The Owner's Suite Collection is Unveiled at Fairmont Pacific Rim in VancouverMusic, art and fashion give each suite an opulent pulse of its own, and Suite Music Package offers ultimate concert experience
Aug 24. 2016
Spheres of influence: a new base in Berlin gives design firm a chance to shineDesign firm Bocci have opened a new venue in Berlin.
Feb 25. 2016
Vincent Van Gogh’s The Bedroom at the Fairmont Pacific RimThe Fairmont Pacific Rim is the only hotel in the world to house the live art installation of Van Gogh.
Feb 23. 2016
Ian Gillespie named #1 on the 2015 Vancouver Magazine Power 50 ListFounder & CEO of Westbank Projects, Ian Gillespie, named "Best in the City"
Dec 03. 2015
The Fairmont Presents "The Art of Development" in Hotel that Helped Define VancouverismLiam Gillick’s “lying on top of a building the clouds looked no nearer than when I was lying on the street” covers floors 5 to 22 of the hotel’s exterior.
Oct 21. 2015
New Exec Chef Nathan Brown freshens up menu at Oru at Fairmont Pacific RimWith a new chef comes the chance for a fresh take on the menu, and at Oru at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, Chef Nathan Brown has done just that.
Apr 27. 2015
Northern LightsVancouver, the cultural and culinary capital of British Columbia, Canada, has a dazzling new attraction: a massive art installation called “16.480” by Omer Arbel for the manufacturing house Bocci.
Apr 27. 2015
Pacific Rim's RawBar Offers Ocean Wise Sushi, Excellent Cocktails & Live MusicThe Lobby Lounge at Fairmont Pacific Rim makes for a one-stop spot for a fun evening
Apr 07. 2015
Art Collection at the Fairmont Pacific Rim16 by Bocci is the latest addition to the hotel's eclectic collection
Mar 20. 2015
Mar 13. 2015
Canadian design firm lights up the Pacific RimBocci's first permanent outdoor public artwork located in Vancouver
Mar 10. 2015
Mar 02. 2015
Fairmont Pacific Rim Voted Best International Hotel for Business TravelPacific Rim Nabs Top Spot in Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards
Feb 09. 2015
Jan 30. 2015
2015 Best Hotels in CanadaFairmont Pacific Rim, Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver & Toronto named top hotels by US News
Jan 27. 2015
TripAdvisor ranks Vancouver hotels rank among the top 25 in CanadaFairmont Pacific Rim rated top 10 hotels in British Columbia
Jan 23. 2015
Dec 06. 2014
Fairmont Pacific Rim Teams Up with Make-A-Wish FoundationA Girl's Dream of Starring in a Music Video Comes True
Nov 27. 2014
Nov 26. 2014
Nov 07. 2014
Nov 07. 2014
Oct 28. 2014
Fairmont Pacific Rim tops list of Vancouver's '10Best' hotelsUSA Today ranks Vancouver's best Cruise Ship Port Hotels
Sep 23. 2014
Fairmont Pacific Rim: One of the Sexiest Pools in CanadaFairmont Pacific Rim takes top honours with urban oasis
Aug 15. 2014
One of the world’s best bartenders works his magic at Fairmont Pacific RimGrant Sceney recently ranked as one of the world’s top six bartenders in the 2014 World Class competition
Aug 07. 2014
Mar 12. 2014
Working with mcfarlane green biggar Architecture + Design Inc. and Jim Cheng, we conceived of the Fairmont Paciﬁc Rim lobby as a live music venue. We thought that the energy of really talented musicians combined with the design and the architecture could help create a unique identity for the property. The concept is to have live music every night and to have one or two popular musicians perform every three to four months. In Toronto at our new Shangri-La Hotel, we will again create our own unique musical identity.
The evolution from being purely a development company to also having a number of operating businesses with the hotels has added a great deal of richness to the Westbank experience. We are on a steep learning curve and I am very optimistic that the hotels will be great long-term assets. Already we have the two top hotels in Vancouver and the Fairmont Paciﬁc Rim is regarded as one of the best hotels in North America. Less than a year from opening Shangri-La Toronto, I am conﬁdent that it will be one of the ﬁnest hotels in North America.
Like every one of the artists we have had the good fortune to work with, Liam Gillick is an incredibly intelligent person. Working on this installation concurrently with Stan Douglas’s Abbott & Cordova, August 7, 1971 at Woodward’s was a highlight of 2008. Bob Rennie has had a major impact on educating me and developing my interest in art. He’s one of North America’s most respected contemporary art collectors and also an American Patrons of Tate Trustee of the Tate Modern. Bob’s passion for art has greatly inﬂuenced the integration and importance of art in Westbank’s projects.
My business partner Ben Yeung’s religious beliefs have had a discernible impact on our business and team culture. I have gained a great deal of insight and awareness from my friendship and partnership with Ben. All Westbank/Peterson joint ventures have groundbreaking, openings and various other events around the Chinese Calendar, which contains information on the auspicious and inauspicious days and timing for important events.
lying on top of a building the clouds looked no nearer than when I was lying on the street
This passage, in the artist’s signature choice of Helvetica bold, occupies ﬂoor ﬁve through 22, provides a demarcation between the hotel and the additional 25 ﬂoors of luxury residential suites above. The two-foot high letters stand proud on the building’s exterior along narrow concrete ﬁns that sharply turn to accentuate the building’s most public corner.
Origami Light Sculpture
Intended to emphasize folding as one of the key visual elements of the restaurant, a spectacular 180 feet long by 5 feet wide origami paper sculpture was designed by mcfarlane green biggar Architecture + Design Inc. and executed by Joseph Wu, a local origami master, to run the length of the restaurant.