I had the pleasure of staying in an Executive suite on the 8th floor (rm 811). Massive corner room with a sitting area, generous bathroom double sinks, huge bed, wet bar nespresso coffee machine, mini foyer, and walk-in closet. The swipe card is your key to everything electronic in the room. Nothing is on or off - everything gently opens (the sheers and drapes) or softly comes up (the lights in the bathroom or at the spacious desk). Coolest light: the nigh light at ground level under both bed sides tables. Very helpful. Massive marble bathroom, amazing tub, 3/4 floor to ceiling windows. A balcony that is protected from the wind and rain but yet offers some Vancouver / ocean fresh air.
Stellar walk-in closet which conjures old Shanghai with a real clothes brush, extended wooden shoe horn, and a real garment bag made of cloth. Safe with a felt-lined jewelry tray. Pocket doors, magnetic door hardware that once touching will trigger the light to turn off.
The main entrance way to the hotel is on Georgia which cannot be used if you're arriving by car - weird. If you have a car, the entrance way is mid-Alberni on the north side sort of hidden but obvious once you zip past it about three times :) I have to say even though the car drop-off area and check-in works, it's a little odd arriving at the beautiful Shangri-la via the basement in a crumby car park.
Walking around: lots to do - Tiffany's, Chanel, Brooks Brothers, JJ Bean, sushi, liquor store, church, banks, all in the area.
Staff: so exotic, polite, helpful, gracious, with a great combination of style and a sense of humour.
Dog: (dog must be under 50lbs) I had my miniature poodle with me. No problems. The hotel welcomed him: dog bed, dog bowls, and dog-love. Word for your dog, there are no green spaces within 7 blocks. Closest official dog park is at Nelson and Thurlow otherwise it's tree wells on your way to JJ Bean for a mocha. Sorry pooch.
- Also Known As:
- Shangri La Hotel Vancouver
- Shangri La Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunlight filters in through the floor-to-ceiling windows, warming the latte tones and golden hues around you. Basking in complete ease, you contemplate your day ahead from the cosy comfort of your room at Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Vancouver’s glittering city skyline against mountainous backdrops. As you tuck into a sumptuous breakfast, a sweeping view of the vibrant metropolis that is Vancouver unfolds before you. Settling into your tastefully furnished surroundings, you catch a glimpse of the majestic firs of Stanley Park in the distance. A leisurely stroll along the sapphire blue waters of its lakes would be heavenly. You decide on a short drive to Grouse Mountain. You’re in the right season for helicopter rides, and skiing and snowboarding off its slopes. The rush of height and speed proves refreshingly exhilarating. Nestled between the Coast Mountain Range and Pacific Ocean, there is certainly plenty to do in this urban oasis. You plan to take it a day at a time. For now, Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver, beckons. You head straight for CHI, The Spa. A soothing organic British Columbia seaweed treatment indulges your well-worked body. Relaxation revives your appetite, and you find yourself at MARKET by Jean-Georges. Elegant contemporary interiors open your mind to the reinvented seasonal flavours conjured by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. You’re in for the best by this internationally-acclaimed Michelin three-star chef and entrepreneur. You’ve had a taste of the finest at this city. And it all began at Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. ... more less
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