Inside the highly-requested penthouse offering European elegance in Downtown Vancouver
by Lindsay Silberman | September 5, 2013 12:00 am
It’s not surprising that the Wedgewood Hotel in Downtown Vancouver has the refinement of Old Europe: The property’s owner, Eleni Skalbania, was born and raised in Greece before opening the family-run boutique hotel in British Columbia 25 years ago. Skalbania lends her personal touch to each of Wedgewood’s 83 rooms, each decorated with antiques, original oil paintings, carpets and sculptures from her private collection. The elegant-yet-understated Relais & Châteaux property is located in the heart of Vancouver’s trendy Robson Square, making it one of the city’s most in-demand hotels. But which room do guests most often request? For the answer, we turned to Wedgewood’s Maître de Maison, Philip Meyer.
Most requested room in the hotel:
What makes it special:
“The large patio and the beautiful soft decor are what make this room so popular. It’s a very romantic room with the open double Jacuzzi tub, separate marble shower, and private patio off the bedroom.”
Your personal favorite:
“The penthouses are special because the antiques, oil paintings and beautiful, rich fabrics come from owner from Eleni Skalbania’s personal collection offering the ultimate in comfort and understated luxury so guests feel right at home.”
“Pierce Brosnan stayed in this Penthouse Suite twice for extended periods while filming in Vancouver.”
$950 – $1430 per night
Many guests of the hotel (including Goldie Hawn and Pierce Brosnan) rent bikes to tour the city and are often accompanied by Philip Meyer, a former competitive cyclist.
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