I spoke to the General Manager and got the low down on the family amenities as we didn't have our kiddos with us but we would like to bring them in the future. Here are what is offered...
- Children’s Menus in the Oru Restaurant and In Room Dinning
- 50% off on Menu prices for 12 and under and free for Children 3 and under in the Oru Restaurtant
- Children’s Bathrobes when age and size is provided in advance or during the stay
- Kids check in including toy and coloring book
- We are equipped with cribs
- We have baby amenities for emergencies
- All rooms are equipped with a media panel for Ipod or computer hook up for movies and games
- The gold lounge is equipped with a number of board games for children of all ages
- We have a great pool area with Cabana’s….ideal for families
- Complimentary Bikes for use for FPC members
A pool is a must when we stay at a hotel with the boys...a beautiful pool with a hot tub and an amazing view is even better. This pool area even has little cabanas with fireplaces for cosy gatherings in the evening. As you can see you can also get rooms with decks facing on the the pool for tucking away with a book on a warm day.
This is the main lobby lounge....quiet in the morning but when we arrived on a Saturday night it was quite the happening place with live music. We were tempted to sit down for some sushi and a cocktail but we were still stuffed from dinner at Fraiche.
Best of all the hotel is close to the Seawall and an easy walk to Stanley Park or the Sky Train. I hate driving and parking in the city so these are huge perks for moi.
It's also right across the street from the 2010 Olympic Torch and the gorgeous new convention center.
Look at the wall assemblage made from pieces of wood. I am not 100% sure but this looks like the ceiling in the new Whistler Library that was made from salvaged pine beetle wood. It's so organic and warm looking, hopefully next time we'll get to go inside and explore.
And, that is that. My three post tribute to the Pacific Rim...see the rest of the hotel here: