There’s a new luxury boutique hotel in Richmond, BC, and Forbes has named it “Vancouver’s new “It” hotel.” Having opened just a few months ago, the Versante Hotel perfectly infuses the Asian influence of the Richmond area with luxury and local art.
The crown jewel of the Versante? It is the high-end dining experience found at the hotel restaurant, Bruno.
I recently stayed at the Versante hotel for three days and dined at Bruno several times. This piece covers only a tiny portion of what I experienced– you simply must book your own trip to understand the luxury and comforts provided by the Versante brand.
While the Versante is only minutes away from the Vancouver Airport, this is nothing like a typical airport hotel. With vibrant colors, natural light, and contemporary local art, you will be transported from Canada to Asia. Add the global cuisine provided by both room service options and Bruno, and you can truly relax and unwind.
Each of the 100 luxurious guestrooms comes in one of five bold designs, with many featuring koi-inspired artwork. (Did you know that the koi fish is a symbol of prosperity, perseverance, and courage? How perfect!)
The Versante Hotel is 10 minutes by car from the Vancouver Internation Airport (YVR), or 7 minutes away if you opt to take a public transport route with the Canada Line to Bridgeport Station. In addition, the hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle service via luxury Mercedes shuttles.
Downtown Vancouver is a quick 20 minutes away by either car or train, and with it, all the food and attractions Vancouver has to offer. For ideas of what to do on your next trip to the Richmond/Vancouver area, check out this blog post with tips from my recent adventure.
The Versante Hotel is home to one hundred luxurious guestrooms and suites of five bold designs, each showcasing a design influenced by Chinese culture. Not only are there fantastic colors and art, but the suites are filled with natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows.
The bathroom is a high-tech private spa, with a rainforest shower with heated floors and glass panes, a freestanding soaker tub, plus incredible views from the beautiful windows.
Here’s a quick rundown of other amenities you can expect:
- Contactless check-in, room entry, and room controls all by mobile app
- Free high-speed Wi-Fi
- 24-hour complementary mini bar
- Dyson Supersonic hairdryers
- Red Flower Bath amenities– biodegradable, vegan and cruelty-free
- View Smart tinted windows– allows for a gorgeous view with total privacy and no glare
- Heated rooftop pool and hot tub
- 24-hour fitness room with Peloton bikes and Mirror interactive home gym
- Free bike rentals
- Canadian artist collections are shown throughout the hotel and each guestroom, including Kathy Slade and Andy Dixon.
The hotel is home to an incredible restaurant that can be described in one word– connection. Chef Will Lew is an artist who combines locally sourced ingredients, storytelling, and artful plating that transport you with each dish. I particularly enjoyed the pork belly starter, which I made sure to order at each meal! If you can’t make it for dinner, than opt for breakfast or brunch. You will not be disappointed with the delectable French toast.