Fairmont Peace Hotel
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A Storied History
Built by Victor Sassoon, this building was originally known as the "Sassoon House." Finished in 1929, the first three floors were rented out as office space, Sassoon housed his businesses and subsidiaries on the 4th floor, the Cathay Hotel (considered the most prestigious hotel in the city at the time) took up the 5th-7th floors, the 8th & 9th floors contained restaurants, bars and dining halls and the 10th floor was kept for the Sassoons' private apartments. In 1949, the building was taken over by the government but was reopened as a hotel in 1956 and has remained open ever since. Closed for a three-year renovation, it opened its doors as the Fairmont Peace Hotel in 2010 and has become an iconic landmark and tribute to the city's rich international history and magnificent jazz culture.
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