The Metropolitan Hotel
The Metropolitan Hotel in Vancouver is a well kept secret. Located downtown, across the street from the Four Seasons Hotel, The Metropolitan was originally a Mandarin hotel, and the care, expense and luxury with which it was constructed is apparent everywhere.
A Feng Shui master designed the hotel with two Fu dogs that guard the hotel’s entrance, one that symbolically protects the structure and the other that protects all who dwell within the property.
Walking into the lobby with its glorious flowers, fine Asian touches and good Feng Shui gives you and immediate sense that this is no ordinary Vancouver hotel.
When you check in, you discover that each room is oversized, beautiful and unique with Italian Frette linens and towels, 5 star décor and amenities (at 4 star prices), marble bathrooms, complimentary newspapers delivered to your door and complimentary morning car service to anywhere within the downtown core.
Diva at the Met, the hotel’s elegant dining venue, boasts a 600-entry wine list and contemporary Canadian cuisine with seasonal regional ingredients. Although the décor showcases marble and original art, the restaurant is comfortable and the food is excellent. Diva at the Met was the most popular restaurant in Vancouver at one time, before it was overshadowed by newer, and often not as good newcomers. The food is still excellent.
A business centre offers a computer workstation with high-speed Internet access, for a fee, and office services. The Metropolitan Hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access in all public areas, including restaurants.
An atrium pool with a spa and is a wonderful place to enjoy the afternoon light. A poolside fitness center includes free weights, weight machines, cardiovascular equipment and a sauna. There is also a small putting green. Clubs and balls are provided.
Guestrooms: The Metropolitan Hotel has 197 guestrooms and suites. Accommodations provide contemporary furniture, some with Asian décor accents. Marble-clad bathrooms have separate showers and tubs. High-speed Internet access is available for a fee.
The Metropolitan hotel has guestroom milk-and-cookies delivery when children are staying in the room. Guests can shop without leaving their room. A button on the telephone connects directly to Hold Renfrew, located at Pacific Centre Mall, just across the street.