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Shangri-la Hotel, Vancouver is a sensory delight, from its structure (at 61 stories, it is a notable fixture on the Vancouver landscape) to its scent. Yes, Shangri-La hotels have their own scent, called Essence of Shangri-La. It’s exclusive to the Shangri-La properties, and is both subtle and instantly recognizable, soothing, enticing and incredibly unique. Even the valet area of the luxury Vancouver hotel smells delicious! The service at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel is impeccable; the moment you step in, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to your room for in-room check-in.
The staff, clad in Asian-inspired dark robes with embroidery, is attentive but unobtrusive. They are quick to offer a friendly hello and ask if you need assistance with anything — and deliver on your request. Another feature that sets this property apart from other Four-Star hotels is its Zen energy. The hotel is quiet and private, even when full, and while it is grandiose and modern in style, it is designed with the utmost comfort in mind.