Greater Vancouver’s first new luxury boutique hotel in years, Versante, will open to the public July 29, coinciding with the gradual lifting of public health measures and the anticipated restart of the travel industry.
It is also the only hotel of its kind in Richmond — locally owned and operated.
“In a region crowded with branded hotels, we’re proud to be Richmond’s independent boutique hotel,” says Versante’s general manager, David Curell.
Located minutes from Vancouver International Airport, Versante touts itself as anything but a typical airport hotel. From vibrantly colourful interior design to leading-edge technology, every detail has been carefully considered to offer the most unique and captivating experience in the region.
The 100-room hotel boasts five bold decor themes developed by Vancouver-based CHIL Interior Design. Each evokes a distinct personality and includes wall coverings, fabric selections and furniture colours customized to create an immersive experience. The spa-like bathrooms feature a large ‘rainforest shower’ and heated floor, as well as freestanding soaker tub in most guest rooms and all suites.
Other features entail floor-to-ceiling, auto-tinting windows in most rooms, providing expansive mountain and river views.
Guests are offered contactless check-in and check-out, room entry and lighting controls; access to a 24-hour fitness facility with Peloton bikes and an outdoor rooftop terrace with a saltwater pool and hot tub; and complimentary bike rental and airport transfer by luxury car.
Versante is home to several dining experiences — a Mediterranean restaurant on the ground level, lounge with grab-and-go items during the day and small plate and cocktail offerings at night, and a twelfth-floor rooftop restaurant.
The hotel also includes more than 5,500 square feet of meeting and event space.
Versante is part of the International Trade Centre, a mixed-use development that consists of two office towers, vast commercial retail and a restaurant component in addition to the hotel, which was previously branded as the Opus Versante Hotel.