Opening Soon: Richmond BC’s First Design Hotel
A sneak peek inside Versante Hotel.
Lovers of contemporary design will be thrilled to know that Versante Hotel, Richmond BC’s first design hotel, is gearing up to open its doors this July. Read on for a few design highlights to whet your appetite while we complete the finishing touches.
Let’s start with the exterior. A 14-storey new-build, Versante Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel housed in Richmond’s new International Trade Centre, featuring a sparkling façade and View® smart glass. Custom window tinting allows for each guest to choose the amount of natural light that floods into each guestroom while conserving energy.
The vibrant hotel lobby creates a first impression you’ll want to experience again and again. Reimagining the visceral experience of a Chinese night market, striking shades of cardinal red, electric blue and emerald capture your attention, while iconic furnishings – like a handcrafted Chinoiserie rug by Andy Dixon, a charcoal sculpture of local topography by Marie Khouri, and a custom pink reception pod – invite you in for deeper contemplation.
Head up the curved marble staircase through to the upper level, where the multi-coloured unisex washrooms are located – you can’t miss them! Single-use hand towels will be available to enhance guest safety and sanitation.
The hotel’s 100 guestrooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows in five bold designs, each with vibrant colours, textures and patterns to evoke a distinct personality – who will you be tonight? Paying homage to each personality is an ethereal wallcovering of koi fish, a symbol of strength and perseverance in Chinese culture. Fans of mid-century modern design will surely love accents in the icon room, including the iconic Ms. Poodle lamp and Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair.
Step into the spacious, spa-like bathroom and find a show-stopping double-sink vanity featuring backlit arched mirrors against a sleek grey backsplash. Take a rinse in the glass-enclosed rainforest shower, or bathe in natural light in the lavish freestanding soaker tub with a view. Comforting extras, including the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, plush bath robes, and Red Flower bath products make starting the day – or stripping it away – pure bliss.
Kick your visit up a notch with an elevated stay in one of the hotel’s well-appointed suites. The glammed up two-bedroom, 2,275 sq ft Versante Suite offers plenty of room to entertain, with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room that seats ten, and a private space that functions as an executive office or a family room. An expansive balcony affords guests sweeping panoramic Coastal views, while rich tones of caramel and deep red and an original Andy Dixon painting animate the interior. The master bedroom features a sophisticated leather-paneled king bed, walk-in closet, and spacious ensuite bathroom with floor-to-ceiling tinted windows.
For a slightly more intimate space, the CHIL Suite offers living and dining space for eight. Named after Versante’s interior design company, the elegant two-bedroom CHIL Suite is designed to accommodate bold personalities and pleasure seekers. This penthouse-level suite features a master bedroom in a mesmerizing metallic urban tropical design and a spa bathroom with a breathtaking floating vanity overlooking the city.
And just wait until you catch a glimpse of our remarkable dining venues! Stay tuned for future posts to find out what’s cooking. Head over to our offers page to view our latest promotions and start planning your summer visit.