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  Vancouver's 122 Suite Hotel Le Soleil 
Built at Cost of $650 Per Square Foot
 
VANCOUVER, B.C - Oct. 18, 1999 - The $36-million, 122-suite Hotel Le Soleil is Starwood’s first luxury, boutique hotel in North America and has become a fashion and style Mecca in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown financial and business district.

At $650 per square foot for the new property, Hotel Le Soleil has stepped out of the traditional Starwood realm as the most expensive to build, chic hotel in Vancouver.

“Style, elegance, romance and a certain ‘sensuality’ are the key French ingredients that differentiate Hotel Le Soleil in a city known for an abundance of Five Diamond properties. I drew my inspiration from the Savoy in London and Le Crillon in Paris. The decor is sumptuously appointed, even theatrical,” says Hotel Le Soleil interior designer, Jose-Luis de Araujo.

Le Soleil owners Barry Hong and Julius Pataki say it is not your typical, upscale hotel. “Every piece of art, furniture and fabric was hand-picked from the best local and European designers. From our satin sofas to our floor-to-ceiling marble bathrooms, we went to every expense to create sensual settings.”
 

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Le Soleil’s “Old World” style reflects a neo-classic theme with high vaulted ceilings, crystal chandeliers from Schonbeck, fluted columns, Nero Portorro Italian marble and Louis XVI-style furniture purchased from Sedital in Italy. The guest suites are luxuriously appointed with Aveda toiletries and fresh orchids.

Starwood Hotels  Resorts Worldwide, Inc., through its St. Regis, Luxury Collection, Westin, Sheraton, Four Points and W subsidiaries, is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 700 hotels in 76 countries and 130,000 employees at its owned and managed properties.

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Contact:
Starwood Hotels  Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Wendy Morris
604/488-1100
 
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Entirely Innovative and Ultra-Contemporary The Westin Grand in Vancouver, B.C. - Opens Under GM Victoria Edwards / April 1999 
After $10 Million Renvoation Crowne Plaza Opens Vancouver's Historic Hotel Georgia / June 1998 

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