Credit: Hotel Belmont
Vancouver is now home to its first ever Ascend Collection Hotel. Hotel Belmont, a boutique hotel in a landmark Vancouver building, is open for business. The modern and trendy hotel is a newly renovated, 82-room boutique property that has stood at the corner of Granville and Nelson for more than a century.
“This hotel offers a unique product in downtown Vancouver, satisfying a gap in the hotel market. It has been designed with the millennial traveller in mind, providing a modern, fun and vibrant hotel experience,” says Juan Duran, Director of Franchise Development at Choice Hotels Canada. “We’re confident it will be loved by both the local community and out-of-town travellers.”
Based in the entertainment district, Hotel Belmont offers modern guest rooms in a fun and funky environment with food, drinks, and entertainment, operated in partnership with the renowned food & beverage team of the popular Banter Room in Vancouver. The hotel has VIP rooms, multiple bars including two full-service lounges, personalized services such as luggage assistance, concierge service, and a vintage house car service for those looking to explore the diverse selection of attractions surrounding the hotel in this invigorated neighbourhood.
Designed by CHIL Interior Design, Hotel Belmont offers contemporary, beautifully decorated guest rooms with pillow-top mattresses and state of the art technology including in-room mobile device casting, blazing fast wifi, and an integrated in-room tablet. In-room amenities include flat-screen televisions with high-definition cable programming including HBO and Movie Central, motion sensor climate control, locally sourced spa-grade toiletries and Keurig coffee makers.
“This property will be ideal for business and leisure travellers who appreciate a unique experience in downtown Vancouver. The hotel was designed with the tech savvy traveller in mind and we are implementing amenities that will enhance their visit before, during and after staying with us,” says Jeff Leung, who works with the ownership group Pacific Reach and is the new general manager of the hotel. “It was a comprehensive, full-scale renovation that pays tribute to the building’s history. We could not be more proud of the final product and we are excited to introduce our concept to guests.”
Hotel Belmont actually harkens back to one of the property’s prior identities. The 1912 building was home to a number of hotels (most recently, a Comfort Inn), restaurants, nightclubs and bars like the Nelson Place Hotel and the Nelson Beer Parlour, Doolin’s Irish Pub, Champagne Charlies, Granville Entertainment’s the Cellar and BaBalu. Interestingly, the latter was a tapas restaurant where Michael Bublé had a regular gig prior to being discovered.
Centrally located, Hotel Belmont is minutes from the BC Place Stadium, Granville Island, Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, University of British Columbia, Grouse Mountain, Stanley Park, and the Vancouver International Airport.
For more information or a reservation, visit: www.choicehotels.com