If you are in town for an event at one of the two sports stadiums, the Vancouver Public Library, or the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, then this is a great destination for you. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the hotel was designed to evoke the grace and elegance of the 18th century, and even has a royal connection—Princess Margriet of the Netherlands was on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony back in the early 1980s. Since then, it has been updated throughout with comfortable gold-toned furniture, splashes of red accent color, great business amenities, and a pretty orchid theme. This extends to its Orchid Floor, 18 rooms especially designed for women travelers, with flat irons, curling irons, yoga mats, ladies’ emergency kits, and extra skirt hangers, at no extra charge.