Vancouver Views - Design Bureau

Fairmont Hotel by James KM Cheng Architects; Westbank



Saint-Damase Hotel Furniture has been manufacturing custom furniture and millwork for top hotels for more 25 years. “When working on Fairmont Hotel our drawings were detailed and precise,” says Marc Soucy, vice president of Saint-Damase. “Our goal was simply to integrate their vision into our production methodology.”

Vancouver Views

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

By Amber Gibson

Strong geometric designs and understated elegance reflect the cosmopolitan Vancouver location of the Fairmont Pacific Rim. “This project really reflects the best of the Vancouver landscape,” says Claudia Leccacorvi, a senior associate at architecture firm B+H CHIL Design. “The surrounding nature was a huge inspiration for the palette and natural patterning of the fabrics, carpet, and art.” The hotel showcases 20 types of stone, including an Italian marble staircase that forms the centerpiece of the lobby and the onyx presidential master bathroom. Custom millwork and American walnut furniture complement the granite and limestone used in public spaces. Standard guest suites deliver fresh, silvery champagne tones while gold suites deepen the level of extravagance with a richer palette. “The layering of rich materials and the attention to detail elevate the overall aesthetic of the space without overwhelming the guest,” Leccacorvi says. “The design invites the fantastic views of the Vancouver skyline into the hotel by incorporating the color, textures and lines of the exterior landscape.” She describes the overall minimalist theme of the hotel as “West Coast modern.”

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