Paradox Hotel Vancouver

A playfully stylish downtown Vancouver lodging

In a landmark twisting skyscraper designed by the late Canadian architect Arthur Erickson, Paradox Hotel Vancouver aims to be more playful and contemporary than a classic luxury hotel. With a lively lounge, a hip nightclub and a high-end Chinese restaurant, plus a well-equipped fitness facility, a comprehensive spa and even a lobby pool table, this downtown lodging towering above often traffic-clogged West Georgia Street wants you to get out of your rooms, as stylishly designed as they are.

The Vancouver property launched in 2018 as a Trump hotel that was rebranded and reopened under new management in 2021, retaining features of its original glamour, while adding a dose of cool. The Paradox occupies the tower’s first 21 stories, with private residences on the upper floors. Because of the building’s unusual shape, the 147 guest rooms and suites vary in size and configuration, but all have padded leather and chrome headboards, wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out across the city.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Furnished in whites and creams with silver and aqua accents, even the standard rooms feature bathrooms done in Italian marble with heated floors and walk-in rain showers, while in some of the king rooms and suites, you can enjoy skyline views from the freestanding soaker tubs.
  • Inspired by Western Canada’s dense forests, the 6,000-square-foot Xylia Natural Spa offers treatments such as the Couples Rainforest Escape for two, combining a eucalyptus steam shower, a back massage and a lengthy facial, plus time to relax in a private whirlpool tub.
  • In a city with many upscale Chinese dining rooms, Mott 32 — an elegant local branch of a respected restaurant group with outposts in Hong Kong, Singapore and Las Vegas — stands out for its fine Cantonese cuisine, from its daily dim sum to its signature Peking duck.
  • No quiet jazz bars here. In Karma Lounge, DJs spin tunes most nights, while in Mansion Nightclub, weekend parties extend into the wee hours.
  • Looking for the swimming pool? Go to Mansion Nightclub, where it’s a pool by day and a dance floor, covered with a platform, after dark. To find the hot tub, walk through the club onto the spacious terrace.

Things to Know

  • The Vancouver hotel’s main lobby entrance is hidden in the back lane, around the corner from its glitzy Georgia Street façade, where you enter Karma Lounge.
  • In the guest rooms, use the wall-mounted touchpads to raise and lower the blinds, control the lighting and manage the temperature — in one of several languages.
  • Book ahead for a meal at Mott 32, and if you’d like to sample its specialty Peking duck, order that dish when you reserve your table.
  • None of the hotel’s food outlets offers breakfast, although rooms have espresso machines, and you can order room service from Karma Lounge.

Indoor pool
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Pet friendly
Getting There
1161 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 0C6 Canada
YVR (16-28 min)  
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