Conveniently set on a quiet stretch of Robson Street in Vancouver’s West End, the Listel lies within walking distance of the city’s famous Stanley Park, a lively shopping and dining scene, and the seawall that wraps around the downtown waterfront.
The independently owned hotel opened in 1986 as a dedicated art hotel showcasing work from UBC’s Museum of Anthropology, the Buschlen Mowatt Fine Arts Gallery, and the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale. Two floors have been curated by Biennale founder Barrie Mowatt, with each room exhibiting work from different artists. These rooms feature traditional Regency wallpaper, darker wood, and crown mouldings to better display the art. The Museum Room floors feature artwork from local First Nations artists, with the walls and furnishings echoing the colors of the forest floor and furniture made from traditional hemlock and cedar wood.
The Listel regularly wins awards for its sustainable practices, with solar panels on the roof, a state-of-the-art heat-capture program, and an impressive zero waste to landfill record since 2011.