Regally situated on the banks of Inner Harbor, this luxurious, Edwardian-styled hotel has 460 rooms and is considered the symbolic centerpiece of Victoria. Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria is adjacent to the Royal British Columbia Museum, Convention Center, 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 Fairmont Empress Hotel provides guests with the ultimate in luxury.