The Guardian – July 29, 2015

theguardianSkwachàys listed number two on list of best hotels in Vancouver.

The Skwachààys LodgeVancouver’s newest boutique hotel is in the city’s gentrifying downtown east side. Theconverted Victorian six-storey building’s totem pole acts as a new neighbourhood beacon, andits 18 rooms have been created by designers and First Nations artists. The “moon suite”, forexample, is in elegant lunar whites and beiges, and features a circular bed framed by arounded ceiling light with a gold-leaf raven. Part social enterprise, part cultural tourisminitiative, part design hotel, ithas filled its lobby with contemporary and traditional indigenousart, while the first four floors have artists’ studios. Enjoy First Nations-inspired cuisine, such aspulled bison on bannock with rhubarb barbecue sauce, and local craft beer in the WelcomeRoom lounge, and relax in the sweat lodge and traditional healing room. Read full article…

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