Our Title Sponsor - Versante Hotel
Nestled in the picturesque Greater Vancouver lies the city’s latest addition to the luxury hospitality scene, Versante Hotel, the proud Title Sponsor of the 2023 Canadian Bubble Tea Festival!
Located in Richmond, this elegant boutique hotel offers a stylish and comfortable retreat for people seeking a sophisticated experience. From its vibrant design and impeccable service, to the diverse attractions near the hotel such as the Vogue Lounge or the Richmond Night Market, the Versante Hotel is the perfect choice as an urban resort.
In this article, we'll take a closer look at what makes the Versante Hotel so special, including insights from our recent interview with Linda Ching, the Director of Public Relations and Marketing. Whether you're a local looking for a staycation or a traveller wanting to explore Vancouver, the Versante Hotel is sure to impress.
We appreciate your support as a title sponsor! It's exciting to have Versante Hotel on board as a sponsor for the Canadian Bubble Tea Festival. Can you tell us more about the background of Versante Hotel?
“Of course! Versante Hotel is the newest luxury boutique hotel opened in 2021, and located in Richmond. During that year, the Vancouver tourism industry was booming, with Richmond being a perfect development site for commercial, residential and office spaces.
“With the development of the International Trade Center, we saw an opportunity to open up a 100-bedroom boutique hotel that’s close to the Vancouver International Airport and Canada Line. Our goal was not just to introduce a luxury product to the city, but also to offer a novel experience.”
What kind of exclusive experiences and amenities are available that draw in guests to Versante Hotel?
“What draws our customers and clientele is the room experience itself. From the moment you walk into the lobby, it’s as if you’ve walked into a modern art gallery! There’s local artwork made by well-known Canadian artists. From ceiling artwork, to lamp posts and rugs, and even the entrance statue, there’s art everywhere you look.
“The art experience continues, as each suite is individually designed to bring in the influence of Vancouver’s cities and coastline. Premium beds and bathrooms are featured in every suite, complete with standing glass showers, independent tubs, Dyson hair dryers, and other small amenities that enhance comfort and convenience.
“We’re also one of the few hotels with an open podium, with heated pools and hot tubs that are open all year round. We provide a fitness studio and event spaces as well!”
We’re not just an escape from the chaos of travel, we’re an escape from the same old routine.
At Richmond, BC’s only independent boutique hotel, you’ll find all the services of big-brand Vancouver Airport hotels within a stylish and intimate environment. This includes beautifully designed accommodations and meeting rooms and all the latest luxury hotel amenities and comforts. Plus a few surprising extras.
Versante Hotel is known for its world-class dining experiences. What kind of experiences does the hotel offer?
“We have several restaurants on-site, four of them being primary ones run by the hotel, that are accessible to our guests.
“Bruno Restaurant, our first restaurant we opened, is an all-day restaurant aimed at providing comfort food with an elevated twist. With speciality breakfast pastries, weekend brunches, happy hour and more, there’s something for everyone.
“Cask is our second one, aimed for whiskey, bourbon and malt lovers. They provide a perfect ambiance with live music, private dining rooms, and casual dining styles of an Izakaya.
“Acre Through the Seasons, our third restaurant, is a fine-dining restaurant with set menus that change depending on the season. The ingredients are sourced from our lavender farm and greenhouse on Cortes Island, and we work with the farmers to make an evolving menu celebrating the best aspects of British Columbia. This relatively new and creative restaurant is a one-of-a-kind unique experience in Richmond that foodies and event planners should not miss!
“Finally, Alaïa is our fourth restaurant, a monochromatic penthouse private event space. Located on the 12th floor, Alaïa provides beautiful, panoramic views of Richmond, with a black and white bar perfect for cocktail parties.”
Is there a philosophy you folks follow when providing a high-quality, personalized service?
“We wanted to create a truly memorable experience where you’re taking home an unforgettable encounter that not only showcases Vancouver's beauty but also the property's distinctiveness.
“Our motto is ‘Find Yourself Here’, and it truly encapsulates the notion that our space is imaginative. It helps and encourages guests to explore a journey of self-discovery, find comfort in themselves and inspire them to share and cherish their experience.”
It’s great to see a business like Versante Hotel support festivals in the community. What made Versante Hotel sponsor a local community event like the Canadian Bubble Tea Festival?
“We’re quite active in the local community! Our boss, Michael, has been involved in community events and organizations, such as helping out Richmond Hospital, fine art studios in Richmond, and more.
“We’ve always wanted to give back to communities like Burnaby, Richmond and Vancouver that need support. Not only does it spread the message of Versante Hotel, it also helps us when understanding where your identity of the business lies.
“For example, Versante Hotel is vibrant, colourful and fun. We think that the Bubble Tea Festival is a great fit for us, and it’s an audience that can understand and share the same values when they come visit our fine dining restaurants and property. We’re always open to new opportunities as we grow more and more!”
Versante Hotel’s very own Bruno Restaurant will be featured at the Canadian Bubble Tea Festival, from July 7th to 9th. If you're in the mood for a luxurious and delectable dining experience, stop by at the Bruno Restaurant booth. The experience will definitely be memorable!
If you would like to check out Versante Hotel, you can visit their website at https://www.versantehotel.com/ and you can book a room today. They provide many different offers and packages, including offers for advanced booking, park and fly, special discounts for veterans and seniors, and much more. You can read on the offers at https://www.versantehotel.com/offers/.
Thank you to Versante Hotel for sponsoring the 2023 Canadian Bubble Tea Festival! We hope that we’ll see you at the festival.