News for the Hospitality Executive
Kor Hotel Group Opening the 77 room Loden Vancouver
in Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, October 1, 2008: Los Angeles-based Kor Hotel Group proudly announces the much anticipated opening of its first Canadian venture and the latest hotel to join its highly acclaimed 'Urban Retreat' portfolio. On October 18, Vancouver welcomes Loden. Inspired by a name representing a deep, indulgent shade of the colour green, Loden Vancouver, along with its restaurant Voya, will bring Vancouver a refreshed and a uniquely Kor experience, offering unparalleled amenities, high design and intuitive service.
"Loden Vancouver represents the next step in Kor's collection of sophisticated urban hotels," said Nicholas Clayton, President of Kor Hotel Group. "Vancouver's international allure and natural beauty is the ideal backdrop for a hotel that will embody all that makes Vancouver such a beautiful place."
Loden's 77 contemporary rooms and host of amenities will be housed in a newly constructed, 14-story tower built with a visionary balance where modern meets nature. Vancouver, a city of deep colours and lush abundance, provides the inspiration for elements that are carried into the hotel's design. Loden's curved glass, natural stone and copper exterior mimic ocean waves, symbolic of the British Columbia coastline.
"Loden's opening signals an important moment for Vancouver hospitality," says General Manager Edel Forristal. "We will raise the bar with our level of service and our impressive team to complement the hotel's superb, stylish and iconic surroundings."
Voya Restaurant, led by locally lauded executive chef Marc-Andre Choquette, will be the centrepiece of Loden's food and beverage program. Evocative of voyage, the name is a window into the philosophy of Voya - that food can be a journey unto itself. The intimate 80-seat restaurant and lounge will host guests to a transformational experience, delivering them to brilliant worlds of tastes, presentations and textures.
Sumptuous interior design by San Francisco-based hospitality design firm, Babey Moulton Jue & Booth, uses atypically bold patterns and deluxe finishes to create a refined ambience throughout the hotel. Loden offers six suites including a 1,600-square-foot penthouse Halo suite, and a second-floor wellness centre that includes an intimate day spa and fitness studio with personal training sessions available.
With the simultaneous opening of Voya Restaurant, Loden Vancouver in
Coal Harbour will soon become the destination for those seeking the finest
in guest services, luxurious surroundings and inspiring cuisine.
About Loden Vancouver
Loden Vancouver is poised at the edge of Coal Harbour, downtown Vancouver's premiere neighbourhood. Defined as "modern by nature," the hotel is inspired by the region's dynamic mountains and waterways. Loden uniquely captures the surrounding environment and fuses it with modern design and sophisticated service, rendering it the perfect setting for an urban, waterfront retreat. Loden's 77 guest rooms, centrepiece Voya restaurant and uniquely-appointed holistic wellness amenities have redefined Vancouver's notion of luxury hospitality.
About Kor Hotel Group
Kor Realty Group, LLC is a privately held real estate development and management firm with investments primarily in hotels, resorts and multi-family real estate. Kor Hotel Group manages its own assets and non-owned hotels under third-party agreements, and operates two proprietary brands: Viceroy with properties in Santa Monica and Palm Springs, and The Tides with locations in South Beach, Riviera Maya and Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Korís Urban Retreat Collection includes Avalon Hotel and Maison 140 in Beverly Hills, Delfina in Santa Monica, Chamberlain in West Hollywood and Loden in Vancouver. Viceroy and Tides projects in New York, Miami, Anguilla, Mexico, Snowmass, Colorado and China Beach in Vietnamís central Danang province are forthcoming.
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|Developers Select Kor Hotel Group to Operate a 168 room Viceroy Hotel to be Built Atop Office/Retail Complex in New York City's Hudson Square Neighborhood / April 2008|