YWCA Hotel staff in front of the YWCA Hotel

An Exciting Season for the YWCA Hotel

The YWCA Hotel is one of the organization’s social enterprises, which means that the revenue it generates is invested back into YWCA Metro Vancouver’s programs that serve our community. It is one of the city’s best hidden gems, offering tourists and travelers a variety of rooms at great prices and in an unbeatable location. 

We are always striving to improve our facilities so that our guests have the best experience possible. Currently, we are renovating and refurbishing the hallways and all the rooms in the original tower – they will be ready by May, in time for the high season. We also have new furnishings on our rooftop patio and we can’t wait to welcome guests to sit under our new café lights this season. 

Caring for the environment is also a priority and our new green initiatives include the following: 

  • Transitioning from plastic to wood key cards 
  • Installing wood door signs 
  • Replacing small bottles of shampoo and bodywash with dispensers in the showers 
  • Changing to LED lighting throughout the hallways and rooms to reduce power usage 

It has been thrilling to see the Hotel fill up again and we are close to operating at the capacity we had before the pandemic. And with all the changes we have been undertaking, we are excited to show off our improved rooms and remind people why the YWCA Hotel is an excellent choice for people coming to explore and experience all that Vancouver has to offer. 

Barbara Lane is the Hotel’s Director and she has been getting ready to welcome guests from around the world. “The Hotel staff’s enthusiasm continues as we renovate the original tower rooms and welcome guests to our new Queen and Queen-Queen rooms in our additional tower,” she said. “We are excited for longer days and warmer weather and for guests to enjoy our fresh and modern guest experience.” 

If you or someone you know is looking for a room to stay in Vancouver, we encourage you to book soon – the spring and summer seasons are filling up quickly. For more information, visit ywcavan.org/hotel


This article is part of the 2023 Spring/Summer edition of our Contact Newsletter. 
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