On August 4th my wife and I were married at the Shangri-La. Our experience with the hotel and its staff has always been and continues to be outstanding. A couple years ago my fiance (at the time) and I had an opportunity to stay at this hotel and it impressed us so much that it became a benchmark on which to judge other hotels. When it became time to look for a venue for our wedding we flew out to Vancouver and booked the Shangri-La without giving it another thought.
Throughout the entire planning process their staff was incredibly helpful and a great source of information for an out of town couple. They were able to recommend anything from DJ's to cake bakers, to even activities in the city for out of town guests. The ceremony was held on the outside terrace which was narrow but created an intimate setting. The view from the terrace was a unique blend of urban and nature, the line of sight was frames by tall buildings on both sides of Thurlow street extending down to the water. Beyond that in the distance were the mountains and the skyline. The hotels' restaurant, Market, catered the event for us and the food was amazing. We are still having guests tell us how delicious their meals were. Sally, who is the director of events manager, was meticulous in helping us prepare for the event. She really went above and beyond for us and on the day of our wedding she was at the hotel very early and she was still there checking in to make sure things were still going smoothly for us well past 1am. She was very dedicated to making our day special and we are very grateful to her.
The rooms were immaculate. The beds are large and extremely comfortable, and the bathrooms are all marble. We were married on a long weekend and everything was booked up as it was a busy weekend for Vancouver. Regardless Shangri-La was still able to set aside a more than adequate block of rooms and a great rate for our guests.
The hotel has a great fitness room room and an outdoor pool and hot tub. It was very relaxing to sit in the hot tub in the evening and watch the Vancouver skyline change colours as dusk set in. With this location you are in walking distance to all downtown attractions. The morning of our wedding the two of us snuck of at 6 am and walked to a local coffee shop and took a moment to ourselves while the city slept.
We stayed for an additional 7 days after the wedding. Throughout this time the service continued to be beyond excellent and even though the hotel was booked completely it was very quiet and it was easy to forget that the hotel was full.
My wife I would would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone planning an event or just looking for a great place to vacation. We would definitely stay again and we are looking forward to seeing some of the other Shangr-La's around the world.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunlight filters in through the floor-to-ceiling windows, warming the latte tones and golden hues around you. Basking in complete ease, you contemplate your day ahead from the cosy comfort of your room at Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Vancouver’s glittering city skyline against mountainous backdrops. As you tuck into a sumptuous breakfast, a sweeping view of the vibrant metropolis that is Vancouver unfolds before you. Settling into your tastefully furnished surroundings, you catch a glimpse of the majestic firs of Stanley Park in the distance. A leisurely stroll along the sapphire blue waters of its lakes would be heavenly. You decide on a short drive to Grouse Mountain. You’re in the right season for helicopter rides, and skiing and snowboarding off its slopes. The rush of height and speed proves refreshingly exhilarating. Nestled between the Coast Mountain Range and Pacific Ocean, there is certainly plenty to do in this urban oasis. You plan to take it a day at a time. For now, Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver, beckons. You head straight for CHI, The Spa. A soothing organic British Columbia seaweed treatment indulges your well-worked body. Relaxation revives your appetite, and you find yourself at MARKET by Jean-Georges. Elegant contemporary interiors open your mind to the reinvented seasonal flavours conjured by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. You’re in for the best by this internationally-acclaimed Michelin three-star chef and entrepreneur. You’ve had a taste of the finest at this city. And it all began at Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. ... more less
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