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The St. Regis Hotel New and Blog Page is designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest news and events in and around the hotel. 

  • The St. Regis is a 2016 TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice!

    LIke any business, we love receiving awards, but we're especially pleased and proud when we receive awards which are based on guest reviews. After all, the most important thing is what our guests are saying about us.

    That's why were are incredbily proud to have been named one of Canada's top hotels for service in the most recent TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Awards. It's a tribute to the hard work and committment of our entire team and we'd like to thank them and also every one of our guests who took the time to share their experience on TripAdvisor.

    It's an award we'll accept humbly and one which will motivate our team to continue to go above and beyond in making our guest feel warmly welcomed every time they stay with us.


  • A Tribute to Dave O'Brien

    When our maintenance manager Dave O'Brien passed away last year, we knew that we wanted to find a way to keep his memory alive in the neighbourhood. 

    Dave knew every inch of our block and made sure that everything was ship-shape. So, we have had a plaque made and installed in the hotel alley and we think it's a fitting tribute to the person who meant so much to all of us. 

    From now on, the service way will be proudly be called "Dave's Alley." 

  • New Breakfast Menu is Launched

    It’s said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we believe that a great breakfast is the best way to start a day of travel. That’s why we’re committed to offering our guests a delicious free breakfast every day that they stay with us.

    We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our breakfast service, and we have listened to guest feedback and made many changes along the way, from going to fresh cracked eggs for every dish, to changing our breakfast potatoes, to changing our coffee supplier. 

    Most recently, we responded to guests feedback by revamping the menu layout and options for improved clarity and ease of ordering. The three breakfasts: Continental, Traditional, and Classic Omelette provide a range of options and flavours to start the days that we prepare fresh, hot, and quick for every one of our guests.  

    We’re proud to be the only downtown Vancouver hotel which offers a cooked fresh a la carte breakfast free for every guest who stays with us and guests can trust that there will never be a hidden fee for breakfast, wi-fi, long distance phone calls, bottled FIJI water, and much more. 

    Click HERE to see the new menu. 


    Daniel Ackland to oversee all food operations at St. Regis Bar & Grill 
    Located in the historic St. Regis Hotel, the St. Regis Bar & Grill is a favourite downtown stop for lunch, dinner, game night and late-night snacks. The St. Regis Hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of
    Daniel Ackland as Executive Chef overseeing all food operations at the Bar & Grill.

    Daniel brings a great range of experience to the position having worked in BC kitchens for over 15 years including recent appointments as the opening chef for Tacofino Gastown, Per Se Social Corner, The Blackbird, and as regional chef for Donnelly Group.

    “We’re very excited to have Daniel join our team”, said St. Regis Hotel general manager Jeremy Roncoroni. “He’s got a very strong background in menu development and operations and we’re sure that our guests are going to enjoy the new dishes and creations which will be added to our menu.”
    The St. Regis Bar & Grill is a popular venue for parties and private events in The Regis Room, and Daniel will also be tasked with reimagining the menus for group dining. “Daniel has also worked with a broad variety of local growers and suppliers and we’re excited for a fresh perspective he will bring to our sourcing and group dining.”


    Forbes Travel Guides have been offering travelers well-researched, expert advice since 1958 and a "Forbes Recommended" sign means that one of Forbes' anonymous rating team has visited and experienced the hotel.

    The St. Regis Hotel is extremely proud to have again been named a Forbes Recommended Hotel for 2016. The award is testament to the hard work and commitment of the entire St. Regis Hotel team to ensuring great welcomes, restful sleeps, and the most complete set of amenities to make every stay memorable.

    Read the Forbes Travel Guide review 


    Winning awards is always pleasing, but we're even more pleased when the award is based upon feedback from the most important judges of all--our guests!

    That's why we were so pleased to receive notice of a 2015 Award of Excellence from Our 9.2/10 score was based upon hundreds of guest review during the year and made us one of the Top 10 Hotels in Vancouver. We're incredibly honoured to receive this award and want to send our thanks to everyone who took the time to share their experiences staying with us by writing a review!

    Visit our page and read the reviews 


    The St. Regis Hotel is pleased to be partnering with LoungeBuddy to offer guests a special thank-you for staying with us.

    LoungeBuddy is a new smartphone app which helps travellers find airport lounges to relax, be productive, freshen up, or just get away from it all when they flying. As a special sign-on bonus, the St. Regis Hotel will be offering guests a special $20 off discount code that they can use anytime, whether it’s on their way home from Vancouver or on a future trip.

    With delays, cancellations, diversions, and misconnects part of the new normal, there are few guarantees in air travel these days. The ability to access airport lounges through LoungeBuddy will help travellers add comfort, relaxation, and productivity to ever trip.

    Visit LoungeBuddy  for more information and be sure to ask for your gift the next time you stay with us.


    We’ve always been proud to offer superb spa-quality beauty and bath products for to our guests and when it came time to renew the amenities supplier contract this year, it was an ideal opportunity to see if we could even further upgrade our in-room offering.

    In looking at products from a number of suppliers, the range from L’Occitane en Provence was the clear choice and well worth the added cost we would incur to place the products in guestrooms. We chose products from L’Occitane’s Citrus Verbena collection which uses French citrus essential oils with the extract of organic verbena for a luxurious feel that gentle on the body and environment. The in-room offering includes a full range of products like soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion.

    Top-quality in-room amenities add an extra level of indulgence to any hotel stay and we’re certain our guests will enjoy these spa-quality bath and body products from L’Occitane en Provence.

    Learn more about the products we now offer


    The St. Regis Hotel is pleased to have again been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for 2015. This award is especially gratifying as it's based upon the reviews our guests have written after staying with us. To quote TripAdvisor: "TripAdvisor awards a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers."

    Thanks to everyone who took the time to share their experiences and such kind words on TripAdvisor.

    Read the latest reviews 


    Located in the heart of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the Strathcona Community Centre has been offering recreation, educational and food programs for over 40 years. The St. Regis Hotel has proudly supported the Strathcona Community Centre in a variety of ways in the past and is pleased to announce another program for DTES families.

    Over the last two years, the St. Regis Hotel has donated tickets to send groups of families to the gala ice shows at the Pacific Coliseum and this year, the St. Regis Hotel will donate 100 tickets to Marvel Universe LIVE! (June 18-21). The Strathcona families will see all their favourite Marvel Universe LIVE! characters like Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk and many others in a live-action, arena-sized experience.

    “We’re very pleased to have been able to send so many great and deserving families to see these shows”, said Jeremy Roncoroni, GM of the St. Regis. “These shows are the kind of luxury that DTES kids often miss out growing up, and we’re sure that those who see Marvel Universe LIVE! will have an exiting and memorable experience.”

    Find more information about the Strathcona Community Centre and the range of programs they offer 


    The 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Awards were released this week and the St. Regis Hotel is proud to again be included in this exclusive list of the best travel destinations in the World. They listed their favourite things about the hotel like this:

    "A mix of modern art and contemporary amenities made it easy for us to create a list of the five best things about The St. Regis Hotel:

    1. The modern art. When the hotel was overhauled in 2009, the aim was to create a boutique hotel that included heaps of modern art. You’ll spot large abstract paintings at the ends of the hallways, hanging next to the reception desk and dotted throughout the property.

    2. You can rent an iPad. For $25 a day, you can surf the Internet via an Apple iPad, and with strong wireless throughout the hotel, you can do so from your guest room, the lobby or the business center.

    3. The location. If you’re coming in from the airport via Vancouver’s convenient Skytrain, you’ll find a stop is mere steps from the hotel’s entrance. You’re also in the heart of the city itself, with Pacific Centre Mall just a block away.

    4. The heated bathroom floors. It’s the little things that put a room over the top, and in this case we were delighted to slide across warm marble floors in The St. Regis Hotel bathrooms.

    5. The business center. While plenty of hotel business centers are boring, stuffy affairs with just a lone PC stuck in a corner, the business center at The St. Regis Hotel is vibrant and comfortable. You’ll find multiple computers lining the far wall, and several comfy leather armchairs arranged in front of a flat-screen television. The dark walls and recessed lighting make the space feel like a stylish library."

    Read the full listing 


    The Independent, one of the UK's biggest newspapers, returned for a post-Olympics look at Vancouver. We were very proud to have made the shortlist as one of their top 3 hotel choices for the City.

    Why not click the article and see their recommendations for a visit to Vancouver--even if it's just for ideas on how to be a tourist in your own city?

    Read the article   


    Orbitz, one of the world’s largest online travel agencies, recently announced the winners of their 2014-2015 Best in Stay Awards, given to the Top 5 hotels in 75 key destinations. The Awards are given on the basis of customer reviews and ratings from an expert panel.

    So, it is with enormous pride that we are able to announce that the St. Regis Hotel has been awarded a 2014 Orbitz Best in Stay Award as one of the Top 5 Hotel in Vancouver.

    “Winning any award is a great honour”, said St. Regis Hotel General Manager Jeremy Roncoroni, “but it’s even more special to be named one of the top five hotels in a market like Vancouver, which offers visitors so many outstanding accommodation options.”

    “This award is a tribute to the hard work put in by our entire staff and to the vision of our owners who are committed to proving that a locally-owned and operated hotel can compete and even exceed foreign chain properties.”


    While we certainly enjoy getting nice reviews from media and bloggers, we have long believed that the opinions of our guests are the ones, which are most important. That’s why we’re so proud to receive a TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence, an award that is given to only those hotels with the very best guest reviews throughout the year.

    Thank-you to everyone who has helped other travellers by taking the time to share your experiences of the St. Regis Hotel on TripAdvisor. We look forward to hosting you again.

    Read the latest reviews


    Hotel proudly enters second century of hospitality in Vancouver

    The St. Regis Hotel is extremely proud to have again been named a Forbes Travel Guide “Recommended Hotel” in the 2014 Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating List, which is being released today, January 22nd. The Forbes Travel Guide, formerly the Mobil Travel Guide, has provided the travel industry’s most detailed ratings and reviews of hotels, spas and restaurants since 1958. Their details ratings system anonymously evaluates each property against 800 rigorous and objective standards to help consumers make better-informed travel decisions.

    In describing the St. Regis Hotel, the Forbes reviewers highlighted the hotel’s “helpful and accommodating staff”, “expansive art collection”, heated marble bathroom floors, sophisticated design, and business centre which feels “like a stylish library”.

    “We’re extremely honoured to receive this award,” said St. Regis General Manager Jeremy Roncoroni. “It’s a great way to start our second century of hospitality in Vancouver and an incentive to maintain the high standards we have set for ourselves.”

    Since reopening after a complete $12 million renovation, the independent, Canadian-owned St. Regis has become a Vancouver favourite while gathering numerous awards by offering guests superior service and industry-leading rate inclusions like free full breakfast, WiFi, Worldwide long-distance and much more. The commitment to excellence by the St. Regis Hotel includes annual floor-by-floor shutdowns and renovations to guarantee guests the pleasure of a “brand new room” experience every time.


    The St. Regis Hotel Receives prestigious award in time for fifth anniversary of renovation & reopening

    The St. Regis Hotel is extremely proud to have been named a Forbes Travel Guide “Recommended Hotel” in the 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating List, released September 9th. The Forbes Travel Guide, formerly the Mobil Travel Guide, has provided the travel industry’s most detailed ratings and reviews of hotels, spas and restaurants since 1958 and their ratings system now evaluates each property against 800 rigorous and objective standards!

    In describing our hotel, the Forbes reviewers highlighted our “helpful and accommodating staff”, “expansive art collection”, heated marble bathroom floors, sophisticated design, and our business centre which feels “like a stylish library”.

    This award is made extra special by the fact that we’re celebrating both our centennial and five years since our reopening in 2013. Recognition like this is a great way of marking those anniversaries and inspiring ourselves to keep up the extras effort our team puts in every day.


    The St. Regis Hotel is very pleased to have been awarded a TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This award is only given to hotels who maintain top ratings in consumer reviews throughout the calendar year. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

    The St. Regis Hotel would like to thank the many guests to take the time to share their experiences with other travellers.

    “The St. Regis Hotel is very pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Jeremy Roncoroni, General Manager. “We constantly strive to meet our customers expectations je make their stay at the St. Regis memorable and enjoyable. We’re very grateful that they take the time to share their experiences on TripAdvisor.”

    “TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience,” said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award is our way of recognizing the top performing establishments around the world.”


    When real estate mogul Rob Macdonald revamped Vancouver’s historic St. Regis hotel in 2008, he decided to put his own stamp on it, making the kind of place he’d want to stay himself. The personal touch is evident in both service and generous inclusions at this boutique property (think free world-wide long-distance phone calls). This year, the Vancouver landmark – no relation to the Starwood St. Regis hotels – celebrates its 100th birthday, with the modern-day slogan “more than you expect, everything you deserve.”

    Read the full article