Fairmont Pacific Rim

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Fairmont Pacific Rim
Fairmont Pacific Rim
General information
Architectural styleModern
Location1038 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 0B9
Coordinates49°17′17″N 123°6′59″W / 49.28806°N 123.11639°W / 49.28806; -123.11639
OpeningFebruary 4, 2010[1]
ManagementFairmont Hotels & Resorts
Architectural139.6 m (458 ft)
Technical details
Floor count44 (22 hotel)
Design and construction
Architect(s)James KM Cheng Architects Inc.
DeveloperWestbank & Peterson Group
Other information
Number of rooms377
Official Site

Fairmont Pacific Rim is an upscale hotel and condominium building in Vancouver, British Columbia. It stands at 140 m or 44 stories tall and was completed just prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics on February 4, 2010.


The skyscraper, which is part of the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts chain, is located at 1038 Canada Place in Downtown Vancouver in the Coal Harbour neighborhood by the Burrard Inlet waterfront. Right beside the Rogers Tower, it is also attached to the West Building of the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Southern and Eastern exteriors are wrapped with an art installation of a Liam Gillick poem.[3] Under the Tunnel SkyTrain Waterfront Station.[clarification needed] Fairmont Pacific Rim was developed by Westbank Corp. and the Peterson Group with architecture by James KM Cheng Architects Inc.[4]

This is the fourth Fairmont Hotel in the Vancouver Metropolitan Area. The hotel occupies the first 22 floors of the 44 storey building, with the remaining floors being condominiums.[5] There are a total of 175 residential condominium units beginning from the 23rd floor. The entrance for the residential units is located at 1011 Cordova Street W.[6]

The condominiums were pre-sold in 2007, at a price of $2,100 per square foot (equivalent to $2,700 in 2021), one of the highest in Canada at the time.[7]

Glee actor Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room on July 13, 2013. He was 31 years old. His cause of death was a toxic overdose of heroin and alcohol.[8]

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  1. ^ "New Fairmont Pacific Rim Readies To Open Their Doors in Vancouver". Fairmont.com. February 2, 2010. Archived from the original on March 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver, Vancouver -". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "Poetry embraces Vancouver hotel tower" Archived November 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, Vancouver Sun, August 28, 2008.
  4. ^ "Fairmont Pacific Rim Condos for Sale". www.fairmontliving.ca. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "A Building Boom to Welcome the Winter Games", The New York Times, January 13, 2008.
  6. ^ "Fairmont Pacific Rim Condos for Sale". Dave Jenkins' Wordpress Blog. October 20, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  7. ^ "King of high-price condos coming to town", Toronto Star, February 10, 2007.
  8. ^ Almasy, Steve (July 15, 2013). "'Glee' star Cory Monteith found dead in hotel in Canada". CNN. Retrieved March 29, 2020.

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