Vancouver Getaways

Found another great escape in the Pacific Northwest!  Whether you need a getaway for just you, or with your sweetie or family, read on.  I opted to go solo.  After a long week of meetings and a never ending “To Do” list, I “checked out” of reality for 24 hrs, and “checked in” to the Four Seasons Vancouver.

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Just a few hours drive north from Seattle, the views were scenic and the approach to Vancouver, B.C. spectacular.  When you see the mountains meeting the sea, you’ve arrived.

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Within 24 hours, you receive the Four Seasons “pink carpet” treatment.  Here are some of the highlights.

Big Smile Welcome!   Doors will be opened, luggage carried, and the check-in takes seconds.  Four Seasons has a way of personalizing your stay, catering to needs and whims, while ensuring privacy is respected.

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Comfortable Room:  Guest rooms and luxury suites are spacious.  My room had a king-size bed, fine linens, natural light and impressive city views.  There was even a bowl of lemon, strawberry, and coffee macaroons on a bed of pink chocolate shavings!

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Outdoor/Indoor Pool, Urban Oasis!  While staying in the heart of the city, you can relax in an urban oasis – lounge in the chaise chairs on the rooftop garden, swim in the pool, or take an outdoor nap in a private cabana.  Or you can get a workout at the fitness center.

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Red Cedar Boutique Spa Suite:  A MUST!  Step into a private luxurious suite, and enjoy a soothing massage in the new treatment room, Red Cedar. Massages are tailored and there’s a selection of body oils including French lavender, grapefruit & bergamot, or mint.  Before you leave, enjoy the artwork by Shingo Kido.

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YEW:  If you love seafood, you want to dine here! Try a variety of fresh Pacific Northwest seafood –  salmon carpaccio, freshly shucked oysters, octopus salad, ceviche, or Qualicum Bay scallops. Located on the main level of the hotel, Yew is the name of a Canadian tree, and as you step into this restaurant, you can look up to ceilings reaching 40 ft. to the sky!  There are many seating options – dine solo, with family, sit at the communal table, or choose to sit at the dining table encased in glass where rows of wine bottles surround you.

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Blo:  Need a quick hairstyling appointment?  Easy!  Check into the Blo Brow Dry Bar, located in the Hotel lobby, perfect for those on-the-go.  You choose from a menu of hairstyles.  I selected the Red Carpet look!  Make an appointment, click here or call #1 (604) 609-5460.

So much to do!  If you want to be more active, there’s plenty to do in Vancouver…shopping, nature walks, cycling trails and so much more.  Click here to see our recommendations.

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Book your Four Seasons Vancouver Getaway – click here!  or call #1 (604) 689-9333

Green Tip: Shingo Kido, Public Relations Director at Four Seasons Vancouver shares that “This is the only major hotel in Canada with a Green Table membership, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver also holds a five-star Green Key rating, the highest possible rating for hotels that exemplify environmental stewardship, and Ocean Wise certification for sustainable seafood offerings.  We offer a wide range of options and services to reduce the environmental impact of your event, while never compromising the service and cuisine for which Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is renowned.”

By: Patricia Stone, travel writer and consultant

Photo Credits:  some photos provided by Four Seasons Vancouver

Acknowledgements: Global Adventuress thanks Four Seasons Vancouver for hosting an amazing stay!  And thanks to DK Eyewitness Travel for providing the Canada book as a helpful planning resource with 920 photographs, 114 detailed maps and 45 illustrations.

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