Lifestyle & Parenting

10 Things We Love About The Waldorf Hotel

November 16, 2010

The Waldorf Hotel has an iconic history and, with a team of Vancouvers
most creative heading up its modern-day incarnation, a bright future
too. Post grand tour, cool things that make this Tiki-themed spot tops:

1. A fully refurbished ground floor café and restaurant that retains the
spaces original 1950s South Pacific splendor with croc-covered bar
stools, bamboo chairs and plenty of curves. Lets just say if the Rat
Pack were still with us theyd fit right in.

2. Spanish- and Latin-inspired brunch, lunch and dinner menus dreamt up
by restaurateur Ernesto Gomez of Nuba and star chef Ned Bell, plus a
wine list put together by sommelier Kurtis Kolt formerly of Salt Tasting

3. A Tiki bar to take you back in time replete with palm trees, starry
ceiling, Edgar Leeteg velvet paintings and an analog music set-up with a
curated collection of vinyl records and rotating roster of DJs.

4. Satellite Barbarella Hair Saloon on-site for those who decide a
little chop and change is in order between cocktails.

5. A monthly vintage sale stocked with finds from savvy stylists and

6. Come December, a gift shop of necessities and curios sourced by
former mistress of Mr. Lees General Store & Haberdashery, artist Meghan

7. Well-priced suites ($110-$140) with hand-rendered room numbers and
1950s styling in keeping with the theme.

8. Downstairs, a nightclub-cum-cabaret that will host all kinds of live

9. A licensed outdoor patio and event space slated to open in the summer.

10. We could easily list another 10 cool details, but weve run out of

The Waldorf Hotel, 1489 E. Hastings St., Vancouver, 604-253-7141,



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