The Fairmont Peace Hotel and is actually made up of two buildings, the North Building and the South Building.
The South Building dates back to the mid 19th century when it was known as the Central Hotel. Early in the 20th century the hotel was restructured as the Palace Hotel. During the Second World War it was occupied by the Japanese and afterwards by the Municipal Construction Department between 1952 and 1965, then it returned to the function of a hotel as part of the Peace Hotel.
In 2007, the hotel was closed for extensive refurbishment bringing the hotel back to its 1930s glamour.
Fairmont Peace Hotel website
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