Grand Openings: New Horizon

A hospitality ambassador greets guests near a stand of bamboo at a candlelit entrance below street level, then escorts them to their accommodations for in-room check-in over tea. The welcome ritual evokes the Far East, but the establishment itself—the first hotel in North America from Hong Kong–based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts—offers a prime vantage of the far West. Opened in January, the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver, occupies the first 15 floors of the Canadian city’s tallest building and affords skyline and mountain views through floor-to-ceiling glass in the 80 guest rooms and 39 suites. Guests can dine at Market by Jean-Georges, the hotel’s third-floor restaurant from New York–based, Michelin-three-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. At Chi, a spa situated on the Shangri-La’s fifth floor, patrons can enjoy the West Coast Path—a four-hour, sea-plant-based treatment—and other locally themed therapies. Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver, 604.689.1120, www.shangri-la.com ($330–$4,750)

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