12 Haunted Hotels that Are Home to Ghosts and Gastronomy Slideshow

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The Fairmont Hotel (Vancouver)

When The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver was originally constructed, eight elevator shafts were built to accommodate guests, but budgetary restrictions led to only six elevators being installed. The hotel’s friendly spirit, The Lady in Red, is said to inhabit one of the empty elevator shafts. Porters, employees, and guests have come around the corner on the mezzanine level just in time to see the elevator door open and a lady in a brilliant red dress appear in one of the shafts with no actual elevator or door. On a practical level, the empty elevator shaft was used when it came time for the hotel to go high-tech, serving as the place to discreetly run the Internet wires to each guest floor. Overlooking the Vancouver Art Gallery, the hotel’s bistro Griffins is a must for its Canadian hospitality.

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver