If it is Vancouver that you are planning to visit next, there is a hotel that you should know about that literally doubles as a museum. Yes, a one-of-a-kind hotel-museum. Imagine staying at a hotel where even the guest rooms and suites are situated on floors with such names as the “Gallery Floors” or “Museum Floors.”


At the art-filled Listel Hotel , a member of LE Hotels Worldwide properties, the Gallery floors are curated by the Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, and include both original works of art and limited editions of works by such artists as Yehouda Chaki, Bernard Cathelin and Z.Z. Wei. The Museum Floors offer a tribute to all things original and distinctly British Columbian and feature contemporary furniture crafted from hemlock and cedar, as well as Northwest Coast art, curated by the world-renowned Museum of Anthology at the University of British Columbia.

But it gets better…

Recently named “Vancouver’s most art-full hotel,” The Listel Hotel is in the heart of Vancouver’s most vibrant shopping and dining street, Robson and is equidistant to the financial district. It is within easy walking distance of the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Center, Stanley Park, English Bay and Coal Harbor, making sightseeing, a breeze.

It beats running around town, maps in hand, chasing down highlights of a city.

And if its comforts you seek to add to all this, no worries. The Listel Hotel offers the signature comforts and service of an L.E. Hotels member property. You can have it all — the elegance, the gracious hospitality and the delectable food served in the hotel’s O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar, which features a typical West Coast eclectic menu created by Executive Chef, Chris Whittaker. You can try a new dish such as the Westcoast Bouillabaisse or Citrus and Maple-cured BC Sablefish or a new wine from the hotel’s award-winning wine list, while you listen to vibrant jazz offered every night of the week, performed by the city’s top artists.

But be careful…once your art-loving friends or family members get wind of this, you might get uninvited company. If a business associate or two hear of The Listel Hotel’s one-of-a-kind art collection, they might recognize that being surrounded by good art can provide just the right respite — a soothing relief from a tiring business day.