Yaletown is Vancouver’s trendy and upscale renovated warehouse district. This fresh urban neighbourhood is just an easy walk from the centre of downtown Vancouver, the Davie Street Gay Village, or a quick ferry ride from Granville Island. Yaletown’s converted heritage buildings are home to some of city’s top fashion and design shops, as well as cutting edge restaurants and bars. Old loading docks act as giant sidewalks and create a unique setting for wandering, shopping, or lounging at one of the many outdoor patios.
Located in a converted warehouse in the once-seedy, newly rehabilitated district of Yaletown, Opus is that most uncommon of hotels: the brand-new, impossibly cool, ultra-stylish boutique hotel that actually has the goods to back up the image.
The 96 rooms and suites are available in five separate décor color schemes. These are colors with character, mind you—from Stylish & Sophisticated Blue to Artful & Eclectic Green, and for the most aesthetically advanced, Daring & Dramatic Taupe, described as Hollywood glam, decked out in faux-fur and titillating artworks.
Like any aspiring hipster hotel, Opus is home to a trendy nightspot, (Opus Bar) which attracts the most stylish element of the Vancouver scene. The neighborhood, Yaletown, is Vancouver’s Little Soho, the north-of-the-border stomping grounds for actors and musicians who have fled the celebrity spotlight (or spiralling production costs) of Hollywood, and Opus Bar is the most likely spot for a (seemingly inevitable) celebrity sighting, after, perhaps, the lobby.
Opus has a fitness room on-site, and arrangements with a nearby health club and two neighborhood spas, although the in-room spa service might prove more tempting. In fact, for all of Yaletown’s charms, and those of greater Vancouver, it may be difficult to venture outside; a 1-to-1 ratio of staff to guests makes for intensely personal service, and there is no shortage of social life downstairs, in the bar.
The hotel is just steps away from the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line Station, a predominantly underground transit system providing rapid rail service from downtown Vancouver to the airport. The business and entertainment districts, Stanley Park, beaches, and the Alaska cruise ship terminal are only a few minutes away.
The Opus Hotel is home to the One Hundred Nights restaurant, with its ever-changing graffiti art, and the eclectic OPUS Bar. Guests are offered complimentary car service in a BMW 7 Series to all downtown locations including all of the cruise ship terminals. The hotel offers a 24-hour business center with Mac workstations, babysitting services (surcharge), a 24-hour fitness facility, wireless high-speed Internet access (complimentary in OPUS Bar), and complimentary use of Jorg & Olif/Mountain bikes.
The stunning guestrooms at the Opus Hotel feature vibrant colors, oversized windows, and deluxe furnishings. There are five distinctly different decor schemes for the guestrooms, ranging from sleek minimalist to eclectic modern, all with the unifying elements of comfort and style. Guestrooms range from 250 to 645 square feet, with some rooms connecting to Standard, Superior, or Deluxe categories.
The rooms have climate controls, separate sitting areas, Frette bathrobes, L’Occitane toiletries, executive writing desks with ergonomic chairs, and alarm clocks with iPod docks. Spa bathrooms come with large walk-in showers or combination soaker tubs/showers, and heated floors.
Opus Hotel Vancouver is the perfect trendy location for any gay traveller visiting Vancouver’s renowned Gay Village of Western Canada.