There's about to be a fresh and upscale option for staycations, dining out, or out-of-town visitors in downtown Vancouver as the new Azur Legacy Collection Hotel is set to open in August.
The 104-room Art Deco-style luxury boutique hotel, located at 833 W Pender St, has a key family link to the Vancouver-based hotelier Executive Hotels and Resorts, whose first property opened in Richmond in 1986 and has since grown to operate multiple stays across North America.
Executive's co-founder, Farida Sayani, has teamed up with her daughter, Sofia, for the independent venture Azur.
"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," describes a media release about the new boutique hotel.
The hotel was approved in 2018 as a redevelopment for the longstanding Edward Chapman clothing retailer's Pender Street location. Executive Hotels paid $19 million in 2017 for the site of the 45-year-old store.
Guests will experience Azur's brass front door, grand marble lobby entrance, and floor-to-ceiling windows and in the rooms will find design elements such as marble bathrooms, heated floors, and soaker tubs. Two penthouse-level suites will boast gas fireplaces, and private patios with sweeping Vancouver views.
Two new restaurants and a bar joining Vancouver's culinary scene
Azur will feature two restaurants, including one in a garden-like setting on the rooftop with an adjacent bar.
Lobby-level Dahlia Restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a contemporary menu featuring global influences using ingredients sourced from British Columbia.
The Lavantine Rooftop Restaurant will be "Vancouver’s first and only custom-designed, garden-like rooftop restaurant," according to PR reps for the hotel operation. Situated on the 14th floor, the Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant will offer "a relaxed, stylish ambiance and a menu that blends traditional ingredients and flavours from the Levant Region with a signature West Coast touch." Adjacent to The Lavantine Rooftop Restaurant will be Skybar, serving up cocktails with a side of views.
“We’re ready and prepared to welcome visitors and show them all the ways Azur Legacy Collection Hotel will redefine the luxury boutique hotel experience, not just here in Vancouver but in Western North America,” says Managing Director Farida Sayani. “From the views and the food to the decor and style, we’ve left no stone unturned in our desire to provide guests and visitors with unforgettable experiences while setting a new standard for excellence in hospitality.”