A historic Vancouver boutique hotel
Independent, Canadian-owned The St. Regis Hotel is a boutique property occupying a heritage building in the heart of Vancouver’s bustling business district. It originally opened in 1913, but was thoroughly updated during a 2008 overhaul, and thanks to its vintage build, the hotel’s 65 rooms and suites each sport unique layouts. All of the rooms feature LCD televisions, the necessary docks for your technology, and complimentary Fiji water, plus marble bathrooms that feature either a walk-in shower or a soaker tub. The common areas of the hotel, such as the hallways and the comfy business center on the main floor, showcase the hotel’s expansive modern art collection — we enjoyed gaping at the 22 different pieces provided by five different artists. When you hunger for more than just art, you can easily pop into the hotel’s Gotham Steak House or the St. Regis Bar and Grill for drinks and sustenance — the former offers a more sophisticated setting and a monumental wine list while the latter offers a nice place to watch hockey on TV and order something from the respectable cocktail menu. The hotel staff was helpful and accommodating with everything from directions to recommendations, even offering to book us a bicycle should we be interested in cycling along Vancouver’s lovely waterfront.