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Everything you need to know about Vancouver's newest luxury hotel

Daily Hive Branded Content Feb 25, 2019 7:00 am 356

If you’re finding yourself in desperate need of an escape from your daily life or a swanky hotel to entertain visitors, look no further than Vancouver’s newest world-class luxury hotel.

Quietly opening its doors in the second half of 2018, the EXchange Hotel Vancouver is the newest addition to the heart of downtown. Aiming to change the face of the Vancouver hotel scene, the hotel provides guests with a sophisticated and contemporary escape from the ordinary with their unique blend of historically inspired architecture, trendy interior design, sustainability and one of a kind food and beverage offerings.

Originally the headquarters of the Vancouver Stock Exchange, the facade of the 1909 heritage building has been retained as the face of the hotel in order to preserve the unique heritage of the building.

The 32-storey pin-stripe curtain wall of the Exchange Tower is designed by Swiss-based Harry Gugger Architecture, whose portfolio includes the iconic “Bird’s Nest” in Beijing’s National Stadium, resulting in a classic contemporary design and swank 1920s art-deco inspired atmosphere. It has been designed to LEED Platinum status, that is, to a high environmental standard, focusing on energy efficiency.

Each room or suite in the four-star boutique hotel offers up customized luxury with curated custom wall art murals, inlaid herringbone designed hardwood floors, and all-marble bathrooms. You will also find luxury amenities, imported luxury linens, exquisite artwork, and luxurious products from L’Occitane — so really, everything you need to pamper yourself.

The hotel’s exclusive Dividend Floor features specialty suites including the aptly-named Blue Chip Suite and Patio Suite, exuding glamour and charm with their expansive windows, private rooftop courts, and glorious marble wet rooms with elegant antique bathtubs.

EXchange Hotel Vancouver

The EXchange Hotel Vancouver is home to several dining establishments including Hydra Café, a mirrored coffee bar modelled after The Philosopher’s Library in Greece, for those who want to enjoy their espressos or craft cocktails under sustainable woodcraft shelves with wood slab books.

Visitors can also look forward to the opening of Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean in March, a stylish bar and 110-seat restaurant experience named after the coveted island in Greece. Under Chef Mark Greenfield’s culinary direction, the establishment will feature modern classics in a seaside-inspired setting. The perfect location for an intimate night out, it will feature rich hardwood floors and fashionable sheer drapes echoing the feel of beachside restaurants in Mykonos.

The EXchange Hotel Vancouver also offers select venues for different occasions of celebration. The Cabana, Bar Hydra’s luxurious annex, is a private dining room perfect for intimate gatherings, The Mezzanine is ideal for larger gatherings up to 257 guests (if standing, 100 if seated), and the Townley Studio is perfect for large events from board meetings and business events, to exciting dinners and cocktail parties.

If you’d like the chance to win a two-night stay at Vancouver’s newest luxury hotel, simply enter the contest below.


Enter for your chance to win a two-night stay at the EXchange Hotel Vancouver, valued at $700.


To enter for your chance to win a two-night stay at the EXchange Hotel Vancouver, do the following:

1. Follow @ExchangeHotelVancouver on Instagram, like the following photo and comment below the photo tagging a friend you’ll bring with you if you win. Remember to use the hashtag #dhcontest. (1 entry)


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All entrants must be aged 19 or older. 

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm PT on March 11, 2019. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

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EXchange Hotel Vancouver

Address: 475 Howe Street

Phone: 604-563-4693

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