Vancouver will soon welcome the AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel, an exquisite luxury hotel opening in Downtown Vancouver. The hotel, with its stunning Art Deco-inspired style, is the final project of its founders, Farida and Noordin Sayani.
“We’re ready and prepared to welcome visitors and show them all the ways AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel will redefine the luxury boutique hotel experience, not just here in Vancouver but in Western North America,” says Managing Director Farida Sayani. “From the views and the food to the decor and style, we’ve left no stone unturned in our desire to provide guests and visitors with unforgettable experiences while setting a new standard for excellence in hospitality.”
The AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel is a remarkable addition to Vancouver’s hospitality scene, with a historical connection to the renowned Executive Hotels & Resorts brand. The Executive Inn hotels were first established in 1986 by Farida and Noordin Sayani, starting with their meticulously planned and designed Richmond location and soon extending to Downtown and Metro Vancouver. The Executive Inn name was rolled into Executive Group Corporation, founded by their son Salim, in 1998. Eventually, it went public on the TSE as Executive Hotels and Resorts and grew to over 20 locations. Executive Group Corp was privatized by Salim in 2007, and the now-diversified real estate company continues to experience remarkable growth in its hotel division on both national and international levels, with diversified operations in real estate development, property management, and construction fields.
Building upon a legacy of excellence, the design and ambiance of the AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel have been carefully curated to perfection by Farida in collaboration with her daughter, Sofia. With the founders’ impressive 37 years of experience and her deep understanding of colour, texture, and design, a warm and elegant space is created in the heart of Vancouver. The personal touch is evident in every aspect of the hotel, from the outstanding building clad with imported stone and a brass entry door to the hand-picked art pieces sourced from local and international artists. This infusion of carefully selected elements adds a sense of understated luxury to the hotel.
Commitment to Luxury
The core value of the AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel is a commitment to providing exceptional experiences and prioritizing the needs of its guests. As the first and only property in Western Canada to join the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) portfolio, which includes over 400 boutique luxury properties across more than 80 countries worldwide, the AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel proudly represents the culmination of AZUR’s dedication to hospitality excellence. This distinction also positions AZUR as the third hotel to be selected among LHW properties in Canada, following hotels in Toronto and Montreal. Throughout the property, AZUR’s décor and design scheme will infuse the hotel with a timeless sense of elegance thanks to bespoke finishes like the grand marble lobby entrance, plush carpeting, art pieces from renowned local and international artists, and floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe the space with natural light.
What to Expect When You Visit
AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel embodies an understated luxury with its grand marble lobby entrance, plush carpeting, and floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe the interior with natural light. Farida’s personal touches and signature design aesthetic are evident in every aspect of the hotel, from the outstanding exterior clad with imported stone and a brass entry door to the bespoke finishes and hand-picked artworks sourced from local and international artists.
All 104 guest rooms are outfitted with luxe accents such as marble bathrooms, integrated wireless technology, heated floors, illuminated mirrors, soaker tubs and more. The hotel floorplan includes a pair of marquee penthouse-level suites — the Blue Diamond two-bedroom and Opal king suites — with plush linens, gas fireplaces, and private patios with panoramic views.
Dining at AZUR Legacy
Foodies and fans of Vancouver’s renowned culinary scene can delight in the delectable offerings at two unique dining destinations within the AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel. Dahlia Restaurant in the lobby provides a chic and glamorous setting for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can modernly interpret diverse world cuisines, immersing themselves in the vibrant city atmosphere. Whether seated in the elegant Art Deco interior or on the charming street-side patio, an unforgettable dining experience awaits.
For a truly enchanting culinary journey, the 14th floor is home to the exquisite Lavantine Rooftop Restaurant, the first and only custom-designed, garden-like rooftop restaurant under the clear Vancouver sky adorned with soft lighting. This remarkable dining venue offers a contemporary ambiance that seamlessly blends flavours from the Levant region with a West Coast touch. Guests can savour a fusion of traditional ingredients and current food trends, resulting in a revitalized and unique dining experience, and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Vancouver.
After a memorable dining experience, guests can head to the Skybar to unwind with signature cocktails and further relish the stunning vistas of the cityscape. Whether enjoying a romantic evening or gathering with friends, the Skybar provides the perfect setting to take in picturesque sights and savour the moment.
The menus at both spots place a premium on showcasing the very best fresh, locally sourced ingredients from BC; the bar programs spotlight import and local BC craft beer, a comprehensive list of classic and contemporary cocktails, and standout wine selections from New- and Old-World regions with a particular focus on varietals hailing from BC’s celebrated Okanagan Valley.
Concierge Services for Adventure
The AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel’s dedicated concierge team offers visitors insider access to Vancouver’s top tourist attractions like the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Granville Island, and Science World. The property has a multifunctional meeting space ideal for corporate gatherings and intimate private dining events. It offers a partnership with a nearby fitness studio where guests can keep up their workout routines while enjoying their stay.
Vancouver’s celebrated natural attractions and recreational facilities are just steps away from the downtown hotel, which means outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of Stanley Park’s hiking and biking trails, tour the waterfront while kayaking along False Creek, or hit the beach to catch a spectacular West Coast sunset.
An Exceptional Addition to the YVR Skyline
At its core, AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel demonstrates a commitment to providing exceptional service and prioritizing the guest experience. Keeping with the owners’ industry expertise and meticulous attention to detail, the property promises to reimagine luxury, service and style in Downtown Vancouver. As the first and only hotel in Western Canada to be appointed to the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) portfolio, AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel joins the ranks of more than 400 boutique luxury properties across more than 80 countries worldwide.
- Helen Siwak is the founder of EcoLuxLuv Marketing & Communications Inc and publisher of Folio.YVR Luxury Lifestyle Magazine and digital women's lifestyle magazine EcoLuxLifestyle.co. She is a prolific content creator, consultant, and marketing and media strategist within the ecoluxury lifestyle niche. Post-pandemic, she has worked with many small to mid-sized plant-based/vegan brands to build their digital foundations and strategize content creation and business development. Helen is the west coast correspondent to Canada’s top-read industry magazine Retail-Insider, holds a vast freelance portfolio, and consults with many of the world’s luxury heritage brands. Always seeking new opportunities and challenges, you can email her at email@example.com.
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