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Listel Hotel Vancouver – MMV Giveaway for a Free 1-Night Stay

When you think of boutique hotels, there are four key traits that come to mind; it’s a one-of-a-kind property, it has a creative concept, it has fabulous service and of course, it is probably in a really cool location.  Last month, I discovered a true gem when it comes to Vancouver boutique hotels. An option that should really be on everyone’s radar is the Listel Hotel.

Located just seconds from the shopping haven of both Robson and Burrard Streets, Listel Hotel is probably the most unique boutique hotel I’ve discovered in Vancouver thus far. There are two words to describe it in a snap shot: Cultured + Sustainable.

Art Culture at Listel Hotel

 If you are looking for a cultural experience, you are going to get one without even setting foot outside of the hotel. With a boutique hotel allure, Listel Hotel houses over $2,000,000 worth of original and limited edition art. Curated by the Buschlen Mowatt Galleries, Listel Hotel is nothing short of an art gallery with distinct pieces featured in the lobby, at each level’s entrance off of the elevator, in various sections of the hotel and of course, in each guest room and suite.

While taking a tour with Lise Magee, Listel Hotel’s Director of Public Relations, she mentioned that guests even purchase art pieces right off the walls from time to time. The guest rooms each profile an artist’s work. The most intriguing of all room types were the premier rooms on the gallery floors. Each room as been designed as an individual gallery featuring original and limited edition works by artists at the forefront of the International and Canadian art scenes. Plus, the rooms offer a truly charming and luxury stay with fluffy goose down duvets, comfortable beds and a chaise lounge to overlook the streets of locals and tourists alike.

Sustainable, Green Initiatives

What is a big reason why guests return to Listel Hotel time and time again? It has a large part to do with the eco-initiative ‘Environment Matters’ program at Listel. With a zero waste policy of turning all of our organic waste into compost, converting our non-recyclables into electricity, reusing all our recyclables and working diligently to minimize waste and conserve natural resources, particularly through water and energy conservation (ie. the first Vancouver hotel to install solar roof panels), Listel is making its mark for a greener Vancouver.

Also, as the host hotel of the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Vancouver Sculpture Biennale, the arts and cultural scene is serious business at Listel. My verdict? Mr. Governor says it best… I’ll be back.

MMV Giveaway: Modern Mix Vancouver is giving away a FREE night stay* at Listel Hotel! Leave a comment below telling us what makes you want to stay at the Listel Hotel and a random winner will be chosen from the comments below. Be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you’re a winner. Contests ends Sunday, March 11th (11:59pm PST).  

For additional entries, you can do the following things;

  • For a second entry: Follow @ModernMixVan on Twitter and tweet “I want to win a FREE night stay at @ListelVancouver from @ModernMixVan RT to enter!”
  • For a third entry: “Like” the Modern Mix Vancouver Page on Facebook and post on the wall “I want to win a FREE night stay at Listel Hotel Vancouver from Modern Mix Vancouver!”

*This MMV giveaway is valid from April 1 to April 30, 2012 and October 1 to November 30, 2012. It is subject to availability and blackout dates, is based on double occupancy, and cannot be combined with any other promotion. Once prize is awarded, the winner will need to contact Listel Hotel for availability and bookings.


By Manveet Virk, Modern Mix Vancouver Contributor


  1. Erin
    March 1, 2012 at 8:10 pm — Reply

    I want to stay at the Listel because it’s beautiful and the beds look super comfy!

  2. maria
    March 1, 2012 at 8:13 pm — Reply

    It looks amazing and would be great to be able to have a night out in d/t and not worry about having to come back home.

  3. Marda
    March 1, 2012 at 8:15 pm — Reply

    I’ve heard amazing things about this hotel. It would be fun to experience it firsthand.

  4. March 1, 2012 at 8:29 pm — Reply

    having stayed at the Listel Hotel in Shinjuku, Japan, I’d like to enjoy a night at the Vancouver downtown location and compare! It would be a nice stay-cation =)

  5. March 1, 2012 at 8:30 pm — Reply

    love to check out the space, have a drink and relax !

  6. March 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm — Reply


  7. March 1, 2012 at 8:59 pm — Reply

    Not only does the place look chic, it’s good for the environment! Love the fact that they care enough to actually implement all these features.

  8. March 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm — Reply

    I want to stay here because it looks great!

  9. Jess L
    March 1, 2012 at 10:06 pm — Reply

    Completely support green hotels! Would love to stay there to experience some luxury!

  10. allison
    March 1, 2012 at 11:53 pm — Reply

    I would so love a night in a beautiful hotel, away from the drywall dust that has taken over my home…

  11. Dilara
    March 2, 2012 at 2:06 am — Reply

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Listel and would love to experience it first hand. After reading about their Environment Matters program, I want to stay here even more!

  12. Cyndi
    March 2, 2012 at 8:15 am — Reply

    Living out in the ‘burbs, I rarely get out to downtown Vancouver. A night’s stay let’s me be a tourist in my own town, and with the Listel it can be a luxurious night

  13. Gary
    March 2, 2012 at 8:16 am — Reply

    I need a vacation – even a mini one will do!

  14. March 2, 2012 at 8:29 am — Reply

    I want to stay @ Listel because the room looks beautiful and it’s a Zero Waste certified facility!

  15. Denise N
    March 2, 2012 at 9:37 am — Reply

    The beds look super comfy.

  16. Jen
    March 2, 2012 at 9:43 am — Reply

    I want to stay at the Listel because Manveet knows her hotels, it looks so unique and they’re zero waste certified? What more could you ask for!

  17. Nicole Poitras
    March 2, 2012 at 9:51 am — Reply

    I would love to win a stay at the Listel. Looks like a beautiful property.

  18. March 2, 2012 at 10:22 am — Reply

    It looks so chic & fun, AND its sustainable with unique art!!

  19. Bailey
    March 2, 2012 at 10:29 am — Reply

    I would love to stay at the Listel Hotel! Its so unique….different, and vibrant! It would be a wonderful staycation!

  20. Adrienne
    March 2, 2012 at 10:40 am — Reply

    pick me, pick me! I’d love to win a stay at the uberstylish Listel Hotel.

  21. Tracy
    March 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm — Reply

    I would love to stay at the Listel, because the bed looks so comfortable!

  22. Derek
    March 2, 2012 at 5:08 pm — Reply

    My partner is just recovering from hip surgery and I’m looking forward to bringing her out for a night on the town once she’s ready for some dancing – spending the night at the Listel would be the cherry on top!

  23. Shelley
    March 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm — Reply

    This would be a great overnight getaway for my husband and I, who haven’t spent a night away, since our honeymoon, back in 1997.

  24. Eileen
    March 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm — Reply

    The Listel is Green! Love it!

  25. JKo
    March 2, 2012 at 10:42 pm — Reply


  26. K
    March 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm — Reply

    This would be a wonderful home away from home treat for me!

  27. Shannon
    March 3, 2012 at 1:24 am — Reply

    i want to stay @ the Listel Hotel because I need a mini getaway to relax and a beautiful hotel like this would be the perfect spot to do so! and it’s sustainable 🙂

  28. Esther
    March 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm — Reply

    I would like to stay at the Listel Hotel because I’m extremely environmental and this hotel makes eco-friendliness in style! This place is beautiful!

  29. Kathy
    March 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm — Reply

    I did not know there was such a gem in our city! Thanks for the contest!

  30. Cecilia
    March 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm — Reply

    Wow this hotel looks amazing! It would be such a relaxing ‘getaway’ for a day!

  31. Bonnie
    March 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm — Reply

    I want to stay at The Listel because it looks really modern and cool.

  32. March 5, 2012 at 10:03 am — Reply

    Cultured, classy and sustainable? Sounds like an opulent Vancouver experience! Would love to experience it with a few of my girlfriends after a nice night out all glammed up!

  33. Rochele
    March 5, 2012 at 10:09 am — Reply

    This would be an awesome place to stay when my husband gets back at the end of the month 🙂

  34. Linda
    March 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm — Reply

    I want to stay at the Listel because it’s a fantastic location AND I love the waffles at O’Douls for breakfast! What a great way to start the day. 😉

  35. fiona
    March 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm — Reply

    Would love to stay there because of the location and its beautiful decor.

  36. Tracey Flattes
    March 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    It looks so beautiful from the outside, would love to see it from the inside!

  37. Lesley
    March 5, 2012 at 4:15 pm — Reply

    I love trying out different hotels, or even just going for site visits.

  38. March 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm — Reply

    I want to stay at the Listel as it is one of the local hotels that I have yet to stay at! I fully support it’s green initiative as it aligns with my own business philosophy and many of the businesses that I support in health and wellness! If I’m dead honest it would contribute to my mental health to have a night away from my sweet wee ones too 😉

  39. Dennis L.
    March 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm — Reply

    Looks like a really cool place. Would love to win and check it out.

  40. March 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm — Reply

    would be awesome!!

  41. March 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm — Reply

    Love to stay at the Listel for a staycation downtown.

  42. Sarah
    March 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm — Reply

    I would love to win! the hotel looks gorgeous.

  43. March 7, 2012 at 10:20 am — Reply

    Love an experience with my partner to experience this unique and eco-friendly place, and vacation in our own city. The place looks stunning, and to win this would be awesome!

  44. Katherine
    March 8, 2012 at 12:10 am — Reply

    My hubby and I need a break from the kid!! Listel hotel sounds perfect.

  45. Jane
    March 8, 2012 at 1:13 am — Reply

    I love staying in a hotel and using its facilities. This hotel looks pretty and its location is great! I love the food at its O’Douls restaurant as well!

  46. Meline
    March 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm — Reply

    yeah! GO green! and the art display looks fun!

  47. Yudi
    March 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm — Reply

    wow. a stylish hotel!

  48. Lee
    March 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm — Reply

    I want to stay at the Listel Hotel because Jesse “rad to the power of sick” will greet me when I arrive!

  49. Eric
    March 9, 2012 at 9:11 pm — Reply

    I’ve heard great things about the hotel and as I work downtown, it would be an awesome place to relax/crash at afterwards for a nice evening.

  50. Elysia S
    March 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm — Reply

    Cleanliness for sure.

  51. Gigi Tsui
    March 9, 2012 at 9:25 pm — Reply

    I think the idea of environmental sustainability really appeals to me! The first time I come across a hotel who takes initiative in protecting the environment is definitely a plus! Really want to experience a night at Listel and experience the difference!!

  52. James Wang (@t4iw4n33z)
    March 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm — Reply

    the art!

  53. Linda
    March 9, 2012 at 10:19 pm — Reply

    This seem like a very interesting hotel to stay in and there would be so much to admire and take in!

  54. lucy
    March 9, 2012 at 11:36 pm — Reply

    The Art would be amazing to see. Looks wonderful. Would love to spend a night at the
    Listel Hotel.

  55. mingc
    March 10, 2012 at 6:57 am — Reply

    I wanna check out O’Douls restaurant in the hotel!

  56. nina
    March 10, 2012 at 10:34 am — Reply

    It would be interesting to see how this hotel applies the sustainability concept in person!

  57. Gigi
    March 10, 2012 at 11:36 am — Reply

    As one who passions for Art, no doubt that the Art Culture grabbed my attention and desire to stay at this hotel. It would be amazing to spend a night there.

  58. kahhlee
    March 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm — Reply

    I’m attracted to the art.

  59. A.W
    March 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm — Reply

    i have never stayed at this hotel before! it looks modern with a touch of art! very nice!

  60. Pam Hunt
    March 10, 2012 at 8:46 pm — Reply

    Would love to stay at and support the Listel in their vision to protect the environment! The hotel looks beautiful and would be a delight to experience.

  61. March 11, 2012 at 11:07 am — Reply

    This would be a great anniversary present!

  62. Brian
    March 11, 2012 at 11:19 am — Reply

    Love the philosophy & vision of this hotel- particularly its dedication to art & environment.

  63. March 11, 2012 at 9:34 pm — Reply

    I wish to stay because it would feel like a wee staycation treat, like an overnight holiday in hometown! ? Exploring Robson Strasse would also be sweet believe me! I think last time I visited the hotel was for a dental meeting?

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