Opus stakes claim as premier boutique hotel

VANCOUVER—This spring, Opus Vancouver reasserted itself as Canada’s premier boutique hotel with a complete revamp of its playful 96 rooms. Once again led by interior designer, Robert Bailey, and inspired by the expressions of designers from the 1970s,

VANCOUVER—This spring, Opus Vancouver reasserted itself as Canada’s premier boutique hotel with a complete revamp of its playful 96 rooms. Once again led by interior designer, Robert Bailey, and inspired by the expressions of designers from the 1970s, the interpretation is bold, fresh and a little cheeky with artwork by a local artists.

Notable local artists splash the walls with vibrancy and flavour. Pieces include Tiko Kerr’s urban Vancouver watercolors, Taizo Yamamoto’s thought provoking shopping carts, Mark Mizgala’s controversial water pistols, Michael Miller’s nostalgic pop-culture imagery and Alana Rothstein’s bold digital interpretations.

“Our vision at Opus Vancouver has always been to provide the best boutique hotel experience in North America,” said Nicholas Gandossi, general manager.

“Guests have always loved the Opus Vancouver rooms and with this revamp we sought to touch every aspect of the guest experience. From our new signature scent and boutique curated uniforms to the exhilarating launch of our new restaurant, La Pentola della Quercia, our guests will immediately be struck by the changes as they walk through the door.”

Each room reflects the subtle to avant-garde tastes of one of five fictional muses, representing the personality and preferences of the Opus guest. The room inspired by muse, Mike, a New York based doctor now pops with luscious raspberry red walls and a faux-snake skin headboard. Susan, the fashion executive prefers her room bathed in a cosmopolitan periwinkle, while Pierre, the Parisian food critic’s room is wrapped in warm Hermes-orange. Billy, the British Rock star’s quarters are retro Liverpool-green and the dramatic actress Dede has her daring personality drawn all over the walls of her deeply textured room.