Vancouver has rapidly become the third largest centre for the film industry in North America. Movies like Fifty Shades of Grey, Mission: Impossible 4 and Deadpool 2 have all been shot in and around Vancouver, meaning the city is veritably swarming with celebrities every day.
The city is one of few places in the world where you can swim in the ocean and hit the slopes all in the same day. It’s no wonder that celebs are happy to flock here. So where are they staying? Here are the Vancouver Hotels celebrities absolutely adore…
The Vancouver Hotel for the Full Celebrity Treatment
Located in the vibrant and trendy Yaletown, adjacent to picturesque False Creek waterfront, the Opus Hotel makes you think of restored warehouses, with a walkable location and serving great food. The hotel’s long list of services and amenities come without any additional charges so you’ll be able to enjoy perks like the free iPads on and off property, as well as car service downtown and full suspension mountain bikes for your trip to the mountains.
The Vancouver Hotel with Celebrity History
Rosewood Hotel Georgia
The Rosewood Hotel Georgia was Vancouver’s first luxury hotel and first celebrity hotel. Elvis, Katherine Hepburn and Sir Laurence Olivier have all laid their heads upon the Rosewood pillows. This trivago Awards 2018 winner is still as luxurious as ever and remains a picture of old world Hollywood glamour with its 1920’s era lounge and saltwater lap pool.
The Vancouver Hotel with Million-Dollar Views
The Loden Hotel
The Loden Hotel is located in Coal Harbour, downtown Vancouver’s most sought after community. Floor-to-ceiling windows afford breathtaking views of the area’s dynamic mountains and waterways. Their sumptuous rooms have marble bathrooms and plush bedding that makes the Loden Hotel sure to please even the most discerning wannabe celebrity.
The Vancouver Hotel that Oozes Luxury
The opulent Sutton Place Hotel has played home to guests like Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ben Affleck, Sean Penn, and Robert Pattinson who have all shot films in Vancouver. It’s no surprise — as one of the most luxurious hotels in Vancouver, they don’t skimp on service and are located a short jaunt away from the shops of Robson Street and some of the best nighttime spots in the city. The hotel’s Gerard Lounge is a great place to spot elusive celebs in their natural habitat.
The Vancouver Hotel for Pampered Pups
L’Hermitage Hotel is steps away from Yaletown, just a few more to Gastown and to Robson Street. They have an incredible outdoor saltwater lap pool and Jacuzzi as well as bike rentals available. The hotel has both a human and canine concierge, an irresistibly adorable French bulldog named Hippo. Their WiFi is said to be blazingly fast, so you’ll have plenty of bandwidth to upload that script you want to send to the new director you met outside your door.
The Vancouver Hotel where Tom found his Zen
With its Zen-inspired decor, it’s no wonder that the Shangri-La was Tom Cruise‘s favourite spot to stay during the Mission: Impossible 4 filming. This hotel is quiet, discrete and is the kind of place you look forward to relaxing in when you return from your day. Breakfast at the MARKET restaurant is included and is as delicious as the overall atmosphere at the Shangri-La Hotel.
The Vancouver Hotel Where Rachel Soaked in the Tub
The Metropolitan Hotel
The Metropolitan Hotel is the preferred Van city pad of Rachel Green herself — Jennifer Aniston that is. With their incredible soaking tubs, Jaguar limo service and down duvets, it’s really no wonder. Just don’t “forget” to check out, although we wouldn’t blame you if you extended your stay.
The Vancouver Hotel Where You Can Have It All
Fairmont Pacific Rim
With almost all the rooms of the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel delighting guests like George Clooney and Hugh Laurie with spectacular harbour and mountain views, it’s no surprise that this hotel is a celebrity destination. Book on site spa reservations or in-room dining on the iPads available in every room, and make sure to hit up the rooftop pool and hot tub — you might just catch a glance of Mr. Clooney exiting one of the private cabanas.
Catch any celebrities during your stay in Vancouver? Please do tell!
This article was adapted from a piece that originally appeared on trivago magazine US.