Heading into the St. Regis Hotel for us often means an after-work pint at the Bar and Grill. Lately though, it’s gotten our attention after hearing about the Edwardian style hotels’ recent $12 million dollar hotel renovation. Though the hotel gets a yearly refresh, in 2008, room numbers were reduced to make them larger and a wet bar was added to the lower lobby along with more flat-screen TVs.
As you enter the lobby, local and international artists are showcased along the walls. Inside our room, faux-leather square wall tiles mingle with dark wood work desk, patterned, upholstered chairs and modern lighting fixtures. A series of outlets and well-lit space means a productive stay if you’re in town on business.
We’re here for one night, experiencing downtown Vancouver, moments away from The Bay, Nordstrom, Steve Nash Sports Club (the 38,500-square-foot fitness club’s adjacent to the hotel and free for guests) plus a multitude of culture, dining and night spots.
Settled into our fourth-floor executive room, we were impressed by the attention to detail: a bedroom that completely closes off via sliding doors to the cozy living area, a fully-stocked bathroom with dual sinks, large shower/bath and L’Occitane bath goods — one of our favourite discoveries on our travels. Snuggled up on the couch with a super cozy throw while catching up on our reading made for a great evening following a busy work week!
At the St. Regis, international phone calls are free as is the high-speed wifi. A full service, made-to-order breakfast is on each morning in the lower level lounge.
Gotham Steakhouse, voted Vancouver Magazine’s Best Steakhouse, is housed in one of the city’s few remaining deco buildings next door. It’s the city’s go-to spot for porterhouse, filet mignon, New York strip and prime beef. Ahi tuna, lobster and other divine creations also make their way onto the menu.
Sports celebrities and hotel guests alike mingle in the cozy booths and tables surrounded by romantic lighting and friendly waitstaff all around. The most recent renovation saw the addition of an interior entrance from the hotel, so you won’t have to put on your winter coat and hat to get to dinner.
We dove head-first into the seafood tower, complete with Atlantic lobster, Alaskan King crab, Snow crab, Dungeness crab, jumbo cocktail prawns, fresh oysters, apple cider-smoked Maritimes salmon and grilled scallops. Save room for the key lime pie too, one of the tastiest we’ve had in maybe ever.
One block away from the hotel is Canada Line station, getting you to YVR in 25 minutes. The St. Regis aims to provide all the creature comforts while keeping in line with their environmental footprint.
The St. Regis Hotel is located at 602 Dunsmuir Street in Vancouver. Now that I may have perked your interest in this lovely boutique hotel experience, how would you like to win a one-night’s stay with breakfast plus a bottle of Siren’s Call 2010 Malbec wine to enjoy in your room? This package is worth $375 and I’m offering it up to one lucky Vancouverscape reader in time for winter enjoyment.
There’s three steps for entry into the contest:
– Follow Vancouverscape on Instagram
– Follow St. Regis Hotel on Twitter
– Regram the St. Regis photo on Vancouverscape’s Instagram feed with #StRegisVscape
*If you’re not on Instagram, leave a comment below with your favourite holiday drink for an alternate entry.
I’ll draw a winner at random from all the tags and announce it via Twitter, Instagram and on this site on December 7 at 5 pm. Open to Canadian residents; subject to availability.
Good luck to all entrants. Prize open to residents of Canada.
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