The glitz and glamour of the historic “roof” returns to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

By on March 6, 2014


The Roof
The Roof

 

The granddaddy of all pop-ups will debut in Vancouver in early March, bringing old-world class to the city’s glittering skyline. The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s new space The Roof will operate as a pop-up restaurant through fall 2014 before converting to a full-time function space. First opened in 1939, the classic room became a national icon known for its dinner, dancing, and live performances.

The glamorous space spans the hotel’s 15th floor, surrounding diners with panoramic views of the coastal mountains, soaring high-rises and endless expanse of ocean. Harkening back to the swank glamour of its origins, the restaurant features classic favourites (think oysters, prime rib and Yorkshire pudding) and a sunken bar with guaranteed-to-impress cocktails. The Roof is part of a $12-million renovation that will result in a more classic-contemporary Hotel Vancouver by late 2014.

Photo and article courtesy of Tourism Vancouver’s travel media newsletter for April 2014.