Sleep soundly: Vancouver’s beautiful boutique hotels

Vancouver is a multi-cultural city that brims with all of life’s little luxuries from glamorous art galleries to chic cafes. And when it comes to staying in style, it is clear that Vancouver knows best. Home to some of the most unique, quirky and beautiful boutiques throughout all of British Columbia, you can sleep safe and sound in the knowledge that your holiday will feature high-up on your luxury list.

With so many to choose from however, here are just a few of our absolute favourites found in the heart of Vancouver’s vibrant city centre:

Hotel Indigo Vancouver, 500 West, 12th Avenue, Vancouver City

This contemporary style boutique, found mere minutes from downtown Vancouver, has all the mod cons. With over 14 floors, this hotel houses 153 luxurious guestrooms that boast panoramic views over the city, plush king size beds and private balconies. Light and lofty, the rooms are decorated with zingy colours from lime green to bright turquoise, smooth hardwood floors and oversized floral photo murals. Highlights of the room features include complimentary daily newspapers, a work desk, phone, safe, wireless internet access, a 42 inch LCD television and spa inspired shower. And, with a resident cocktail lounge and dining restaurant serving European fine cuisine for breakfast and dinner, there is very little reason to venture far from the luxuries of these fine four walls. Unless of course, that is, you feel a shopping splurge coming on then Granville Island, Vancouver’s entertainment and shopping district, is close at hand to meet all your luxury-leisure requirements.

St Regis Hotel, 602 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver City

Newly renovated and redecorated this stylish boutique has a clean and crisp modern ambiance. From the original art on the walls to the smart guestrooms and executive suites, this is a hotel that has been based heavily on contemporary design and modern living. Decorated in varying neutral shades with dark wooden furniture and splashed of bright colour, the rooms have a soft and sumptuous feel. All rooms have a queen sized bed or two double beds, flat screen televisions, wireless internet access, IPod dock alarm clocks and large in room safes. In true luxurious style, the St Regis’s bathrooms sparkle with the sheen of marble, mirrors and tasteful toiletries. Foodies will feel right at home here as there are several dining options on site including a piano-bar style restaurant, an award-winning steakhouse and a casual bar and grill. Luxurious leisure activities here include the use of La Casa La Raffinage Salon and Spa and the Steve Nash Sports Club.

Executive Hotel Vintage Park, 1379 Howe Street, Vancouver City

In a hotel whose name says it all, Executive Hotel Vintage Park has one of the best boutique themes we have ever heard of: wine. Yes, I did just say wine. Located in downtown Vancouver, all 130 luxury rooms, suites and apartments here are wine-inspired, decorated in rich red, deep burgundy and chocolate colours. And, in continuation of this decadence amenities include flat screen televisions with on demand movies, high speed internet access, in room safes, mini bars, MP3 docking stations and a queen bed or two double beds. For the ultimate luxurious stay, there are the superior rooms which have enormous bathrooms and their own private Jacuzzis. Other facilities include a fitness centre with an outdoor hot-tub, in-room spa services, a patio garden, meeting rooms and valet parking. Another attraction is the La Vallee restaurant, serving wines from the West Coast of North America. With a gourmet menu, a cocktail lounge and private patio, there is simply no better place to indulge in something this hotel knows a thing or two about…..just keep a look-out for that sommelier!

James Street is CEO of MyDestination.com.

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