Friday, February 10, 2012

New and Newer

It seems like just yesterday that the 377-room Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver opened its doors to visitors to the 2010 Winter Olympics. Bright and shiny and luxuriously modern - it's a bit suprising that a brand new hotel would be undergoing major renovations so soon.

Yet the configuration of the orginal meeting space (in particular two adjacent ballrooms - "hard walled") limited the size and scope of groups that could be accommodated. The solution: take down the wall and create one, large, more flexible space. 

The brand new Star Sapphire Ballroom measures 57.6 x 121.5 ft, providing 6,852 square feet of ballroom space, and 12,322 square feet of combined foyer and ballroom space.

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