AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel opens new luxury property in Vancouver
The AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel opens its doors this August, bringing a new level of sophisticated service and style to the heart of Downtown Vancouver. Boasting an exquisite Art Deco design aesthetic, the stylish 104-room boutique property located at 833 West Pender Street marks the final project for its founder, Vancouver hospitality industry icon Farida Sayani. The new build property replaces the former Edward Chapman clothing store that stood at this location for many decades.
The property was created as a warm and elegant space in the heart of the city, with with its grand marble lobby entrance, plush carpeting, and floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe the interior with natural light. Spanning 13 elegant floors, the property’s lavishly appointed guest rooms, penthouse suites, and elevated dining options offer locals and visitors alike a true respite from the hustle and bustle of the downtown core. Attention to detail is at the forefront, from the outstanding exterior clad with imported stone and a brass entry door, to the bespoke finishes and hand-picked artworks sourced from local and international artists.
All 104 guest rooms are outfitted with luxe accents such as marble bathrooms, integrated wireless technology, heated floors, illuminated mirrors, soaker tubs, and more. The hotel floor plan includes a pair of marquee penthouse-level suites — the Blue Diamond two-bedroom and Opal king suite — appointed with plush linens, gas fireplaces, and private patios with panoramic views. Each floor is named after blue or blue-ish gemstones. The main entrance is through the back alley, where a valet service is offered with the front desk just inside. The West Pender entrance leads to the Dahlia restaurant and a concierge.
Fans of Vancouver’s renowned culinary scene can delight in the delectable offerings at two unique onsite dining destinations – Dahlia Restaurant located in the lobby, provides a chic setting for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can indulge in a modern menu showcasing diverse world cuisines while seated in the tasteful art-deco-style dining room, or on the charming street-side patio.
A truly enchanting culinary journey awaits at the Lavantine Rooftop Restaurant, Vancouver’s first and only custom-designed, garden-like rooftop restaurant. Boasting panoramic views of downtown and the North Shore Mountains, the remarkable 14th-floor dining venue offers a relaxed, stylish ambiance, and a menu that blends traditional ingredients and flavours from the Levant Region with a signature West Coast touch. The rooftop garden restaurant promises a menu with influence from the Levant, the region of the Middle East where Lavantine gets its name.
The adjacent Skybar provides another locale for guests to unwind and sip classic and contemporary cocktails while admiring stunning vistas of the cityscape below. There will be 35 seats year-round at the Skybar, expanding to 55 for most of the year. From May to September, when things are at full capacity, the rooftop patio will have 99 seats.
The menus at both Dahlia and Lavantine places a premium on showcasing the very best fresh, locally sourced ingredients from British Columbia’s farms, fields and ocean, while the bar programs spotlight imported and local B.C. craft beer, a comprehensive list of classic and contemporary cocktails, and stand-out wines from both New and Old-World regions, with a particular focus on varietals hailing from B.C.’s celebrated Okanagan Valley.
The AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel’s dedicated concierge team offers visitors insider access to Vancouver’s top tourist attractions, like the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Granville Island and Science World. The property is home a multi-functional meeting space ideal for corporate gatherings and intimate private dining events, and offers a partnership with a nearby fitness studio where guests can keep up their workout routines while enjoying their stay.
Vancouver’s celebrated natural attractions and recreational facilities are just steps away from the downtown hotel, which means outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of Stanley Park’s hiking and biking trails, tour the waterfront while kayaking along False Creek, or hit the beach to catch a spectacular West Coast sunset.
AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel is a remarkable addition to the city’s hospitality scene, with a unique connection to the esteemed Executive Hotels group. Founded by Farida and Noordin Sayani, Executive Hotels has been a prominent name in Vancouver’s hotel industry for more than three decades. Their first property – meticulously planned, designed, and opened in Richmond in 1986 – was a testament to Noordin’s exceptional development skills and Farida’s keen eye for color, design, and texture. Due to hard work and an unwavering commitment to detail, Executive Hotels expanded its brand to encompass four exceptional properties in Downtown Vancouver and Metro Vancouver.
As the first and only hotel in Western Canada to be appointed to the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) portfolio, AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel joins the ranks of more than 400 boutique, luxury properties across more than 80 countries worldwide. Reservations are now being accepted.
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