VANCOUVER — The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has opened its new 8,000-sq.-ft. meeting space with eight additional rooms as part of a $55-million renovation project.
Opened August 8, the new Discovery Floor Wing will be used for mid-sized gatherings and is the latest in a series of revitalization projects that will see the hotel completely renovated for its 80th anniversary in 2019.
Featuring five distinct meeting rooms, the new Discovery Floor Wing takes its name from the spectacular Discovery Islands located on Canada’s west coast, with each room named for an island.
The Saltspring Island Room is the largest at more than 1,900 sq. ft. With soundproof air walls and expansive windows that overlook the Vancouver Art Gallery, it also converts into banquet-hall space or individual breakout rooms. The Edgecombe Island Room offers a 300-sq.-ft. space for smaller meetings.
The Pender Island Room boasts more than 1,500 sq. ft. of space while the Quadra Island Room offers 500 sq. ft. The Langara Room and Bowen Island Room feature permanent boardrooms, large windows, plush leather swivel chairs and a 52-inch large-screen monitor for executive meetings.
With the addition of the Discovery Floor, the hotel now offers 24 function rooms, two grand ballrooms and 63,000 sq. ft. of flexible space.