Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My 30 Minutes as a Baller.

Yesterday, I talked about my first afternoon tea experience at the Fairmont Pacific Rim and mentioned that I went on a tour of the hotel's rooms after tea. About 5 years ago, I started working in a hotel and trained someone who is now a good friend of mine and now also works at this hotel. It is one of the most prestigious hotels in Downtown Vancouver and one of the first picks for celebrities to stay at.

My friend started by showing us their "regular" room:




These regular rooms have TV's in the mirrors of the bathrooms!



Next she took us to the Presidential Suite (pictured above) and this is where Lady Gaga stayed not too long ago. The price? Oh... just $5,000 CAD per night. No big deal.

They have enclosed kitchens in these suites that have two entrances. One coming from the outside so that your private chef can come in and cook your meal without disturbing you.



This is the balcony of the Presidential Suite with a view from the 22nd floor. You're probably wondering why i'm holding my shoe? Lady Gaga has a photo of herself on this very balcony, holding her stiletto and using the heel to mix her drink. :P



Inside the huge bathroom of the Presidential Suite - you get to bathe and put on a show for the other surrounding buildings. haha!



Still in the same bathroom... If bathing for the world isn't enough, you can also poo for the world to see. ;P There are blinds that you can pull down for privacy but I wonder how many people actually use them?



This is the most expensive "room" in the hotel - The Chairman Suite going for pocket change of $6,000 CAD per night. The chandelier you see up there costs $200,000 CAD and made purely from Swarovski Crystals. Some people don't prefer this suite though because it's on the 8th floor as compared to the Presidential Suite which is on the 22nd floor.



You can't tell from this picture but this bathroom is about the size of a small condo, no joke. It was HUGE. And again, you can bathe for the world to see.

People have said to me that the windows must be one sided but I can assure you that they are not... i've heard stories. O.O





So there you have it... a glimpse of how ballers travel.

Which room would you like to stay in?

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31 comments:

InsideOut Elle said...

ahhah omg, I love the rooms but the public pooping and bathing is a it much for me...and the windows of the other buildings are so close O_O!!! That is so cool you used to work in a hotel~ My cousin worked in a nice hotel in DC and seemed like a fun job ^_^

Ahhhh i hope one day I will happily spend over $5000 on a hotel room ;)

Little Miss Tiara said...

O_O why does every bathroom are for the world to see??? lol... i can't really imagine myself taking a bath there, wondering if the window is really one sided or not o.o and there is no curtain? and seriously, poopiee in a room surrounded by glass window??? >O<

alright, regular room for me, okay. I am humble one lololololol ;p

*that chandelier is amazing though, hahah...

T.A. said...

Balllliin is right :] I'd take any of those room. It's so cool that you got to visit them (that bathtub sure does look cosy, ha).

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Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

You are just adorable and so is your blog...glad I stumbled upon it! My mother adores Lady GaGa and what fun that you got to visit the rooms where she stayed...they are quite something! :) I hope you are having a Wonderful Wednesday!

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Nashe^ said...

Wow that last picture... I could stay there all day.

Lisa said...

omg that looks so amazing.. i would LOVEEEE to one day stay in place like that!! so baller!!!!!!

Yeri said...

Ooo thanks for the glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and famous! The rooms are gorgeous! I would be afraid of using the bathroom though. Especially if you have to go really bad - you're not going to want to fumble with the blinds! :O)

Vicky said...

Pretty! I'd love to be in that suite for like an hour! But I don't think I'd like to drink anything that was mixed by the stiletto of Lady Gaga...

REINA said...

haha! i cracked up on that toilet bowl and poop for the world to see!

really? lady gaga used her heels to mix her drink? shes really crazy. many people had a negative feedback for her when she doodled something on her birkin bag. haha!

and that chandelier is so pretty. very modern.

you mentioned that you are visiting here on june. its rainy season during that month, but i hope you will enjoy your stay here.

FleurLapin said...

Your blog is a gem! Those are really nice rooms. So jelly you could take a peek into those rooms. LoL. The rich and famous have it pretty sweet. I was looking at your previous post and my goodness, the pastries/food are literally to die for!

Melissa said...

OMG! This post really makes me want to play the lottery lol. Since we're dreaming, i'll take the Chairman Suite. hehe

Susalie said...

These rooms look so gorgeous! I wanna watch tv in my mirror while I brush my teeth.. HOWEVER, I don't really want people to see me pee LOL

Gessyl Enchanted said...

if it ain't expensive it ain't a luxury. so Lady Gaga pooed for everyone to see.. hmmmm

ochikeron said...

Hi kym!

I wish I could be a baller one day... Even a penny difference is big for me at this moment. hahaha

I love the very last one with a big bathroom since I love to take a bath. But in reality, I would save money to go to hot spring :P

heartbreaker said...

HIII!! Thank you for dropping by my blog ^^ gotta agree with you on the brown rice,i'm still trying to get use to brown rice,mixing with abit of white rice so its not that hard. btw your blog is so cute! love your header,alott!!! <3 and your clothings too! :)

have a good day!

t said...

Looks like fun times!

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Gessyl Enchanted said...

Oh I forgot, passed on the Stylish Blogger Award to ya Kym! :)

// krissy ♥ said...

Oooh grabe, how amazing it would be to live an heiress' life just for a day no? If I have the means I will certainly send private jets to fly us all to somewhere grand and exotic! =D

RicAdeMus said...

The higher the better when it comes to hotel rooms. But I'm happy in reasonable priced rooms. HOWEVER, to K, staying in a great room is a big part of the vacation experience--but nothing in the class of those 2 rooms.

You were full of great expressions that day. =)

PS - It's so funny you wrote that comment, because I had an interesting chat w/my daughter about love songs and whether they could be about a family member instead of a love interest. I'm planning a post next month, around Mother's Day.

abby | ybba said...

yahhh!!! hahaha my skype is : abbyquijano

:D

I get really shy though hahaha! hey trish should be in it too!!! heheheh!

Shop N' Chomp said...

I am all about the bathroom so give me that last one! ;)

Stephanie said...

Canadians must have a love for nudity or indecent exposure! :P JK!

Lei said...

Crazzyy!! :P

kawaiikao said...

danggg huge! looks so lavish! ;D

Ashley Slater said...

wow that is CRAZY! You couldn't even enjoy it all in one night, and you would be spending 5 grand for a quick night? WOW. ahh, the celeb lifestyle!

Dirt On The Rocks said...

wowowowow! how awesome is that! I would've loved to go on a mini tour just like that. That hotel is awesome! lol. I thought it was pretty awesome you can poop and shower for the world to see, LOL. Shieet if I'm paying that much you bet I would do that ahah.

Sherry said...

omg, those bathtubs are HUGE. haha. those rooms look so nice!!

i am still laughing about the free thong in my bridesmaid dress package...haha.

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sherry

thegreenhairclip said...

there's a b&b in tagaytay city. google "the boutique". there's a similar bathroom interior in one of their rooms. i thought they were one-way mirrors but they aren't! no guts to bathe with an audience! no way!

Winnie* said...

Definitely the Presidential Suite hahaha I love the bathtube! Fun!

Sarah said...

WOW.. it looks gorgeous but i don't know if I'd stay there. though the last picture with the gondola (or whatever it's called haha) on the outside looks pretty amazing :)