Expect floor-to-ceiling curved glass windows and heated marble bathroom floors with rainfall showers in your room, many of which command views of the surrounding mountains or the scenic waterfront of the Coal Harbour Marina. The ‘Garden Terrace’ rooms are a particular standout, mixing in step-out urban gardens and private water features – made the most of with your complimentary, oh-so-Vancouver complimentary yoga mat. One up still is the Halo Penthouse, whose wraparound deck leads to a private rooftop terrace with panoramic city vistas.
Given your location in the heart of Vancouver, you’ll want to set out and explore. And, with complimentary downtown drop-off service and free Electra-Townie bike rental, the hotel is the perfect base from which to do so. Vancouver, which has been consistently voted one of the world's most liveable cities, is home to everything from eclectic shops and world-leading art galleries to historic Totem Poles and trendy gourmet restaurants. To make like a true Vancouverite, perhaps head to the surrounding, snow-capped peaks for skiing and hiking – though the city itself provides more than enough green spaces, from serene Chinese gardens and cloaking forest trails to the iconic Stanley Park.
After days exploring, excellent massages and facials in the hotel's spa suite await alongside a delightful private garden patio and infrared sauna, as well as yoga classes and 24-hour access to a fitness studio.
Back at base, the Tableau Bar Bistro serves up modern twists on traditional French cuisine, the likes of beef short-rib pappardelle and lobster pot pie on the menu, alongside expertly-mixed cocktails and local draft beers. It's well worth heading into the city, too, whose dining is world-renowned. Expect everything from casual food trucks and hole-in-the-wall Chinese eateries to artisan markets and harbour-side fine dining.