|Opening Date:||March 27, 1961|
The landmark resort is located in downtown Vancouver on Coal Harbour, just steps away from the historic 1,000-acre Stanley Park with its picturesque seawall and unspoiled nature, offering the best of both worlds: an invigorating urban lifestyle and a relaxing resort-like experience. Moments away from the Vancouver Aquarium, the city’s famed shopping on Robson St. and only a short walk to downtown’s business district, the Vancouver Convention Centre and vibrant entertainment.
The Vancouver International Airport is approximately 25 minutes away from downtown Vancouver.
The hotel is comprised of two buildings. Each of the hotel’s 499 guestrooms and suites offer floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening up to spectacular water, mountain or city views. Many rooms have private balconies.
Room categories include Traditional City View, Deluxe Harbour View, Premium Tower Room, and Premium Harbour View Room.
The hotel has 34 suites, including Junior Suites, Lanai Suites, Tower and Deluxe Tower Suites, Executive Suites, and the 4,000+ square feet International Suite.
All guest rooms and suites feature Westin’s custom-designed Heavenly Beds® with 10-inch thick pillow top mattress; 250-thread-count sheets, duvet and five pillows; the Heavenly Bath®: dual showerhead with multiple spray options and curved shower rod in rooms with bath tubs, for extra room; White Tea by Westin™ bath amenities, 32” LCD TV, plus large working desk with connectivity – wired and wireless high speed internet access.
Affording clean, inspiring elegance, the International Suite is a sprawling two-bedroom suite resembling a luxurious apartment, with two full bathrooms, a powder room, security (or nanny’s room) and incredible penthouse-level views, plus a large, covered balcony.
Total meeting and banquet space is over 71,000 square feet for a total of 40 meeting rooms. The Westin Bayshore’s meeting space is anchored by the 15,521 square-foot Bayshore Grand Ballroom, the largest hotel ballroom in Western Canada.
Meeting/event facilities are equipped with the latest in meeting technology and all feature high speed WiFi, laptop/VGA projection, video conferencing capabilities, dedicated telephone and fax lines, built-in retractable projection screens, full catering services, complete audio-visual equipment, technicians and production services, dedicated executive meeting specialist, and business centre services. Complimentary Wi-Fi in the lobby, restaurants and bar.
Tangent™ at Westin: offers a flexible work space that can be booked by the hour for up to four people at a moment’s notice. Ideal for impromptu meetings, interviews or brainstorming sessions.
Currents at Bayshore Restaurant: with spectacular morning pool garden views features an energizing breakfast buffet and a well-balanced a-la-carte menu. Focus is on nourishing, local, delectable menu items, including SuperFoodsRx™ nutritious dishes. Open 6:30AM-11:30AM daily.
Seawall Bar & Grill: with floor-to-ceiling windows, this waterside restaurant offers contemporary, local flavours, including gluten-free dishes and rotating seasonal options on weekly ‘fresh’ sheets. In addition, the lounge offers handcrafted cocktails by Crafted at Westin - a fresh selection of expertly mixed cocktails infused with natural ingredients. Open for lunch and dinner 11:30AM to 12:00AM (Sunday until 11:00PM)
Starbucks: Conveniently located on the lobby level, Starbucks is open daily from 6:00am to 4:00pm.
24-hour in-room dining is also available.
The hotel’s WestinWORKOUT® fitness center is open 24 hours a day and offers treadmills, elliptical trainers, stair climber, medicine balls and free weights, as well as complimentary water and headphones.
Other amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a whirlpool spa.
In addition to traditional therapies, Vida Spa specializes in blending the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda and Western healing philosophies. Boasts 11 treatment rooms and 2 couples suites. Pedicure bar for 3, manicure bar for 2-3, private relaxation lounge with double sided fireplace and infrared sauna in the men’s and ladies’ change rooms.
Service Express® and Starwood Preferred Guest® programs. Concierge services, valet and self parking, yacht charter for private fishing, dinner and harbor cruises and complimentary downtown shuttle service. The hotel is a 100% non-smoking environment. High speed wired and wireless Internet access available in all areas of the hotel. (Fee applies.) Guests can enjoy complimentary WiFi in the Lobby and Starbucks. SPG guests enjoy complimentary guest room wifi access when room is booked directly.
The hotel’s RunWESTIN programs offer guided group runs (runWESTIN concierges), running maps and Westin New Balance Gear Landing program.
Seasonal outdoor guided yoga available for our guests in Cardero Park, a beautiful green space just steps away from the hotel. (Available in the summer time.)
Seasonal self-guided bicycle tours guide guests around Vancouver’s natural settings and urban offerings. 5 different themed bike tours available ranging from a Craft Beer Tour to a Vancouver Beach Tour. Tour maps, directions and bike rental information available at the Concierge. (Available in the summer time.)
Built in 1961, opened as the five-floor Bayshore Inn, it was well known as a centre of business and luxury. In 1970, the tower building was added to complete the resort. In 2001, the conference center and public areas of the hotel were completely rebuilt, while a full-scale renovation of every room was completed in 2009.
The Westin Bayshore Vancouver is managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc.