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The historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is referred to as the ‘Castle in the City’. Its iconic downtown address situates this hospitality offering in a central location, close to some of Vancouver’s biggest cultural and entertainment gems. To update the luxurious Fourteenth Floor Heritage Suites, the CHIL Interior Design team drew inspiration from a former era defined by luxurious travel, visiting monarchs, elaborate garments, brocade fabrics, and royal tapestries. The design commemorates the city’s monumental visit by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, who stayed at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver during its grand opening in 1939. Adorned in gilded and lacquered finishes, bespoke furniture, rich fabrics, layered carpets and wallcoverings, warm woods, and custom millwork, the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite borrows many of its design influences from Art Déco stylings. The art of entertaining is unmistakable in this suite, which was historically used for official meetings and social gatherings.