Historic West End hotel gets its time in the spotlight with two new one-act musical plays

Two new one-act musical plays look at that most historic of Vancouver hotels, the Sylvia.

In the heart of the West End’s English Bay neighbourhood, the Sylvia was built in 1912. In 1954, it opened Vancouver’s first cocktail bar, the Tilting Room; until 1958, it was the tallest building in the West End. The Sylvia Hotel cat, Mr. Got To Go, inspired three popular children’s books.

Two Views from the SylviaΒ is the title for the evening of the two musical one-acts. They run Nov. 8-12 at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island (and not, unfortunately, at the Sylvia itself. Then again, parking would be a nightmare).

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Historic West End hotel gets its time in the spotlight with two new one-act musical plays

Dine Out and Spend the Night During the Dine Out Vancouver Festival Jan. 20 – Feb. 5 2017

Image courtesy of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The Dine Out Vancouver Festival is coming up quickly, and once you mix your favorite ingredients at one of the over 280 fixed-price, three-course meals available, the festival makes it even easier to mix things up a little more and a little longer …by spending the night.

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Dine Out and Spend the Night During the Dine Out Vancouver Festival Jan. 20 – Feb. 5 2017

Rosewood Hotel Georgia Launches the Urban Explorer Shopping Experience

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Want the complete star treatment when you travel? Here’s something rather A-List worthy. In partnership with British heritage brand Globe-Trotter, one of the world’s leading artisan luggage-makers, and several local Vancouver retailers, the experience includes curated gifts and excursions that showcase the city’s most sophisticated shopping and style destinations. Continue reading:
Rosewood Hotel Georgia Launches the Urban Explorer Shopping Experience

Vancouver’s Classiest Hotel Bars

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photo: Lobby Lounge at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Yes, comfy beds, great service and an immaculate spa are important. But discerning travelers know that what really makes a great hotel is a great hotel bar.

Fortunately, Vancouver has more than its share of classy, sassy and unforgettable hotel bars. Check out these watering holes on your next stay for a memorable drink and fantastic atmosphere:

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Vancouver’s Classiest Hotel Bars

Valentine’s Day Vancouver 2013 – five hotel specials and packages

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Photo courtesy Granville Island Hotel.

Room service. Breakfast in bed. Luscious desserts and lip-smacking cocktails and sparkling wine, early check-ins and late check-outs…

Vancouver hotels are putting on the ritz for Valentine’s Day 2013. Here are some of the packages that will let you and your paramour live it up for a night (or two).

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Valentine’s Day Vancouver 2013 – five hotel specials and packages

From Shangri-La With Love

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The Shangri-La is throwing a James Bond-themed party with great prizes, cocktails and entertainment.

Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond movie, opens this Friday, Nov 9, in North America. It’s already doing boffo box office internationally, and racking up mostly rave reviews.

Just prior to the movie’s opening, the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver is hosting a Bond-themed party. On Nov 8 in the appropriately exotic XiShi Lounge, From Shangri-La With Love celebrates Ian Fleming’s gentleman spy with wine, women and song. Well, make that cocktails, women and song.

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From Shangri-La With Love