Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Make a big splash in Vancouver's first salt-water, heated outdoor hotel swimming pool


Pan Pacific hotels are among my preferred places to book a night or two, and the setting of the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel is one of the most stunning.

Overlooking Vancouver’s Harbour, its views include the North Shore Mountains in the distance and the cruise ship terminal below. The hotel's outdoor pool and terrace also enjoy the same views, making it a popular spot with guests over the years.

With warmer weather (hopefully!) headed our way, it's time to soak up some sun. The Pan Pacific's newly renovated pool has reopened as Vancouver’s only salt-water, heated outdoor hotel swimming pool. Located on the eighth floor, the terrace also includes a Jacuzzi and saunas and offers bar and pool-side dining service.


The benefits of salt water pools include less irritation to the eyes and smoother skin. According to Pan Pacific hotel manager Stephen Peters, they switched to salt water "because it is refreshing, clean, healthy and less toxic to the environment."


To celebrate the opening of the new salt-water pool, Pan Pacific Vancouver is offering BC residents a special package from May 1-September 30, 2009. Summer in the City, Fun For the Whole Family rates start at $244 CAD per night.


Everybody in the pool!