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10 Things We Love About The Waldorf Hotel


10 Things We Love About The Waldorf Hotel

The Waldorf Hotel has an iconic history and, with a team of Vancouver’s most creative heading up its modern-day incarnation, a bright future too. Post grand tour, cool things that make this Tiki-themed spot tops:

1. A fully refurbished ground floor café and restaurant that retains the space’s original 1950s South Pacific splendor with croc-covered bar stools, bamboo chairs and plenty of curves. Let’s just say if the Rat Pack were still with us they’d fit right in.

2. Spanish- and Latin-inspired brunch, lunch and dinner menus dreamt up by restaurateur Ernesto Gomez of Nuba and star chef Ned Bell, plus a wine list put together by sommelier Kurtis Kolt formerly of Salt Tasting Room.

3. A Tiki bar to take you back in time replete with palm trees, starry ceiling, Edgar Leeteg velvet paintings and an analog music set-up with a curated collection of vinyl records and rotating roster of DJs.

4. Satellite Barbarella Hair Saloon on-site for those who decide a little chop and change is in order between cocktails.

5. A monthly vintage sale stocked with finds from savvy stylists and pro-pickers.

6. Come December, a gift shop of necessities and curios sourced by former mistress of Mr. Lee’s General Store & Haberdashery, artist Meghan Paterson.

7. Well-priced suites ($110-$140) with hand-rendered room numbers and 1950s styling in keeping with the theme.

8. Downstairs, a nightclub-cum-cabaret that will host all kinds of live acts.

9. A licensed outdoor patio and event space slated to open in the summer.

10. We could easily list another 10 cool details, but we’ve run out of room.

The Waldorf Hotel, 1489 E. Hastings St., Vancouver, 604-253-7141,