Style & character:
Clean lines and solid wood furniture allow the beauty of the in-room art (which comes from the UBC’s Museum of Anthropology, and local galleries) to truly dazzle. The bold First Nations artworks on display will likely whet your appetite to seek out more. Eco-initiatives in this ‘zero waste’ boutique hotel include refillable carafes from the water stations on each floor (still and fizzy), recycled paper in the loos, and solar panels on the roof. But don’t fret, saving the earth doesn’t mean losing any little luxuries, so the thread count remains reassuringly high.
Service & facilities:
Each floor offers a different ‘gallery wing’ from the standard Modern Art floor to the spiffy Artist Series, and BC suites lavished with original art and bespoke furniture. But no matter which floor you’re on, you’ll still have a coffee machine, free calls within Canada and the USA, and high-speed Wi-Fi included. Some of the 129 rooms on the higher levels have peek-a-boo views over the North Shore mountains, but the rest allow excellent people watching over the vibrant West End neighbourhood.
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