Moda Featured in Subway Canada Commercial

One of the four artists – Scott Sueme – that created two beautiful master pieces on our exterior walls was featured in one of Subway Canada newest commercials.

Check it out here:  http://www.marketingmag.ca/brands/subway-canada-gets-arty-with-new-ad-campaign-123257

Subway Commercial

 

Snapshot of Scott Sueme in the Commercial

Best of Vancouver 2013 | Georgia Straight

BOV2013“Our readers have spoken and declared the best that Vancouver has to offer. Our 18th annual survey features over 260 categories and winners from all over the Lower Mainland.”GeorgiaStraight.com

We are proud to announce that our 900 Seymour neighbours are some of the best of the best in Vancouver:
#3 Best Private Beer Store – Viti Wine and Lager Store
#1 Best Wine Bar – Uva Wine Bar
#1 Best Sports Bar – Red Card Sports Bar

Congratulations to all of the 2013 Best Of Vancouver winners!

Trendy Historic Stay at Moda Hotel in Vancouver

March 12, 2013  |  traveldudes.org

Location isn’t the only thing that makes Moda Hotel in downtown Vancouver, B.C. a prime accommodation when visiting Canada’s west coast.

The quaint rooms, modern, contemporary style and restaurants featured on the property offer travelers a chic and trendy hotel stay.

Moda Hotel is a boutique hotel featuring 67 rooms in the heart of Vancouver’s Arts and Entertainment District.

Built in 1908, the hotel mixes historic charm with modern-day amenities to provide travelers a sophisticated yet cultural experience; mosaic tile lines the lobby’s floor and is throughout each room’s bathroom, original hardwood floors are present in some guest rooms and the design and crown molding outlining the lobby’s ceiling is just some of the 100-year-old architecture noticeable in the hotel.

While the rooms in the four-story building are simple with few amenities, the large windows provide travelers a look out at Vancouver, or to relax, the shades easily block out the busy city. Each room, whether a junior room, deluxe room or Moda suite, takes on a modern flair and features a flat screen TV, coffee maker, complimentary high-speed Internet, wake up service and a small desk with a data port outlet for business travelers.

The private bathrooms in each room of the historic building are small, but the restored showers and tubs and new fixtures give them a clean and comfortable feel. The cozy beds are dressed with luxurious bed linens and will have you sleeping soundly.

A few additional amenities depending on your personal preferences, but offered as part of your room include a mini bar, complimentary local calling and a daily newspaper waiting at the front desk.

Moda Hotel is also pet friendly. Any animal under 75 pounds is welcome in the hotel in designated guest rooms so be sure to ask when making a reservation.
Establishments on the property:

Room service is far from a missed amenity (not offered at the hotel) with the likes of UVA Wine Bar, Cibo Trattoria and Red Card Sports Bar and Eatery all located on the hotel’s property.

Located adjacent to the lobby of Moda Hotel, UVA Wine Bar offers a breakfast and lunch menu made from fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. And by night, a variety of B.C. wines, delicious homemade cocktails or rotating import beers can be paired with charcuterie and artesian cheese plates to snack on. The cosmopolitan feel inside UVA Wine Bar makes it a fancy yet comfortable place, which mixes European flavor with the historic culture of Vancouver.

Cibo Trattoria serves a variety of Italian-inspired entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the entrance is located on the right-hand side of the hotel’s lobby. The artistic dishes use only the freshest ingredients paired with top culinary techniques to have you savoring that last bite. Also, a wide array of handpicked wines is available for you to enjoy.

Red Card Sports Bar and Eatery is the best place to experience the sports culture of Vancouver. With big screen TVs lining the interior and a long bar to grab a seat at and watch hockey or football, this is the place to come and root for your team. The friendly service together with the excitement from the bar patrons makes Red Card a favorite among locals and travelers. Their fresh salads and wood-fire pizzas gives this eatery a touch of gourmet with all the sports bar comfort.

Right next door to the hotel is Viti Wine and Lagers, a downtown liquor store with everything from specialty craft beers to trendy cordials. There might even be a special wine tasting or sake sampling going on right inside that you can become a part of on any given night. Whether you are looking to relax in your room with a bottle of beer or want to grab a specially-made liquor to take with you as a souvenir, Viti WIne and Lagers’s location to Moda Hotel can’t be beat.

The Madonna Room in Cibo Trattoria is a chic private room that can be reserved by any guest for any reason. With a large round table and posh dining room chair to seat up to 10 people comfortably, this is an options for special celebrations, personal get togethers or a place to watch a sporting event. Order off the restaurant’s menu and enjoy the special ambience reserved just for you.

Positioned one block from lively Granville Street and just around the corner from Yaletown, Moda Hotel is in walking distance to some of Vancouver’s popular districts and major attractions. The closest train station is just 3 blocks away, while bus and taxi stops are right outside the hotel to make getting around the city easy and stress-free.

The modern yet historical charm of Moda Hotel give travelers a trendy experience at an economical price. Whether visiting Vancouver for a night, week or looking for a long-term stay, Moda Hotel will fit just about any traveler’s style preference.

What’s Happening…

At The Moda Hotel

 Here at the Moda we pride ourselves in going above and beyond to provide excellent experiences to all of our guests. Like anyone, we also love getting recognized for it! So we’re honored to have just received a 2012 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.

One thing that makes our job easy in providing great travel experiences at Moda Hotel is our central location in the heart of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, and all the wonderful things you can enjoy close by.

Around Vancouver

When most people think of Vancouver, they think of 2 things..the Canucks and rain. What most visitors to our beautiful city don’t know is that we actually have AMAZING summers..when they eventually show up. Some years it takes a little longer than others. However when summer finally hits, there’s no better place to be soaking up the rays than in Vancouver, and enjoying everything this city has to offer. Here are some ways to spend your time in Vancouver (and hopefully with us) over the next few months:

1) Seawall

We Vancouverites love to stay active, and on hot summer day there’s no better place to do so than the Seawall going through English Bay and Stanley Park. Whether you’re running, walking, blading, or biking – the Seawall is the perfect place to get some exercise  and enjoy some incredible scenery- all while basking in the sun.


2) Kits Beach

Named the 3rd sexiest beach in North America, Kits is the place to go in Vancouver if you’re looking for some serious eye-candy. If you want to fit in with the locals, head down with a yoga mat, grab an Iced Venti Soy Sugar Free Vanilla Latte, and spend the day playing beach volleyball and lounging against the logs. If you’re all beached-out, there are tons of local boutiques, spas, bars and cafes to spend your time in the neighborhood.


3) Grouse Mountain

If you want to get away from the water and see Vancouver from above, head up to Grouse Mountain to experience BC’s wilderness at its finest. With the Wildlife refuge, Ziplines, Skyride, and more – you won’t be at a loss for ways to spend your day. If you’re feeling ambitious, try the Grouse Grind – the ultimate uphill climb that Vancouverites take on every year. For more information visit http://www.grousemountain.com/#activities-guide


4) Outdoor Movies

Over the recent years, more and more outdoor movies have been popping up all over the Lower Mainland in the summer. From classics (like Grease and Top Gun) to new releases, people love sitting in a park, enjoying a picnic, and watching their favorite films on the big screen. Here’s a list of all the outdoor movies in the lower mainland scheduled for 2012, from Vancouver blogger Vancity Buzz: http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2012/05/free-outdoor-movies-vancouver-2012-burnaby-stanley-park-nat-bailey-surrey-langley-delta-richmond-new-westminster/

5) Granville Island

Always a top destination for tourists and locals alike, Granville Island is an ideal spot for eating, drinking, shopping, and checking out local art and theater. Whether you grab fresh cheese, fruit, seafood or baked goods from the market to have a picnic on the grass, spend your time wandering through local artisans goods, Granville Island is a place you could get happily lost in for days. http://www.granvilleisland.com/

 

 

 

We could go on endlessly about things to do and see in Vancouver – like the remarkable variety of great places to eat and drink, or the amazing nightlife! But better yet, we encourage you to come visit us and find out firsthand!  We would love to hear about what you did and loved about our great city!  We hope to see you soon at Moda Hotel.

Light It Up This New Years Eve!

It’s that time of year when everyone looks for that special, just right, something to do on New Year’s Eve. Well, have we got some ideas for you! Light it up this New Years with ideas for all budgets and party goers: from the gala girl on the Harbour Cruise, to the festive family venturing up to Whistler for a special night! We’ve got something here for everyone, so from us to you – have a fabulous New Year’s enjoying one of our ‘just right’ ideas.

 

 

 

Harbour Cruise– December 31st, 2011

“Ring in 2012 in grand style aboard the Pride of Vancouver with luxurious modern facilities, first class food, wait-staff bar service and quality wine list. Your cruise includes our gourmet buffet, entertainment and dancing all in the true cruise ship tradition. From the romance of the sea, Vancouver’s spectacular skyline, the lights at night and a midnight fireworks show, it’s the only way to celebrate New Year’s!”  – clubzone.com

Information:
Boarding at 8pm, returning at 1am
Tickets: $150 + tax at club zone tickets

 

  

First Night, Whistler- December 31, 2011

“Whistler’s First Night is a family-friendly, no alcohol New Year’s Eve celebration that takes over Whistler’s pedestrian only Village Stroll and the TELUS Conference Center. Say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new at this evening of family entertainment and celebration. Enjoy local arts, entertainment, and family-friendly activities at indoor and outdoor venues throughout Whistler Village from 7 PM to 11 PM. Between 11 PM and midnight, ring in the New Year with free outdoor entertainment in the Village Square and a fireworks display. Tickets are required for special indoor events and skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza.” — whistlerfirstnight.com

Tickets will be available at the Whistler Visitor Centre.

 

The Rockin’ Block At 900 Seymour!

For the Canucks fan looking to catch the game and get the best for their buck, or the wine connoisseur who wants to taste their way through the night, sparing no expense – the rockin’ block at 900 Seymour Street has two New Years Eve bashes planned that you just won’t want to miss! 

 

 

You CAN – Red Card New Year’s Party 2012
A party in support of the Canucks Autism Network – www.canucksautism.ca

Red Card Sports Bar + Eatery features over 40 beers from around the globe, including Asian bottled brands, American microbreweries and traditional sports-related favourites, so you’re sure never to go thirsty. Accompanied by an eclectic cocktail menu and hand-picked wine list with by the glass and celebratory selections, Red Card has revolutionized the Vancouver bar industry with its unique concept and immaculate execution.

Now Red Card is set to revolutionize your New Years! This year they are bringing you a New Year’s Eve Celebration in support of CAN – the Canucks Autism Network. It will combine your love of hockey with a rocking great time. Start your evening off by watching your Vancouver Canucks versus the Los Angeles Kings and move into the New Year dancing to the awesome DJ’s of Sundae Sounds. 

Evening Includes:
• Vancouver vs. Los Angeles @ 7PM
• Two DJ’s, Dance Floor & Entertainment
• Midnight Pizza Buffet*
• Glass of Bubbly at Midnight
• Party Favours & Midnight Countdown

There will also be:
• A Raffle and 50/50 Draw
Signed Vancouver Hockey Merchandise
• A Team Signed Jersey
• A Grand Prize – Two Hockey Tickets, a Night at Moda Hotel & a $50 Red Card gift card*
• Guest Host Courtney Vye of Hockey Talk with Courtney – www.hockeytalkwithcourtney.net

Information:
Tickets available at Red Card or online at Clubvibes.com
$30 General Admission $500 VIP Booth
*Kitchen open until midnight with special New Year’s features and regular menu.

 

 

Celebrate 2012 with Cibo

Executive Chef Neil Taylor and General Manager David Fert of Cibo Trattoria want to send you into 2012 with a memorable New Year’s menu and experience you won’t soon forget. An early and late seating are available and include: complimentary bubbles upon arrival, party favours, and of course the midnight countdown.

Tickets:
Deluxe – $115/person
Includes New Year’s Menu, 1 glass of Grave di Stecca 2008 Nino Franco Prosecco and a ½ bottle of Cuvee 900 Seymour wine.
Premium – $195/person
Includes New Year’s Menu, 1 glass of Dom Perignon and a ½ bottle of Angelo Gaja Brunello 2006 wine.

Menu available on Facebook or at www.cibotrattoria.com
Tickets available at Cibo Trattoria – 604-602-9570, davidf@cibotrattoria.ca