Regally situated on the banks of Inner Harbour, the luxury Edwardian-style hotel has 460 rooms and is considered the symbolic centerpiece of Victoria. The Empress Hotel in Victoria is located at the banks of Inner Harbour, and is adjacent to the Royal British Columbia Museum, Convention Centre, Parliament Buildings, and the city's finest shops and restaurants. Guests can enjoy their world famous afternoon tea in the legendary dining room. Opened in 1908, and recently restored to its original grandeur, the hotel is considered to be the most photographed attraction on Vancouver Island. It has been host to countless celebrities, and is even famous for its delightful ghost hauntings. The 4-star landmark hotel provides guests with the ultimate in luxury.