildings lighting, i found this on the permit board report:

"Ms. Heyvaerts stated that they have a lighting consultant who came up with a scheme for lighting the building at night. The system will use LED lights and will be used to simulate rain drops on the building elevation. There will also be photovoltaic solar cells that operate the blinds so that they will drop automatically when the sun hits the windows."
http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/comm...utes/feb26.htm
lol, nice.

so where will these LED lights be installed? on the roof? on the facade?
     
     
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^Exactly what I was thinking.

I'm really looking forward to seeing all the new lighting effects going in on some of these newer projects (Shangri-la/Fairmont/West Pender Place etc).
Me too. I guess Shaw tower really set the precedent for downtown Vancouver. It seems now that every significant project going up has some cool lighting effect.
     
     
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Thanks for the info guys.

It definately makes this project a bit more intriguing.
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American businessman buys $18m downtown condo

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Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
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VANCOUVER - An unnamed Portland, Ore. businessman has paid a record $18 million for a 48th-floor penthouse suite in downtown Vancouver.

The 7,400-square-foot unit in the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia won't be ready for occupancy until 2011, when the $400-million development near Georgia and Howe is completed.

Sotheby's International Realty Canada president Ross McCredie said the buyer wants to remain anonymous, but the Vancouver property will be one of several he owns throughout the world.

"It's not the first time he's bought a penthouse suite in a big city," he said.

McCredie said the unit will feature an "incredible" rooftop deck and custom finishings throughout the suite. Owners of the 155 condos in the development will also have access to services and amenities provided by a restored Hotel Georgia, including round-the-clock concierge and valet services.

McCredie said Vancouver billionaire Jim Pattison bought a unit in the project, as did former prime minister Kim Campbell. He wasn't certain what Pattison bought, but Campbell paid just under $2.5 million for a two-bedroom unit.

The $18-million price for the penthouse suite exceeds the amount paid recently for a 6,500-square-foot, two-level penthouse in the Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver. That unit is believed to have sold for well in excess of its $12-million asking price.

Potential buyers are mulling over a $17.6-million suite on the 60th floor of the Shangri-La development and an $18.2-million price tag for a 6,900-square-foot condo on the 26th floor of 1000 Beach Avenue.

Three units on the 60th floor of the Ritz-Carlton project on Georgia Street have asking prices ranging from $10.8 million to $12.8 million while actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is believed to have listed his 7,500-square-foot suite on the 41st floor of the Shaw Tower for a whopping $19.8 million.


McCredie said more than half of the 155 units for sale in the Hotel Georgia project have been sold since sales began last Friday. More than $200 million in sales took place on opening day, with most being in the $2.5-million-to-$3-million range.

"A lot of local buyers just gulp at those prices but international buyers are not as fazed," he said. "We constantly hear from international buyers that this price point is relatively cheap in their minds."

McCredie plans to market more of the units next month during a sales trip to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Moscow.

Vancouver condo marketer Bob Rennie said penthouse buyers constitute a market unto themselves.

"They're high networth individuals with a lot of discretionary money who want the absolute best," he said. "It's often a second, third or fourth residence for them.

"I know people hate these terms but as Vancouver becomes more of a world-class city and resort city, the takeup of these units is becoming stronger."

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American businessman buys $18m downtown condo

Vancouver condo marketer Bob Rennie said penthouse buyers constitute a market unto themselves.

"I know people hate these terms but as Vancouver becomes more of a world-class city and resort city, the takeup of these units is becoming stronger."
Even *he* acknowledges he's becoming a walking cliche. "World Class, World Class" yawn yawn yawn.
     
     
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