In the pink at OPUS Vancouver

The pink lights on the exterior of OPUS Vancouver suggest that a stay at this boutique hotel in Yaletown Vancouver will leave you feeling absolutely top-notch.

OPUS Vancouver to Yaletown

Chic OPUS Vancouver is located in Vancouver’s upscale Yaletown, the near-downtown neighborhood along the northeast waterfront of False Creek.

Yaletown is known for its glass and steel condo towers and brick warehouses converted into lofts, shops and restaurants. It was, in fact, a former warehouse district as the western terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway. But Vancouver’s Expo ’86 World’s Fair initiated the shift from industrial to commercial/residential and the neighborhood was changed forever. Yaletown is now teeming with parks large and small that glow pink with cherry blossoms in the spring, trendy restaurants and lively bars, sidewalk cafes, boutiques selling exclusive wares, and residences and hotels. , including the 96-key OPUS Vancouver boutique hotel.

The MICHELIN guide recently praised OPUS, stating that “In a perfect world, Vancouver might have half a dozen hotels like this, but in the real world, we have to settle for just one. “.

Stay at OPUS Vancouver

You’ll be in the pink staying at the OPUS Vancouver, even if you don’t have one of its cherry or fuchsia rooms. The nocturnal pink lights on the exterior brick walls of OPUS reverberate inside in the elevators, and the welcome glass of rosé offered upon arrival is sure to lift your spirits. Other goodies, like OPUS pink-wrapped chocolate squares by Mink Chocolates, a small-batch artisan Vancouver chocolate maker, will also leave you feeling glowing.

Each of the rooms and suites at OPUS Vancouver is unique. They’re painted in vibrant hues like tangerine, lime, periwinkle, and pink and have brightly colored accents and artwork. Some rooms have fireplaces, balconies, microwaves, wet bars, wine fridges, sofas, canopy beds, or even garden courtyards. Most have windows that open to the street below and come with deep soaking tubs and separate glass showers, Herman Miller ergonomic chairs, Nespresso coffee makers, Frette bathrobes, JBL Bluetooth speakers, wireless chargers wire and all kinds of comforts to make your home away from home ideal.

Want to relax and rejuvenate? Grab an aluminum bottle of Northern Canadian Alkaline Water from your fridge and put your feet up on the ottoman (there’s also a soft blanket to snuggle up in your closet) and hang out in front of your Samsung 40″ LED TV (I can attest that the image quality is so good that Princess Leia star wars‘pink eyeshadow gets distracting even though it looks cool on my TV at home). Or, better yet, take one of OPUS’ e-bikes for three hours to explore Yaletown and Vancouver or take your dog to one of the nearby parks (yes, dogs are welcome at OPUS).

Dinner at OPUS Vancouver

In addition to room service, OPUS Vancouver offers both Capo Restaurant and The Spritz cocktail bar on the ground floor of the hotel. Also, next to the lobby is the French Patisserie Faubourg with its excellent coffees and real croissants.

Capo is a collaboration with Autostrada Hospitality, Lucais Syme and Dustin Dockendorf’s Italian restaurants on Main Street, Pender Street downtown and near Vancouver House, Vancouver’s neo-futuristic skyscraper that turns heads as you walk through Granville Bridge. Capo serves starters like Autostrada meatballs and salads as well as pastas (including a fabulous bucatini cacio e pepe) and wood-fired pizzas made with chef Syme’s 36-hour fermented sourdough (pasta gluten-free and pizza dough are also available). The desserts are also Italian, such as the tiramisu, the chocolate almond pie and the affogato.

Capo’s menu is also available at sophisticated cocktail bar The Spritz, or you can just pop in for some Italian libations. The menu features three different Negronis, several spritzes and appetizers, plus OPUS inventions like The Lost Woods that can evoke the feeling you got while exploring Vancouver’s sprawling Stanley Park. Also, be sure to ask your server for the Cheeky Drink of the day, all shaken or stirred with skill behind the bar.

You want to take the libations upstairs? OPUS also offers a Build Your Own Bar offer where you can stock your mini fridge just the way you like it. The “beverage butler” might bring you, say, The Vancouver Socialite which blushes with Four Roses bourbon and Campari or a Capo Classic Negroni.

Learn more about Yaletown in Vancouver

OPUS Vancouver is in upscale and convenient Yaletown, walkable to almost all of Vancouver’s highlights (and directly across from a Skytrain station for the quickest trips to the airport and other stops along the Canada Line). It is only a few minutes walk from what is known as the Granville Street Entertainment District as well as the concerts and sporting events of the Stadium District, as well as the downtown office towers proper.

As well as Stanley Park, a half-hour walk along Davie Street or the seawall, Yaletown’s green spaces include the connected David Lam and George Wainborn parks (right on False Creek where you can take tiny ferries to get to Granville Island). Fun Photo Scavenger Hunt: Take a photo in front of the park trail signs labeled King’s Landing and Existential Alley. Take a deep breath of Vancouver’s fresh mountain and sea air – in spring it’s also scented by the city’s thousands of pink flowering trees – to top off your stay in the pink at OPUS Vancouver.

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