The Shangri-La Vancouver
This luxury hotel on Vancouver’s West Georgia Street, is all about contemporary Asian touches and privacy.
The 119 room and suite Shangri-La Vancouver is best described as having an understated elegance, with contemporary Asian touches and hues of gold and muted grey throughout. The hotel feels like a private sanctuary with relaxing spaces, like the outdoor pool and cabanas on the 5th floor, that are the perfect way to spend a quiet afternoon.
The floor to ceiling windows in our deluxe room, offer spectacular views of the city, while the latte tones is soothing, and dark wood with sleek B&B Italia furniture are indulgent. Our favourite feature? The large marble bathrooms with granite vanity, soaker tub and separate enclosed glass shower.
With a seafood–focused menu, there are Asian touches throughout like the lightly seared Haida Gwaii Sablefish dressed with a mild chili compote perfumed with Thai basil, and the Crispy Soft Shell Crab Risotto which combines Lemon Thai Basil, and braised fennel. Executive Chef Ken Nakano has ensured the use of local BC, Ocean Wise ingredients where possible like albacore tuna, Lois Lake steelhead trout, and Haida Gwaii sablefish. For breakfast, try the dim sum with a selection of dumplings and buns
served in warm bamboo basket.
Indulge in a signature treatment at Chi Spa in an all-inclusive treatment suite. The signature Aroma Vitality Massage treatment commences with a relaxing footbath and tea service proceeded by an aromatic steam. The massage combines fragrant essential oils with a combination of Swedish, Shiatsu and lymphatic drainage techniques. The 5,000 square foot fitness centre, overlooking Georgia Street is one of the best in the city with a juice bar to quench your thirst after a workout.
1128 West Georgia Street
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This original hotel article first appeared in the Winter 2016 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.