Tonga Room Not Dead, But Not Saved

According to a spokeswoman for the Fairmont Tower's condo-conversion project, the beloved tiki bar Tonga Room hasn't exactly gotten the axe. In her words, "the final outcome is being studied."

However, pictures don't lie, and the hotel's Grand Ballroom has indeed supplanted the Tonga Room in owner Maritz, Wolff & Co's plans for the Fairmont reboot.

So, clearly, unless those plans change— and perhaps a Mai Tai-fueled rally cry would do the trick— the Tonga doesn't appear to figure into the Fairmont's future. Rally cry, anyone?

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