• A One-Night Stay for Two in a Deluxe Room from Now to September ($199) or October 1 to December 30 ($169)
• $50 Food Credit for Diva at the Met Restaurant
• Self-Parking and Late 1 p.m. Checkout
• Combine Vouchers for a Stay of Up to Two Nights
Though Vancouver's total area spans less than 45 square miles, dozens of those miles are dedicated to hiking and biking trails that seem far removed from the urban core, from Stanley Park to the Strait of Georgia. But this coastal seaport is also one of the most densely populated metropolises in North America, serving as a cultural mecca with a vibrant arts scene, world-class restaurants, and cosmopolitan elegance. Still, this is the most laid-back city in an already laid-back country. It is, after all, the heart and soul of the Pacific Northwest.
The elegantly appointed Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver is quite a looker, but it's the superb service guests receive while staying at this contemporary beauty that keeps them coming back. (We're talking 24-hour room service, shoeshine, and morning car service within the downtown core.) Meanwhile, Deluxe Rooms showcase spacious floor-to-ceiling marble-clad washrooms, separate glass showers and soaker tubs, beds with European natural-down duvets and Italian Frette linens, oversize bathrobes, solid-oak cabinetry, and Juliet balconies.
You'll be a stone's throw away from the gleaming harbor of Canada Place and its cruise ship terminal, not to mention more than 10,000 pieces of art housed behind the stately columns of the Vancouver Art Gallery. At lunch, café scenes abound along the nearby Robson Street shopping district, where you can sip lattes before venturing off to find that A-list outfit at the Pacific Centre.
Come dinnertime, you'll want to arrive early for both the preview and the feature presentation at Diva at the Met. Start with albacore tuna and Dungeness crab with yuzu crisp, oyster leaf, cucumber, avocado, and soy vinaigrette. Then, feast on milk-poached smoked black cod or a sampling of savory sweetbreads washed down with a glass of vino from Diva's celebrated wine cellar.
PAID AND PROMOTIONAL VALUES EXPIRES ON December 30, 2013
Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver
Boutique and Chic in Downtown Vancouver
- from C$169