The combination of superior service, convenient location and large meeting facilities in a boutique hotel make Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver a good choice for medium- or mid-sized meetings. June 21, 2010
Meetings & Incentive Travel Advertising Feature
Whenever meeting planners get together, they pride themselves on finding a jewel of a venue. For mid-size groups, Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver is that jewel.
In the heart of downtown Vancouver, this 197-room boutique hotel has the comfort and character of a brownstone. Originally built by master hoteliers Mandarin Oriental, the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver has the amenities you’d expect from a luxury hotel —spacious guestrooms, each with a Juliet balcony and the largest marble bathrooms of any hotel in the city; a 1,000-sq.-ft. fitness facility; state-of-the-art business centre; world-class dining from Diva at the Met; and complimentary morning downtown limo service in the hotel’s Jaguar.
Guests can walk to such attractions as Stanley Park, Granville Island Market, B.C. Place and GM Place Stadium, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Olympic cauldron, Robson Street shopping, Canada Place and the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.
For the third year in a row, the hotel has been recognized on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels for 2010.
But it’s the superior service that keeps guests coming back. Indeed, service staff has earned a reputation for knowing their customers’ needs.
Boasting 7,800 sq. ft. of dedicated conference and banquet space, the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver can accommodate 10 to 250, but the hotel attracts mid-size groups looking for the comforts of a boutique hotel but needing sizeable (2,500 sq. ft. to 3,000 sq. ft.) meeting space.
“Met Van can accommodate that midsize, 50- to 70-person meeting and you can still feel like you’re a big fish in a little pond,” says Suzanne Cinq-Mars, corporate director, sales, Metropolitan Hotels.
Meeting rooms are conveniently located on the second floor. Popular rooms include the nautical-themed Connaught Room, which is almost a 1,000-sq.-ft. perfect square; and the Hong Kong Room, an intimate, 340-sq.-ft. space with a permanent boardroom table and self-contained 275-sq.-ft. foyer, ideal for breakfast or lunch.
Facilities come equipped with state-ofthe- art AV display, T1 carrier-class Broadband Internet access and videoconferencing. Les Clefs d’or Concierge service is available to fit your group’s needs.
“We are completely flexible,” says Cinq-Mars. “Our mantra is, we don’t make our clients fit into our box. We fit into our client’s box.”