Exploring Vancouver with The Douglas | An Autograph Collection Hotel
A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of staying at the new Douglas Autograph Collection Hotel located inside Parq Vancouver. Built to match a whole new breed of the modern day traveller, The Douglas is nothing short of spectacular. Designed by Celano Design Studio and inspired by one of Canada’s renowned modern architect’s, Arthur Erickson. The Douglas was built to embody the beautiful landscape of the surrounding nature and city in which Vancouver resides. Safe to say, I could not pass up the offer when I got the opportunity to experience a night for myself
Upon arrival, I was kindly greeted by their staff who directed me over to the entrance of The Douglas’s Instagram-worthy elevators. After not being able to resist an impromptu selfie, or six, the doors to the elevator opened to the next floor, where I stepped into a magnificently mid-century modern designed lobby. I have to admit, I was instantly impressed with how well Celano was able to capture the essence of this city by seamlessly tying together the nature and urban elements throughout the hotel.
As you cross the lobby, you will arrive to an illuminated Douglas Fir check-in desk that doubles as the perfect statement piece for all arriving guests. To the right of the check-in you will find the infamous D6 Bar and lounge, which opens up to a multi-use terrace and features a secret room hidden behind a book case (which is great for private parties!).
During my stay, I found D6 to be the perfect working space for meetings during the day and socializing with a great cocktail in hand at night.
After wandering around the hotel for a while, I finally decided to check out my room and get ready for dinner. Each one of their rooms are sleek and luxurious in design, featuring floor to ceiling marble in the bathroom and an inviting king size bed with an impressive wood headboard. It was a room that I truly felt I could live in! With each detail thoroughly thought out, we had a huge west facing window that shed in a generous amount of natural lighting, a working space for the modern day traveller, and various refreshments from local Vancouver businesses!
Aside from everything else, my favourite part of the room was the clear window that you could see from the bed directly into the shower. I find these shower designs can add the perfect hint of sensuality and romance to any room, accomplishing an atmosphere made for an extremely memorable date night. But I don’t kiss and tell! ;)
Joke’s aside, I want to personally thank the team behind The Douglas Hotel, for inviting me to experience an environment that “masterfully reconnects people & place”.
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