Welcome to #CheckedIn, a travel series where we take you along to some of the trendiest and most unique hotel experiences around. Join us as we give you the 411 on all the ins and outs of these locations, what to expect and where you should ‘check-in’ next!
With its bold colours, innovative designs and natural light cascading throughout the hotel, Versante Hotel is a place where all are welcome to indulge in life’s greatest luxuries; play. The vibe of the hotel is simple; revealing all of life’s simple pleasures while taking a moment for yourself in the heart of Richmond, B.C. From custom artwork, like the mystical charcoal sculpture by Marie Khouri, to the vibrant handcrafted chinoiserie rug by Andy Dixon that showcases the raw, natural beauty of British Columbia, the design aesthetic at Versante Hotel was made for you to escape from the ordinary into a place of exceptional design. Wherever you turn, you’re welcomed with unique experiences. Swim in their rooftop lap pool, connect with friends over a drink at Cask or nourish the body with a spa treatment at the Vogue Lounge. The vibe is vibrant, bold and forever reminds you that even though Versante is minutes away from the airport, this is nowhere near an average airport hotel.
Home to authentic adventures, Richmond, British Columbia is a thriving city where unique cultural experiences are perfectly paired with the natural beauty of the city. Many moons ago, the Vancouver International Airport cemented its spot in Richmond, and ever since then, the city has redefined the way tourists and locals alike see it, no longer thinking that it’s just another airport city. From eating your way through the epic Richmond Night Market (an eclectic take on Asia’s traditional night markets – here you’ll feast your eyes and bellies on incredible street food) and brunching at The Storybook Cafe, to strolling along the city’s most urban waterfront; the city spares no expense when it comes to thinking about how to blend experiences that make a city what it is. Learn about the incredible history of the fishing industry at Steveston’s Historic Fishing Village, head to No. 3 road for luxury shops or stroll through one of the 145 parks the city has humbly created. Richmond is the city where the coast meets nature, differently.
Each mystical guestroom is filled with bold designs and modern luxuries. Feel as if you’re floating in the sky resting your head on a luxurious king (or queen) bed, as the floor-to-ceiling windows let the fresh air in and you watch the planes cruise through the sky. Each guest room and suite are designed for you to be yourself as you breeze through Richmond.
Unique in their own right, guest rooms and their impeccably designed suites feature stunning organic furniture lines with cozy fabrics, lovely rainforest showers, freestanding soaker tubs (in most rooms), top of the line in-room controls, and space for you to relax. Best yet, the luxurious bathrooms have Dyson hair dryers, and if that’s not something to write home about, we certainly don’t know what is!
Versante is home to incredible suites for those who are looking to extend their stay (and need more space than your typical guest room). Suites provide heavenly living and dining spaces, primary and secondary bedrooms with metallic urban tropical designs and elevated spaces that are your invitation to stay here forever.
The one thing that we found really unique about Versante is the experiences they have here. Being in an airport city, one rarely finds a whisky bar in a hotel that also offers complimentary luxury shuttle service to the airport, but when you stay at Versante, that’s just the way they roll. From their sustainably focused restaurant Bruno to their impeccably created Cask Whisky Vault and a sensory-fueled fine dining experience at Acre Through the Seasons, the creators of Versante Hotel have spared no expense in designing spaces for you to sit back, relax and enjoy your stay.
We’ll be back each and every trip we make out west, and can’t wait to explore all that Richmond, BC has to share with the world.