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Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

A Celebration of British Columbia Is Long Overdue—Here’s Why

We are thrilled to share that Botanist was recently featured in a story for Architectural Digest’s Celebration of British Columbia. The article, written by Kathryn Romeyn, highlights Botanist as a must dine spot when in Vancouver.

"Opened in late spring, Botanist has to be one of the most beautiful restaurants today, decked out in peaches and pastels, and designed by award-winning firm Ste. Marie Design, with some 250 native plants (50 species) of the Northwest, both living and preserved, woven throughout."

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Dwell Magazine

Dwell Magazine

Vancouver’s Botanist Restaurant Updates the Power Lunch

We are thrilled to share that Botanist was recently featured in Dwell Magazine, an inspiration and collaborative platform for architects, designers, and enthusiasts to share and discover inspiring design. The article, written by Alison Sinkewicz, highlights Botanist’s identity, focusing on the interior design and materials used to create the many spaces that make up the restaurant.

"The spaces are tethered together with the with a dutiful application of these materials, curvy geometrics, and soft light courtesy of gauzy window treatments. Botanist’s primary vegetal theme explodes in the Garden conservatory, where diners can dish on sumptuous Wagyu Zabuton steak surrounded by flora."

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Wallpaper* Magazine

Wallpaper* Magazine

Good nature: check into the 5 best hotels hotels in Vancouver for 2017

Wallpaper* Magazine recently rounded up the 5 best hotels in Vancouver for 2017. The article, written by Lauren Ho, features Fairmont Pacific Rim as an ideal spot in the city surrounded by stunning harbour views and highlights our Owner’s Suites, the newest addition to our suite portfolio.

"With a lobby that has become one of the city’s see-and-be-seen meeting spots, the Fairmont Pacific Rim hits all the essential notes for the perfect lifestyle-orientated business hotel – not least its downtown location right on the harbour adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre."

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SF Girl By Bay

SF Girl By Bay

A Trip to Vancouver + Our Favourite City Finds

During a recent trip to Vancouver, Kristen Waltman of SF Girl By Bay, shared her experience staying at Fairmont Pacific Rim, relaxing at Willow Stream Spa and dining in Botanist. While in town for IDS Vancouver, an interactive design show, Kristen showcased the Fairmont Owner’s Suites and mind-blowing signature cocktails from Botanist.

"…outside of the IDS show, we were busy living our best life at the fairmont pacific rim. located in the heart of coal harbour, this hotel is all about design. from the stunning decor both in the hotel and dining venues like Botanist (we seriously want to live inside of this restaurant. more on this spot below!), to the high tech guest rooms (there was a tv inside the bathroom mirror just begging us to have a bubble bath/netflix and chill sesh), everything is so perfectly put together."

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Robb Report

Robb Report

A Luxury Base

Robb Report, a luxury-lifestyle magazine, recently featured Fairmont Pacific Rim as a ‘luxury base’ in Vancouver. The article, written by Sandra Ramani, speaks to the world class service, modern facilities and attention to detail, like our personalized Le Labo bath products.

"Check into one of the hotel’s cushy Owner’s Suites, for example, and you’ll enjoy bath amenities personalized with your name, a customized album collection to enjoy with your in-suite record player, and access to the well-stocked Fairmont Gold Lounge, where floor-to-ceiling windows frame city views."

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The New York Times

The New York Times

36 Hours in Vancouver Includes a Visit to Botanist

We are thrilled to share the news that Botanist has been included in The New York Times’ 36 Hours in Vancouver’ story, featuring an itinerary of select things to see, do, eat and stay in this captivating coastal city. The article, written by Suzanne MacNeille, highlights the Fairmont Pacific Rim and Botanist for its captivating dining experience and sophisticated yet whimsical cocktail lab.

"Back on the downtown waterfront, wander past hotels and bars, some offering live music. You might stop at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel for a drink at the pastel-hued, plant-filled Botanist, a glamorous new restaurant and bar, replete with a “cocktail lab” equipped with things like centrifuges and ice-sculpting tools." 

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Vogue.com

Vogue.com

Botanist Strikes a Pose

Freelance writer Sarah Treleaven on assignment for Vogue.com, recently stopped in at Botanist for cocktails and dinner during her cross-Canada rail journey for Canada 150.

 "And for dinner, I headed over to Botanist, a new restaurant at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel. The interiors are gauzy and elegant, full of massive green plants, and the whole place feels like a breath of fresh air. After a specialty drink crafted in Canada’s only “cocktail lab,” I moved over to the dining room for a tasting menu that included unbelievably tender grilled octopus served with shaved asparagus and a fabulously creamy five-mushroom tagliatelle with hints of lemon and a crispy Parmesan wafer."

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Air Canada enRoute Magazine

Air Canada enRoute Magazine

Botanist in the Running for Air Canada enRoute Magazine's Top 10  

Air Canada enRoute magazine is putting together its annual ranking of Canada’s Best New Restaurants and Botanist is in the running for the Top 10! This year marks Canada’s 150th anniversary and the long list of nominations feature the cultural diversity of Canadian cuisine highlighting excellence in innovation, creativity and inspiring memorable dining experiences for its guests.

Based on the recommendations from a panel of food experts, Air Canada sends one writer on an anonymous month-long dining marathon from coast to coast to determine the most notable new openings which become contenders for the coveted annual Top 10 list.

“On the Fairmont Pacific Rim’s glammed-up mezzanine, now lush with greenery in planters and living walls, big flavours from the open kitchen push the menu beyond hotel restaurant. Be sure to try the hand-cut beef tartare topped with umami-rich parmesan foam and an egg yolk “smoked” in apple-wood-infused olive oil. After sundown, join jet-setters and Coal Harbourites in the cocktail lab for avant-garde Manhattans that incorporate mushroom-infused rye, spiced maple and moss.”

The annual Top 10 list will be showcased in the November issue of Air Canada enRoute magazine.

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Organic Spa Magazine

Organic Spa Magazine

Secrets of Facial Massage

Nature’s Indulgence Facial - Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim

In addition to featuring lots of results-oriented Tata Harper products (including four different targeted masks), this exclusive 90-minute facial indulges skin with three types of massage: traditional Swedish strokes to increase circulation and relax the client; acupressure eye massage to relieve headaches and relax the eye muscles and nervous system; and lifting techniques to firm and tone the muscles that cause expression lines.

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Architectural Digest Mexico

Architectural Digest Mexico

Vancouver in ultra chic version

“With fascinating natural landscapes and trendy sites, the largest city on the west coast of Canada becomes increasingly attractive. We stayed in one of the most chic hotels in the city.”

“Recently, the Fairmont Pacific Rim unveiled 10 exceptional suites that are part of the "Owner's Suite Collection.” Each extends over 74 square meters and has a dining room -with a collection of vinyl records- adorned with works by Canadian artists such as Susan Point and Greg Murdock.”

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WeddingBells Magazine

WeddingBells Magazine

How To Plan An Epic Honeymoon In Vancouver
"For your Vancouver sojourn make your home-away-from-home the Fairmont Pacific Rim. With incredibly luxe and modern rooms boasting views of the Coal Harbour waterfront, North Shore Mountains and Stanley Park there isn’t a more romantic hotel stay in the city. We love the Signature Ofuro Room offering panoramic city views most impressively from the Japanese soaker Ofuro tub  - have the hotel’s “bath butler” prepare a romantic nighttime soak for you. We also dig the newly opened Owner’s suites, which also offer incredible views, groovy mid-century modern décor with a whole lot of living space

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Forbes Travel Guide Blog

Forbes Travel Guide Blog

Spending Two Days in Vancouver
Fairmont Pacific Rim perfectly balances eco-savvy sensibilities with modern luxury. Its spacious rooms and suites offer picturesque vistas of the mountains and harbor, with signature Ofuro rooms providing unparalleled panoramas of Coal Harbour, Canada Place and the North Shore mountains.

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EnRoute Magazine

EnRoute Magazine

Staying Well

“Normally when I need to shake off a flight to Vancouver, I take a jog around Stanley Park. Today, with a light drizzle falling, I head up to the fifth floor, 790-square metre spa looking to get my pistons firing again with a treatment designed to boost my get-up-and-go.”

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GENLUX Magazine

GENLUX Magazine

Our Mark Meshekow heads to the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver for a slam dunk of luxury accommodations

“Aside from the stunning views and super-cool modern architecture, the Fairmont Pacific Rim offers comfortable luxury accommodations in downtown Vancouver. Melt into the luxury linens, Sterns & Foster beds, and spacious spa-like marble bathrooms – complete with all the techy bells and whistles.” - Mark Meshekow (page 119)

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Conde Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Traveler

The Best Spas in the World: Readers' Choice Awards 2015

Willow Stream Spa is named one of the best spas in the world by Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2015.

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Okanagan Crush Pad

Okanagan Crush Pad

Wine Director Jill Spoor Appointed Okanagan Crush Pad 2016 Harvest Intern

"Our team is really thrilled to be working with Jill for the 2016 harvest. She is a dedicated wine professional and will bring a high level of passion and creativity to the process. Proceeds from the sale of our Wine Campus project are donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation and support the wine education of many newcomers to the field of wine and hospitality." - Christine Coletta, owner, Okanagan Crush Pad.

Blouin Artinfo

Blouin Artinfo

The Fairmont Presents "The Art of Development" in Hotel that Helped Define Vancouverism
No wonder then that the property contains some of the most outstanding art works in the city. So much so that it has created a self-guided walking audio tour, called “The Art of Development,” downloadable as a podcast, for anyone to explore the extensive collection. 

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A Luxury Travel Blog

A Luxury Travel Blog

4 of The Best Luxury Hotels in Vancouver

High tech and glam, the Fairmont Pacific Rim is a sexy hotel. From the shiny glass exterior to the happening lobby to giant marble bathtubs for languishing, the Pacific Rim offers state of the art contemporary luxury. You’ll find iPads in your room, televisions integrated into your bathroom mirrors, automated lighting and modern art.

ELLE Canada

ELLE Canada

For a Laid-Back Luxe Visit

This hotel is so tech-savvy - the "spa" lighting setting in the bathroom is perfect - but so understated and comfortable. And I love that there's live music very night in the Lobby Lounge. Even if you don't stay for a drink, you feel like you're part of something cool. 

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Etihad Airlines In-Flight Magazine

Etihad Airlines In-Flight Magazine

Rooms with a View

If you don’t want to leave the property, though, the Fairmont has everything you’d expect of a grand five-star hotel: spa, a slew of restaurants and gigantic beds that threaten to swallow you whole. 

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Ten top bike hotels to stay at

Not only do you get a free bike to explore Vancouver, the Fairmont Pacific Rim has a bike butler who can tune the bikes and offer cycling maps and tips. The butler will no doubt tell you to point the treadley in the direction of nearby Stanley Park, an oasis of hemlock and cedar. The 10-kilometre Seawall route where the park borders the Pacific Ocean is a highlight.

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London Evening Standard

London Evening Standard

Wild West: Natural highs in Canada

We started in Vancouver. Staying at the harbourside Fairmont Pacific Rim meant all the main attractions — including the surprisingly exhilarating FlyOver Canada virtual ride — were within walking distance, and the hotel’s fleet of bicycles meant we could make the most of jet-lagged mornings by cycling around Stanley Park’s 8km sea wall. After our athletic start, we’d gorge on oozing cream buns at the hotel’s extensive Oru breakfast buffet.

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Vancouver: The Four Day Weekend

Vancouver: The Four Day Weekend

Vancouver: The Four Day Weekend

I met Voss two days earlier, after checking in at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, where she runs a free-bike program for guests. Her official title is bike butler, which says a lot about Vancouver. (Where else, I wondered, is bike butler an actual career?) When I asked her for suggestions about where to ride, Voss, an avid racer, offered to spend her day off accompanying me into the hinterlands. I'd heard that Vancouver was friendly, but this was next-level hospitality.

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The Georgia Straight

The Georgia Straight

Fairmont Pacific Rim gets new executive chef, Nathan Brown

The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel has a new executive chef with plenty of international culinary cred...Nathan Brown now oversees the entire culinary operation of the hotel, including giovane café + eatery, ORU, the RawBar, and the banquet kitchen.

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WeddingBells

WeddingBells

Canada's Loveliest Wedding Venues for 2015

The hotel is unquestionably one of Canada's best luxury properties, with spectacular design details and service. 

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LA Times

LA Times

British Columbia: Cities in Wilderness

For base camp, consider the environmentally friendly Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, with stunning water and mountain views and adventure just steps away.

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Suitcase Magazine

Suitcase Magazine

Vancouver, Canada: To Stay

Adjacent to the ocean and located in Coal Harbour, the rooms at Fairmont Pacific Rim offer stunning views of both the city and the water. The impressive lobby bar is perfect for a few drinks or cocktails before dinner, while live music will keep you entertained for the better part of your night. 

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10Best.com

10Best.com

The RawBar: Ocean Wise Sushi, Excellent Cocktails and Live Music

This stunning hotel restaurant pairs incredibly fresh, Ocean Wise sushi with a chic atmosphere and live music; you won't find this anywhere else in Vancouver. It's an ideal spot for a special night out.

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10Best.com

10Best.com

Views, Pools, and Spas: Vancouver's Best Resort Hotels

The Fairmont Pacific Rim has a luxurious spa, complete with outdoor hot tubs and comfortable lounge areas (with amazing views) that you'll likely never want to leave. After a day at the spa, head down to The Lobby Lounge and RawBar for live music and incredibly fresh sushi.

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AFAR Magazine

AFAR Magazine

The Best Hotels in Canada

Opened just in time for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and conveniently located next to the convention center, Canada Place, and Coal Harbour, the ultra-modern Fairmont Pacific Rim is a magnet for luxury-loving gadget fans.

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Grant Sceney

Western Living Magazine

Foodies of The Year - The Shakedown Artist

"In a city where any number of mixologists can fret over a great-tasting drink, Sceney sets himself apart by the scale on which he delivers his professionalism. And in his spare time he slays them at cocktail competitions - most recently being named the fourth-best bartender in the world at last year's Diageo World Class Bartenders Competition in the UK."
 

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Pool

Travel International Magazine

Fairmont Pacific Rim and ORU Restaurant

"For innovative cuisine that is tastefully prepared and an amazing selection of the finest wines and cocktails, ORU is the premier place to dine!"

 

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Vancouver Seawall Bike Ride

Sydney Morning Herald

Vancouver: One Day Three Ways

"The Fairmont Pacific Rim will send the BMW limo to take you back to your high-rise room overlooking the harbour."

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The Curator's Table

BCLiving Magazine

The Curator's Table at Fairmont Pacific Rim

"Imagine you could invite anyone in Vancouver to join you for a once-in-a-lifetime dinner at the Fairmont Pacific Rim’s “The Curator’s Table,” a stunning custom-made table that overlooks the hustle and bustle of the hotel’s lobby and lounge. We did just that, and not surprisingly, what followed was a beautiful evening of delicious wine, delectable food and eminently interesting conversation."

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Make-A-Wish

BreakfastTelevision

Jack's Wishing Well Day For The Make-A-Wish Foundation

"We join JackFM’s Morning Show Hosts, Kiah and Tara Jean as they broadcast live from the Fairmont Pacific Rim for the First Ever Wishing Well Day benefiting Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon featuring live music, gingerbread making and Christmas treats!"

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Grant Sceney Diageo Awards

Global News BC

Bartender Grant Sceney

"Wed, Nov 19: Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim's head bartender Grant Sceney joins Global News making punch."

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Chef Taka Omi

New Zealand Herald

Room Check: Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver

"I've had a lot of sushi in my life and I can't recall better than this. [Chef] Taka ran the show, bringing us exquisite portions and explaining what each would do to our taste buds and how they matched one another and the sake. Also, how the locally sourced fish fitted into all that saving-the-planet stuff. A sushi genius serving perfect sushi with a story behind it. More please."

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Signature Ofuro Room

SHARP Magazine

The Traveling Man: Vancouver

"Not only are the rooms top notch (think TVs in the bathroom mirrors and sweeping, city-and-ocean views) and the spa treatments world-class, but the ground-floor lounge is one of Van’s downtown go-to spots for a classic cocktail. Kick off your night with some live music and a drink at the lobby bar, and some of the city’s finest sushi (no kidding) at their Raw Bar."

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Pool Cabana

USA Today's 10Best.com

Cruise into Vancouver and Enjoy Hotels with Comfort and Convenience

“Fairmont Pacific Rim is another hotel that's within a stone's throw from the terminal. This high end property is pure bliss! It's fairly new and the rooms are contemporary, clean and incredibly luxurious. Did we mention amazing views?"

 

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Willow Stream Spa Facial

BC Living

10 Vancouver Facials You Must Try 
"While providing an unbelievably relaxing and soothing experience, the Tighten & Transform facial at the Willow Stream Spa also features some new technologies to, well, tighten and transform your face. Its name and promise will not disappoint."

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Rooftop Pool

ELLE Canada

6 Posh Rooftop Pools in Canada

Fairmont Pacific Rim steals the #1 spot on ELLE Canada's 6 Posh Rooftop Pool list in Canada. 

"The palm trees, cabanas and fire pits at this poolside lounge look as if they were transported straight from the Caribbean."

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Grant Sceney, Head Bartender

The Province

Cheers! One of the World's Best Bartenders Works His Magic at Fairmont Pacific Rim

"An ice-cold cocktail on a hot summer day prepared by one of the world's greatest bartenders is now available in Vancouver. Fairmont Pacific Rim head bartender Grant Sceney finished in the top six at the Diageo World Class bartender competition in London, England on Friday, beating out dozens of international competitors."

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Rooftop Pool

Sharp Magazine

Sexiest Pools in Canada

"This luxury hotel in Vancouver is one of the few in Canada that offers a rooftop pool in the heart of the financial district. Take a long lunch at one of the three world class restaurants located inside the hotel or order right from your lounge chair. You might just kick off your shoes , rent a cabana and stay awhile. This perfect retreat is exactly what you need after dealing with numbers all day"

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giovane

Foodista

What to Eat, Drink and Do in Vancouver, British Columbia 

"Enjoy a classic cocktail and live music in The Lobby Lounge, a Vancouver hot spot, or relish in a locally-sourced meal at ORU. Italophiles could easily lose themselves (as this one did) in giovane, an Italian-inspired cafe, winebar, deli, and imported Italian good marketplace. Here you'll find a stunning selection of regional Italian olive oils (tastings are available as well), chocolates, pasta of shapes and sizes rarely seen outside of Italy, and more."

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Harbour-Mountain View at Dusk

Stella Magazine

Vancouver: A Girl's Guide to the Best Shops, Hotels and Restaurants 

"In a 48-floor skyscraper overlooking Vancouver's Coal Harbour, the Pacific Rim hotel's tech-filled suites come with brilliant views of the North Shore mountains. The lobby contains a great sushi bar, which becomes a cocktail lounge at night, while the spa offers a range of aromatherapy treatments."

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RawBar 100% Ocean Wise

MONTECRISTO Magazine

Ocean Wise - Sustainable Ripple

"Gradually, though, sustainable sushi has been catching on and the last few months has seen the unveiling of a handful of 100 per cent Ocean Wise sushi bars (almost unthinkable a few years ago), including Fairmont Pacific Rim's RawBar."

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Presidential Suite

Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Indulgence: Fairmont Pacific Rim's Presidential Suite 

"The Best (fill in noun here) is always a trick proposition, as claims of superiority always smack of subjectivity. Be it ice cream, sports cars, watches or films, personal tastes and preferences dictate what constitutes the best in each of our minds. The said, on some topics there is little wiggle room when ascribing the bold adjective 'Best.' Which brings us to today's topic, the Fairmont Pacific Rim's Presidential Suite, the Best Hotel Suite in all of Vancouver." 

 

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Owners Suite Terrace

Sharp Magazine

Sharp's Vancouver Travel Guide

“Not only are the rooms top notch (think TVs in the bathroom mirrors and sweeping, city-and-ocean views) and the spa treatments world-class, but the ground-floor lounge is one of Van’s downtown go-to spots for a classic cocktail. Kick off your night with some live music and a drink at the lobby bar, and some of the city’s finest sushi (no kidding) at their Raw Bar.”

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