Ultramodern Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Downtown
Passersby toting shopping bags bustle along the sidewalk. Taxicabs whisk by on the street. Extravagant glass doors open to the ultramodern Opus Hotel Vancouver, inviting travelers to bask in the eye-popping color schemes, mod furnishings, and palpable warmth of this eco-friendly boutique hotel. After receiving a complimentary beverage upon check-in, visitors often meander through the modish common areas embellished with cerebral art.
Upstairs, pet-friendly Superior guest rooms and Executive suites burst with personality—five distinct, lifestyle-inspired décor schemes enhance rooms with vibrant colors and chic furnishings. Light from the bathroom's oversize windows floods the Superior guest room, creating an ocular vantage point to view Vancouver's cityscape below. Occupying 505 square feet of space in the corner of the hotel, each Executive suite offers lounge-like style and comfort with a living room, sectional couch, and panoramic exterior windows. High-end L'Occitane toiletries line each bathroom's walk-in shower or shower tub, along with heated floors in all bathrooms. A flat-screen television and complimentary Internet allow technophiles to instantly reconnect with the digital world. Downstairs, voyagers advantage of complimentary breakfasts and the popular lifestyle concierge service, an innovative take on personalized entertainment recommendations. Revolving around five diverse virtual characters, the lifestyle concierge service proffers information about trendy nightspots, restaurants, and shopping districts. Susan helps culture hounds find museums, and Pierre highlights superlative dining in Vancouver.
Opus Hotel's complimentary mountain-bike and helmet rentals are excellent for city sightseeing, and the 24-hour fitness center encourages guests to rev up their corporal engines indoors. Cars can be stowed in the secure underground valet parking garage (additional fee), leaving adventurers free to grab a ride to all downtown locations using the hotel's complimentary car service, which features a fleet of 7 Series BMWs when available. The Opus is also home to two popular clubs, One Hundred Nights, a glam-rock bar, and the Opus Bar, where creative cocktails loosen up the DJ'd dance floor.
Vancouver: Laid-Back Lotusland Amid Breathtaking Coastal Scenery
The Opus Hotel Vancouver tucks itself neatly into Vancouver’s Yaletown district, a preserved heritage zone stretching eight city blocks. Visitors flock to the area for eclectic shopping, enlivened nightlife, and foodie-approved restaurants within walking distance—along with a close proximity to one of the largest urban parks in North America, Stanley Park. Adventurers can rent one of the free bikes at Opus and wheel around downtown, stopping off for a few hours at one of the major Vancouver museums before spending an afternoon at one of the busy beaches that frame the metropolis.
Seafood lovers swoon to the lilting sound of the waters surrounding Vancouver for the oceanic bounty that fills fresh menu options across the city. The waterfront provides an astonishing view of the coast while dining and a place to wander the pristine city limits after dinner. Gourmet diners with a nose for cheese thrill to note that Canada allows aged raw cheeses to be imported into the country, stocking upscale markets with deliciously fragrant comestibles. Vancouver is highly walkable and provides quirkily narrated free tours in many neighborhoods and lesser-known pockets of the city.