|An Executive Suite connects to a standard and superior room to form a two- or three-bedroom suite.|
Touting itself as the only true boutique hotel in the crisp coastal city of Vancouver, OPUS Hotel has unveiled impressive design renovations spearheaded by local visionary Robert Bailey, a man who modeled the hotel after his own website salutation: “Here I am, yo”—no, the new design cannot (and will not) be ignored.
We checked out Bailey’s revamping of the guest suites, the OPUS bar and the pop-up brasserie restaurant One Hundred Days, and discovered it has more than just a dash of the pop-art, Warhol-worshipping era. The suites’ walls are jewel-bright, saturated in hues such as deep orange, red and even chartreuse. Nice Touch: The giddy guest rooms serve as the ideal foil for contemporary art from Tiko Kerr and Mark Mizgala. We really dig the decidedly residential feel as well—the rooms are very spacious as Bailey replaced the cabinetry with a large glass partition.
Those on the prowl for something irreverent can check out the OPUS Bar, which serves up signature “Lifestyle” cocktails inspired by five fictional characters like “Dede” who is into “hip-hop and retail therapy.” The Details: 1960s furniture such as armless chairs and chaise lounges in varying shades of burgundy mingle with oblong columns covered in pixilated tiles, poised for partying.
We also hear that Bailey collaborated on One Hundred Days’ new design work with Montreal graffiti artist Vince Dumoulin, who created the down-with-the-Man restaurant in just six days. Top Touch: A sultry and sinister entrance of a green-faced woman with undulating raven hair. Urbanite Dumoulin celebrates the industrial with communal splatter-painted picnic tables, raw light bulbs and a punkish ‘80s flair. On the horizon: Opus told us Dumoulin will be constantly updating his graffiti work so you can check out his artistic evolutions again and again.
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