Holding the distinction as Vancouver's first high-rise hotel, The Blue Horizon Hotel has undergone major renovations over the past few years - most notably for planners, a complete refresh to its penthouse-level meeting rooms. Centrally located on Vancouver's bustling Robson Street, the independent boutique property now offers six configurations of flexible meeting space on the 31st floor, each featuring million-dollar views of the cityscape, English Bay, the North Shore mountains and Stanley Park via three walls of unobstructed windows. The combined 3,300 square feet of function space can accommodate up to 180 people, and delegates benefit from easy access to necessary amenities like AV equipment, free WiFi and group catering options from the hotel's ABODE Restaurant. Of course, it's always more fun - and educational - to meet in a space that has a story, and The Blue Horizon's rich history provides plenty of talking points. Case in point: when it was first built, the hotel's rooftop lights guided airplanes into Vancouver at night. Intriguing, no?