Ian Gillespie named #1 on the 2015 Vancouver Magazine Power 50 ListFounder & CEO of Westbank Projects, Ian Gillespie, named "Best in the City"
Dec 03. 2015
Concierge Spotlight at Shangri-La Hotel, VancouverStephane Mouttet, Chef Concierge at the Shangri-La Vancouver
Mar 05. 2015
2015 Best Hotels in CanadaFairmont Pacific Rim, Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver & Toronto named top hotels by US News
Jan 27. 2015
Shangri-La Vancouver voted best Canadian city hotelCanadian Living highlights another great reason to visit Vancouver
Aug 17. 2014
Jul 23. 2014
Shangri-la Vancouver Named Top City Hotel in CanadaBC Places and Properties Recognized in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2014
Jul 03. 2014
A traditional Buddhist blessing ceremony was held at the opening of Shangri-La Vancouver where Tsengdok Rinpoche and other guest monks chanted blessings and played traditional dunchen (long horns). The culmination of the ceremony was the unveiling of the Chinese guardian lions at the front entrance and the dotting of their eyes to begin their guard.
When I look back at Shangri-La Vancouver, the most difficult aspect was actually constructing it. The construction industry throughout North America was stretched thin and labour and material costs were climbing at an unprecedented rate.
Easily the most elaborate sales launch we have conducted was Shangri-La Vancouver. It was highly successful, with the bulk of the building selling within the ﬁrst month. Buyers were attracted to the height, views, location and living on top of one of Canada’s ﬁnest hotels.
We celebrated the unique culture of Shangri-La and it resonated with Vancouver’s multicultural population.