Rosewood Hotel Georgia Named 2017 Andrew Harper Grand Award Winner

January 10, 2017

Rosewood Hotel Georgia has been named one of the world’s top hotels in Andrew Harper’s annual Grand Awards, the prestigious list that showcases the best properties and travel experiences from the past 12 months. To be considered for the Andrew Harper Grand Awards, properties must be relatively small in size, possess strong individual personalities, offer relaxing atmospheres and demonstrate a consistent devotion to personal services. The accolade, featured in the January 2017 issue of Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report and online at, celebrates Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s elegant design and rich history, unparalleled on-property dining experiences, and striking indoor pool.

“We are honored to be one of the six properties in North America distinguished with a 2017 Andrew Harper Grand Award,” said Philip Meyer, managing director of Rosewood Hotel Georgia. “The Andrew Harper Grand Awards are a hallmark of excellence within the travel industry and we are thrilled to see the unparalleled service, sophisticated style and rich history of Rosewood Hotel Georgia recognized with such a prestigious accolade.”

Combining the grandeur of the Roaring Twenties with contemporary design and comfort, Rosewood Hotel Georgia first opened in 1927 and re-opened in 2011 following a complete restoration. Today, the legendary boutique hotel features 156 guest accommodations, Sense, A Rosewood Spa® and four distinct dining venues. In 2017, the landmark property celebrates its 90th anniversary, coinciding with Canada’s 150th anniversary. Recently named one of the top destinations in The New York Times’ prestigious annual “52 Places to Go” list, Canada will provide free access to its 200 national parks and historic sites during this commemorative year, allowing travellers to take advantage of the country’s rich natural beauty found in Stanley Park and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve just outside Vancouver.

“It takes more than a luxurious room and a lavish bath to make a great hotel,” said Andrew Harper, editor-in-chief of Andrew Harper. “Of course, a charming staff, a fine restaurant and an exceptional location are usually part of the package. But just as a beautiful face is more than a collection of perfect features, the world’s finest hotels possess an elusive character that is mysteriously more than the sum of its parts.”

To view all the 2017 Grand Award winners, as well as Special Recognition Award winners for categories such as hotel manager and chef of the year, plus Andrew Harper’s favorite domestic and international restaurants, visit

About Rosewood Hotel Georgia:
Since 1927, the Hotel Georgia 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 centre. Named “Top City of the Americas” in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards, Vancouver’s reputation as a world-class city, flanked by magnificent snow-kissed mountains and the Pacific Ocean continues to shine. The 156-room hotel is home to Hawksworth Restaurant, led by visionary chef David Hawksworth; Sense 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. In 2015, the Forbes Five-Star hotel was named one of the “Best Canada Hotels & Resorts” and “Best British Columbia Hotels & Resorts” on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List. The hotel was also included on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hotels in Canada” list as well as the “Top 25 Hotels in Canada” TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice rankings.

About Andrew Harper:
Free of hotel advertising since its inception in June 1979, Hideaway Report is a private monthly publication for sophisticated travelers. The selection of hotels, resorts and restaurants for inclusion in this publication is made on a completely independent basis, with Andrew Harper LLC paying full rate for all meals, lodging and related travel expenses. Andrew Harper and his editors travel incognito to write candid travel reviews for a subscription service, which provides personalized travel-planning assistance, bespoke tours and valuable travel privileges to its subscribers.