Nestled amid breathtaking mountains and the Pacific Ocean, AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel offers a remarkable fusion of Art Deco and personalized service. It aims to be a gathering place for travellers in the heart of Vancouver’s charming downtown financial district. AZUR is a luxury boutique hotel, an independent family-owned brand founded by Farida Sayani in collaboration with her daughter, Sofia. Their personal touches are evident in a décor and design scheme that evokes a sense of timeless elegance.
The mother-and-daughter team enlisted the help of architect Shoghig Tutunjian of Studio One Architecture Inc. and Inside Design Studio Principal Judy Henderson to help bring their vision to life.
“The core value at AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel is our commitment to provide exceptional experiences by prioritizing each guest’s wants, needs, and desires,” says Farida. “We’ve gone above and beyond, sparing no expense to bring this project to life, and we are confident that we will redefine the level of luxury, service, and style our guests are seeking in Vancouver.”
AZUR‘s site was carefully selected because of its prime location in the heart of Vancouver’s financial and fashion districts, its proximity to points of entry such as cruise ship terminals, Helijet, and seaplane terminals, entertainment, and sports venues, as well as notable attractions like historic Chinatown, the waterfront, Stanley Park, and the city’s finest restaurants.
FIRST IN WESTERN CANADA
The AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel is the first and only property in Western Canada to join a distinguished Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) portfolio that includes over 400 boutique luxury properties in more than 80 countries worldwide.
From its elegant and expansive lobby through to the height of luxury on the 13th-floor Penthouses, bespoke elements and a simple yet dignified design influenced by the glamour of the 1940s Art Deco style abound throughout AZUR, allowing touches of modern architecture and classical details to refine it.
Opulent finishes, such as satin brass fixtures, inlaid marble floors, and the art pieces by locally renowned artists that command attention in the lobby, are very articulately curated. The classic luxury of European marble can be seen throughout the property—from the inlaid marble floors of the vestibule arranged in a chevron pattern with brass details to the marble elevator to the intimate and warm lobby accentuated by a grand gas fireplace with fluted metal and marble sides and a crystal chandelier suspended above a great high cove ceiling. Each of the 104 rooms, suites, and penthouses seamlessly blends classical style with integrated wireless technology to help create the most comfortable and convenient stay for guests. Walk-through closets feature high-lacquer finished built-in cabinetry with LED lighting and lead to expansive marble bathrooms with double sinks, a rain shower and soaker tub, oversized back-lit mirrors, and heated floors.
STAY UNDER THE STARS
High atop AZUR, the Penthouse Suites provide the ultimate luxury getaway or glamorous staycation in the city’s heart. The Penthouses offer a grand entry through lacquered double doors onto natural hardwood floors. The custom-designed rugs, custom millwork, and a five-piece bathroom with a free-standing tub commanding attention.
Other opulent touches include a marble-clad fireplace, a comfortable seating arrangement, and a high-end bar for casual drinks and entertainment. For a “home away from home” feeling for the guests, the bar has an integrated seating area, a built-in coffee machine, sink, washing machine, a large fridge, and an outdoor oasis with a private landscaped patio overlooking the city.
DINING AT AZUR
The culinary cornerstone of the AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel can be found in Dahlia, an intimate and elegant lobby restaurant and bar. The hotel lobby’s light, simple, sleek feel is juxtaposed with the rich, dark, and cozy atmosphere of Dahlia. Guests can seamlessly transition from one to the other and experience the interplay between both and the unique facets of each space.
Expansive yet intimate, with oversized floor-to-ceiling folding windows opening to the elegant and intimate Dahlia patio, guests can enjoy the fresh air and outdoor ambiance. Dahlia’s menu evokes the flavours and style of the French Riviera, all while incorporating sustainably sourced ingredients.
Beyond the culinary, Dahlia’s bar program writes a new chapter in the city’s storied craft cocktail scene. It will tempt cocktail enthusiasts with a thoughtfully curated collection of rare whiskeys, tequilas, scotches, cognacs, and excellent and outstanding wines from the glass and bottle. An elevated yet approachable list of wines will also spotlight varietals and vintages that showcase the unique terroir of Old and New World and the pride of place expressed in each bottle.
Culinary flair and finesse at AZUR are extended to the rooftop restaurant, the Middle Eastern-inspired Lavantine. It will offer a unique culinary experience within a warm, lush garden-like setting with green spaces on the 14th floor. The restaurant features an open-concept kitchen, a chef’s table, and a Skybar that boasts sweeping panoramic views of Vancouver’s city skyline, the ocean, and the surrounding mountains.
TIME FOR A STAYCATION?
Discover a boutique hotel in Vancouver that marries elegance and quality to this degree is a rare treasure. AZUR’s founders were unwavering in their commitment to maintaining this cozy and intimate ambiance at every step of the design process. AZUR radiates timeless elegance and luxury, effortlessly curated with razor-sharp attention to every detail.
- 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 protected].
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