The Art of Romance: Legacy, Luxury and Glamour at Rosewood Hotel Georgia

May 9, 2012

Jason Matlo launches stunning 2012 Bridal Collection with jewellery by Tiffany & Co. in historic hotel’s elegant and iconic Spanish Ballroom

VANCOUVER, BC - Within the storied walls of Vancouver’s most historic and elegant luxury boutique hotel, celebrated designer Jason Matlo launched his 2012 bridal collection last night, with exquisite jewellery designs by Tiffany & Co.

First opening its doors in 1927, the Hotel Georgia came to be known as Vancouver's most elegant retreat. Home to Hollywood legends and British royalty, the past 85 years have witnessed countless weddings, engagements and romantic tête-à-tête’s within its graceful surrounds. Re-opening in July 2011, the new Rosewood Hotel Georgia revealed a loving restoration; timeless design stayed true to the hotel’s glamourous past with many original features meticulously restored. In the Spanish Ballroom, where Matlo’s runway show took place, decorative cornices and crown mouldings resemble the original 1920s design with simple understated colours creating unique ambiance.

Says Matlo of his new bridal collection, “Classic couture shapes and details are inspired by 1950s, silhouettes with retreated waist lines and gathered full skirts. The textures, beading, prints and lace are reminiscent of art deco prints. Dove grey, champagne, ecru and black tones create a modern bridal look that although vintage in concept is opulent, chic and modern.”

World renowned jeweller Tiffany & Co., a name synonymous with beauty, craftsmanship, design and romance provided the perfect accent to the stunning gowns. It was Tiffany & Co. that introduced the engagement ring as we know it today with the celebrated six prong “Tiffany Setting”, a Tiffany diamond truly makes hearts beat faster.

The city’s ultimate romantic venue, Rosewood Hotel Georgia offers a complete range of services, venues and amenities tied to true love including specialty suites, Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, the Spanish Ballroom, Reflections, Hawksworth Restaurant and through Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, an unrivalled selection of the world’s top honeymoon destinations. For more information call +1 604 682 5566 or visit

About Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Since opening in summer 2011, following a four-year full restoration, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia has been recognized as one of North America’s leading hotels. Over the past 85 years, this property has represented Vancouver's most stylish and elegant retreat at the beating heart of the city. The legendary property is located just steps away from long stretches of sea wall, the downtown shopping and business districts and Canada’s greenest convention center.
Recently featured in coveted Conde Nast Traveler The Hot List 2012 and Travel + Leisure 2012 It List of Best New Hotels, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia is located in the heart of Vancouver, a destination with a shining reputation as a world-class city, flanked by magnificent snow-kissed mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The 156-room hotel is home to Hawksworth Restaurant, led by chef David Hawksworth - one of Canada’s foremost masters of cuisine and winner of Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Chef & Restaurant of the Year; Sense A Rosewood Spa® offering a menu of West-Coast treatments; thoughtfully designed meetings facilities; a heritage ballroom and spacious lounges, which act as a tranquil and enticing haven in this radiant downtown hub; and Reflections, an alfresco urban oasis restaurant & lounge, on the fourth floor rooftop of the historic hotel.

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