Feasting in Fashion: St. Regis Bar and Grill - West Wind Hardwood

Stop by the St. Regis Bar and Grill on Dunsmuir Street in Downtown Vancouver BC.  Their menu was specially designed for comfort and sharing.  Mastering the art of pub fare using quality local sustainable ingredients, you will be sure to find an item or items that best suit the occasion.  It’s a great place to settle in with colleagues to watch your favorite game or enjoy dinner with family and friends!

While you’re there check out the stylish new menu boards and food service platters specially made for their homemade burgers and skinny fries.

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Beyond good food and ambiance, the St. Regis Hotel has history in abundance. The hotel was built during Vancouver’s “Golden Years of Growth” from 1970 to 1913 for the wife of P. Roberts (Roberts, Malby & Co).  With its close proximity to Vancouver’s financial district, Roberts decided to build one of Vancouver’s top hotels for the business traveler.

The History

W. T. Whiteway, one of the leading architects in the British Empire, designed the Hotel. This was not Mr. Whiteway’s only architectural stamp on the city of Vancouver. Check out the Marine Building which was the tallest in the Empire from 1930 to 1939. Having the top architect meant Canada’s top builder, FJ Ryan was employed. His resume included the Marine Building, Hotel Vancouver and numerous hotels across Canada.

The hotel thrived until the Great Depression. As a result along with much in Vancouver during the ‘30s, the hotel’s business suffered. But with the start of the Second World War in 1939, Vancouver’s shipbuilding and lumber industry took off and the hotel was reborn taking on the role as Vancouver’s Sports Man’s Hotel. Top athletes visiting Vancouver during the ‘40s and ‘50s had to stay at the St. Regis. From top NHL stars such as Stanley Cup Winner and long time New York Ranger coach Muzz Patrick, to JL “Pop” Grant to Maurice “Rocket” Richard.

The golden years of the St. Regis Hotel and Bar/Grill is being brought back to life by the Macdonald family with an extensive $11 million renovation. The Hotel offers superb New York style boutique accommodations with state of the art technology. The St. Regis Hotel is once again one of Vancouver’s top business traveller’s hotels.

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Latest version of the menu boards with hotel’s history engraved on the back.


Photos of hotel courtesy of the St. Regis Hotel and Bar & Grill – Thank you!

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