The days of the purpose-built luxury hotel just might be behind us. The Shangri-La Vancouver is built, as is increasingly common, on the Asian model — as a part of a mixed-use skyscraper, incorporating offices, retail, dining and residential space in addition to the fifteen hotel floors. The big difference is that unlike, say, Tokyo, where the hotel floors tend to be the topmost, here they’re the bottom ones; in low-slung Vancouver, though, there are still views to be had from the bottom quarter of the building.
And they certainly do make it comfortable for you. Rooms start at 450 square feet and just go up from there, and many of the suites have balconies looking down over the street. Blinds and curtains are remote-controlled from the bedside panel, so you can let in that fleeting Northwestern sunlight without lifting more than a finger. And the bathrooms are state-of-the-art, many with mirror-mounted LCD screens and all with multi-head walk-in showers. And the décor takes several steps away from tired old minimalism, with natural materials and Asian flourishes alongside modern B&B Italia furniture.
Two restaurants, two bars, and a full-service spa and health club round out the facilities. And in this forward-thinking city, it’s good to know a development on this scale can be handled sensitively — the Shangri-La complex is LEED Silver certified, which, for a luxury hotel, is no small feat.
From Vancouver International Airport - Vancouver International Airport is located 14 kilometres south of downtown Vancouver in a suburb called Richmond. Transfers from the airport Arrivals Level are easy and several options are available. Guests can confirm a limousine transfer in a private luxury car through our reservations department. Otherwise taxis are available directly outside the Arrivals Level. Rental cars are also readily available at the airport. By late 2009 the Canada Line rapid transit rail system will be complete, and will take visitors from the Vancouver International Airport to downtown Vancouver in approximately 30 minutes.
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1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
1 604 689 1120
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