FS DARKER “MILE HIGH CLUB” Filmed at ROOF RESTAURANT FAIRMONT VANCOUVER
In Fifty Shades Darker Christian takes Ana to his club The Mile High Club to celebrate her new job at SIP. The Mile High Club for the book is located high atop The Columbia Tower in downtown Seattle Washington. For the DARKER movie they filmed inside the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Vancouver.
The filming took place in their top floor Roof Restaurant. This space was recently renovated and is now primarily used for private events. The Fifty Shades production also used this space for their wrap party at the end of the filming in Vancouver. The new look of the restaurant includes a very distinctive carpet that swirls and runs through the whole area. Their chairs are also unique with a criss cross design on the backs. The filming took place with Ana and Christian seated along the windows. They also used the entrance area and the elevator area.
From The Fairmont Vancouver:
The Roof used to be “the” place in Vancouver for dinner and dancing however, it was closed many years ago and is now used as a social catering space so the room changes according to the function.
The interior of the elevators at The Fairmont Vancouver were used in the first FSOG movie, so DARKER production had to be creative with their use for DARKER. I believe they filmed them entering and exiting the elevators at the ROOF restaurant lobby level, but the interior of the elevator was filmed at The Anvil Center. I am sure they also built a elevator on the set for filming this scene.
Here is another new clip at the Mile High club and the elevator leaving. You might notice on their exit at the end how it matches the elevators at the Fairmont’s Roof top restaurant elevator area. Thank you to Fifty Shades Updates
@ShadesUpdates for the clip.
You can glimpse the beautiful carpeting under Ana’s shoes:
You can also spot the distinctive crossback chairs behind Ana:
The interior of the elevator is very different from the first movie elevator which was filmed at the Fairmont.
Photo credits to the owners.