Experience a luxury holiday in Vancouver with Elegant Resorts, where you’ll find a beautiful coastal location, offering an eclectic mix of big city excitement and natural splendour. Comprising many distinct neighbourhoods, this destination truly has something for everyone. Delight in the historic atmosphere of Gastown, the origin of this glorious city, and discover it’s vast array of indie restaurants and bars. World-class shopping opportunities can be found throughout the city, from the exceedingly popular Robson Street in Downtown, to the particularly upscale Oakridge Shopping Centre, which offers brands such as Tiffany & Co. and is Vancouver’s chicest fashion centre. For lovers of the outdoors, Vancouver has some of the best experiences in the world. The 1,000 acre Stanley Park is one of the largest urban parks in North America, and includes a ten-kilometre-long seawall that can be enjoyed by bike or on foot. From the overlooking Grouse Mountain, savour spectacularly scenic views of the city below and the beautiful surrounding area, including Vancouver Island, Mount Baker and the striking British Columbian coastline.
Sonora Resort is a luxury wilderness retreat situated on the Inside Passage of Vancouver Island and is perfect whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or not - the Resort has a wellness spa complete with hot mineral pools overlooking the Pacific, tennis courts, a gym and outdoor pool for those looking to relax. For those who like exploring there are hiking trails and eco adventure tours as well as guided salmon-fishing expeditions and kayaking on the Inside Passage. Between August and October you can watch Grizzly Bears feeding on the banks of the Orford River and if you’re feeling really adventurous you can enjoy white-water rafting on the Nimpkish River. If the idea of high adventure doesn’t really appeal but you enjoy magnificent scenery and gourmet cuisine opt for a Helicopter Glacier tour and discover the polar beauty of the west coast with its snow- capped mountains and glacier fjords.
Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver
Occupying the first fifteen floors of a gleaming sixty-one-storey tower in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver - Shangri-La's first venture into Canada - offers its guests a stylish base from which to explore British Colombia. A host of sightseeing and shopping options are, literally, on the doorstep, with local skiing and hiking trails just fifteen minutes away. Interiors are a contemporary take on Asian glamour, with black-lacquer screens, Italian crystal chandeliers and a two-storey, single brushstroke calligraphy painting by the Shanghai artist, Wang Xuyuan at the heart of it all. Guest rooms and suites boast floor-to-ceiling windows - perfect to enjoy the fabulous views - and offer a host of high-tech conveniences, including bedside controls to adjust the lighting and curtains. For those who like their luxe comforts close-to-hand, MARKET by Jean-Georges and Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La will ensure all your gourmet and wellbeing requirements are met.
- Type:Luxury Hotel
- Summary:One of only two Shangri-La hotels in North America
- Feature:Highly acclaimed restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
- Rooms:119 rooms & suites
- Nearest airport:Vancouver International Airport