Combining comfort with character, experience Vancouver with a stay at the heritage-rich St. Regis Hotel, says editor Sophie Ritchie
Sitting in the heart of Vancouver’s busy city centre, The St. Regis Hotel is no new kid on the concrete block.
The oldest continually operating hotel in the entire city, this archaic building dates back to over 100 years ago – with a past filled with many ups and downs throughout the years.
Having survived the Great Depression, the St. Regis became known as the ‘It’ hotel for top athletes in the 1940s and ’50s. So much so in fact, that owner Coley Hall decided to buy his own hockey team to add to its reputation as a sporty stay.
Following an extensive $11 million renovation in 2008, the golden years have continued once again.
Whilst exteriors still portray its traditional heritage, inside awaits a world of well-kept character and comfort, starting with the small yet swish lobby.
Because of its historic build, the 65 rooms and suites sport individual layouts and sizes – each one a little unique to another.
The interiors however, are much the same throughout. Simple but sophisticated, check-in to find neutral colour schemes in grey, beige or white.
Opt for a suite to enjoy a larger space designed to help a traveler sit back and relax with large sofas, spacious beds and views overlooking the bustling streets below.
The focus here is less on extravagance and far more upon elegance. Dark wooden furniture creates a sense of sleekness, whilst simple patterned fabrics complete the look.
Little luxury touches appear in the form of monogrammed ‘SR’ burgundy pillows, modern artwork and complimentary Fuji water bottles.
Bathrooms are a grand affair, with his and her sinks, powerful showers, deep bathtubs and heated marble flooring. Comfy robes and L’Occitane toiletries will have you pushing back dinner reservations for just a little more pampering time.
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