POSTED September 24, 2014
Vancouver welcomes the opening of several new venues, as well as a flood of upgrades and renovations to pre-existing meeting spaces.
Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver recently refreshed its sixth-floor terrace with new tenting and landscaping. As one of the hotel’s six meeting venues, the terrace can accommodate up to 90 people with AV capabilities and plasma screens available upon request.  The terrace stretches an entire city block and offers views of the North Shore Mountains.
The Westin Grand Hotel completed upgrades to its seven meeting rooms, as a part of a series of renovations that includes guestrooms, public areas and Hidden Restaurant. The hotel features more than 5,000 square feet of function space and a dedicated specialist to ensure logistics are addressed, needs are met and meetings go off without a hitch. All function spaces are outfitted with plug-and-play AV capabilities and state-of-the-art integrated AV systems. The hotel’s largest meetings space, the Symphony Room, can accommodate up to 80 people, while the outdoor Garden Terrace can host up to 100 for plain air receptions.
Vancouver’s newly opened Hotel BLU provides business travel necessities like Samsung tablets, fitness rooms and an interface that allows guests to wirelessly stream audio and video content from personal devices to the in-room entertainment system. The property also features the "floating" Pacific Boardroom, whose floor-to-ceiling windows drench the space in natural light. The boardroom can accommodate up to 14, as well as a theatre-style conference space that can hold up to 60.   
Skwachays Lodge, a new property in downtown Vancouver, incorporates boutique accommodations with an immersive cultural experience. The hotel is spread across two floors of a social housing structure, whose rooms were designed by teams of Aboriginal artists in collaboration with six of Vancouver’s top interior designers. The property’s meeting spaces, the Cedars Boardroom which seats up to 16, and the Art Gallery which seats up to 60, both feature full AV capabilities and catering.​

From making her kids’ Kraken Halloween costumes inspired by Seattle’s National Hockey League team to chasing the sun in eastern Washington looking for spots to camp, Kelly Saling’s love for the Pacific Northwest is apparent in all aspects of her life—including her career. Promoted to senior vice president and chief sales officer at Visit Seattle in September 2021, Saling pulls from this personal appreciation to plug people into the region’s array of venues, natural landscapes, and everything in between.


Comfortable, familiar, and adorned with the color tones and tapestries of Peru, Portland’s Andina restaurant, housed in a historic onetime abattoir and warehouse in the city’s Pearl District, serves up modern Peruvian cuisine. 


Built in the vision of streamline modernism and art deco in 1941, the Vogue Theatre has become a hotspot in the heart of Vancouver’s entertainment district—a region known for its progressive hospitality and historic charm. “It’s a national registered historic site in Canada,” says Matt Friesen, general manager of the theater. While it is primarily a concert venue hosting artists such as Steve Lacy and Steve Earle & The Dukes, the Vogue’s nearly 10,000 square feet of space and mission to offer the utmost friendly customer service makes it a perfect venue for your next event.