Waterfront High-Rise Hotel Home to Award-Winning Restaurant
Thousands of ancient trees and miles of pedestrian pathways intertwine at Stanley Park, a vast space set along the Salish Sea in downtown Vancouver. It's one of the largest and most popular public parks in the world, and it speaks to the city's unique blend of natural beauty and the urban lifestyle. From the penthouse lounge of the Pan Pacific Vancouver, hotel guests can peer through panoramic windows to see Stanley Park as well as the waterfront, Lions Gate Bridge, and the North Shore Mountains. Downstairs from the lounge, the AAA Four Diamond Five Sails Restaurant uses fresh ingredients from the Pacific Northwest to prep continental cuisine.
The panoramic Pacific views lend to the relaxing ambiance that flows through the boutique hotel. Guests can laze around the heated outdoor saltwater swimming pool and whirlpool, which reside in a patio area that extends from about halfway up the high-rise building. Specialists at Spa Utopia & Salon—one of the largest spas in British Columbia—perform soothing therapeutic treatments in fireplace-lit relaxation lounges, oil-infused steam rooms, or dry saunas.
Pacific Club deluxe accommodation rooms gaze out over historical Gastown and the harbor or downtown Vancouver, and the larger Pacific Club City suites look onto the city skyline. Alternatively, one can see Burrard Inlet, Stanley Park, and the North Shore Mountains from the Bayview suites. Each Bayview suite is decked out in an Italian marble washroom and two jumbo televisions, and lodgers have ample room to store eveningwear and skeleton costumes in the walk-in closet.
Vancouver, British Columbia: Coastal Parks Close to High-End Boutiques
Each year, upward of 2.5 million pedestrians and cyclists visit the sprawling Stanley Park, which is considered to be one of the finest public parks in the world and resides on a peninsula minutes form the hotel. Scenic pathways wind all the way around the seawall of the park, which contains more than 1,000 acres of ancient trees such as enormous western red cedars and douglas firs. The Vancouver Aquarium— the biggest aquarium in Canada—is located in the park, and it hosts an array of dolphins, beluga whales, sea lions, and sea otters.
A couple blocks south of the hotel, high-end boutiques rent store space for upward of $200 USD per square foot on Robson Street, which cuts through Vancouver’s downtown and West End. Come evening, Robson Street comes to life with buskers and street performers, who entertain visitors as they file through myriad shops and restaurants.