Vancouver tends to go a bit over the top for Halloween. We’ve grown used to seeing haunted houses, train rides, trollies, amusement parks, etc. But how about a whole haunted hotel?
The entire Burrard Hotel will be transformed into a 72-room Halloween party this Oct. 26. Approximately 1,000 guests are expected for the adult-themed Halloween Social, which will feature live music and a dance floor, multiple bars and whole hotel’s worth of spooky rooms to explore.
Guests are “strongly encouraged” to come in costume, according to party organizers, XSocial. The basement level of the retro hotel on the corner of Burrard and Comox Streets will be the main party zone, with a stage, dance floor and full bar. Partygoers will be able to wander up to the first floor of the hotel, which will feature 24 “interactive themed rooms,” each designed to spook and delight.
If you make it through the gauntlet of horrors, you’re rewarded with a shooter bar on the second floor and an outdoor courtyard that looks down on the party mayhem below.
Plus, if you’re in the mood for a real fright, you can even spend the night. The top two floors of the hotel will be decked out as Halloween VIP rooms. Guests can rent out the rooms as part of a package that includes four all-access tickets to the party. From your haunted balcony, you can spy on all the dancing and music in the courtyard below.
This isn’t the first time the Burrard has been transformed into one big party. The retro “motor inn” on the corner of Burrard and Comox Streets was the scene of a one-night, hotel-wide rager back in June featuring live music and dancing.
With its garish neon sign and cheeky, palm-lined courtyard, the Burrard is earning a bit of a reputation as the eccentric bad boy of Vancouver hotels. Mid-century modern architecture and reasonably priced rooms have made it a favourite among traveling hipsters and culture crawlers.
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