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OPUS Profile: Nathan Penner

Acting as Bell Service Agent, Nathan Penner may be the first face you see when arriving at OPUS Hotel. He adds to a guest’s OPUS experience by taking care of bags and vehicles, making reservations, and driving the hotel car to downtown destinations. Originally from Prince George, Nathan began his hotel life at the Four Seasons Hotel Whistler after working as a lift operator. Meet Nathan… 

Ask him about…

Film production and SPFX. He went to school for it. 

Favourite OPUS Lifestyle Concierge?
 
Mike because I like the red rooms the most! 
 
Who would you like to see stay at OPUS?
 
Kate Upton.
 
Best experience you’ve had with a guest?
 
Helping this one group of ladies for a bachelorette party. It was nothing but laughs from the beginning to the end of their trip. Nothing is better than helping people and seeing them enjoy themselves.
 
What cocktail are you usually drinking?
 
A Caesar.
 
Best kept secret of Vancouver?
 

Shebeen Whisk(e)y House. (Shhh… Don’t tell anybody!)
  
What will get you dancing?
 
A pretty girl. A good tune. Five beers.
 
Money’s no object… where are you traveling to next?
 
Barbados.
 
Favourite Canadian personality?
 
Bob and Doug Mackenzie.
 
Something people may not know about you?
 
I love frisbee golf and will probably drag you to the course to show you how fun it is.

 ~ Sandra O’Connell, OPUS Insider

Let’s Elope

Running away with a lover is the epitome of romance. It’s wildly spontaneous, beautifully intimate, scandalously private, and succulently exhilarating. An elopement is a delicious secret held captive until after the “I do’s” have been declared and a pair of rings wrap fingers. It’s a monumental affair whispered to only a fortunate few.

We’re excited to be one of those privy to your celebration of love with the new Steal My Heart Elopement Package at OPUS Hotel. We’ll greet you with sparkly champagne and soft macarons in your stunning Signature Suite, drive you to dinner in our Jaguar, and leave you on your wedding eve to enjoy a jetted bath, movie, popcorn, and the divine four-post bed.

On your wedding day, have your mind and muscles relaxed with an in-suite couples massage. We’ll take care of ceremony details. Pick your preferred time to profess your love and we’ll provide flowers, champagne, a marriage commissioner, and witnesses… all in the comfort of your suite. Celebrate over a 4-course dinner - either behind your closed door or downstairs in La Pentola - before you make use of that four-poster again.

For those without a care for exorbitant centrepieces, political table charts, and competitive bouquet tosses. No worries. No stresses. No in-laws. Just you and your beloved.

Find more details of the Steal My Heart Elopement Package here.

~ Sandra O’Connell, OPUS Insider

IMAGES (left to right): Read Between the Lines, Pinterest - original source unknown, Pinterest - original source unknown.


Hotels in Hollywood

Film has played an influential role on the scenarios we envision playing out in hotels. There are scenes that have made us teary eyed, lustful and desirous, pensive, or absolutely petrified. Here are some of our favourite clips filmed from the walls of a hotel.

The Tourist

The steamy dream sequence in the Danieli Hotel in Venice between Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie’s characters ends far too soon…

Dirty Dancing

The first time this movie flashes before a girl’s starry eyes, she dreams of a summer at Kellerman’s.

Lost in Translation

Lonely woman meets lonely man and an unlikely friendship forges out of a chance meeting in a hotel bar.

The Shining

The tinkering music, the maniacal smile on Jack Nicholson’s face, and the eerily calm demeanor of Lloyd the bartender make this a pivotal scene in one of the creepiest films ever made.

28 Hotel Rooms

A salacious affair develops behind 28 doors over several years.

Thelma & Louise

This is the moment women everywhere fell for Brad Pitt as his character demonstrates to Thelma how to carry out an armed robbery.

Ghostbusters

And who can forget this memorable ball of slime who left audiences in the 80’s hoping for a ghostly encounter and an excuse to call Ghostbusters.

~ Sandra O’Connell, OPUS Insider

Artist Spotlight: Robert Longo

The best and most prolific artists cause onlookers to pause. To stop and stare and let a barrage of feeling, resonance, and thought invisibly whip their beings. One of these artists is New Yorker Robert Longo. His eye has created waves, moons, sharks, forests, people and a deluge of other images - always in black and white. “Maybe I work in black and white because I think it’s the truth,” he professed in a recent film made for NOWNESS.

All images from RobertLongo.com

~ Sandra O’Connell, OPUS Insider

Let OPUS Hotel spoil your furry friends

For most pet owners, pooches or felines are counted as family members and most loyal companions. Let’s face it, besides the occasional bark or meow, pets can be the drama-free versions of brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and spouses. In other words, the perfect traveling partner.

At OPUS Hotel, we welcome all members of your family, including your furry ones, and we don’t charge extra. Your dog will be welcomed with a water bowl, a bag of treats, and Modern Dog Magazine.

After Lassie has indulged in treats in the room, take him or her exploring outside. In either direction, the Seawall is a puppy’s dream, but head east to reach doggie-friendly Coopers’ Park and let your pooch run amok with the dogs of Vancouver. Your dog isn’t the only one who can socialize at the park… perhaps you’ll find a man or woman to join you for a cocktail when the dogs have been put to bed.

Once you’ve made your mark in the fashionable boutiques of Yaletown, spoil your four-legged love at Barking Babies located just around the corner from OPUS on Homer Street. Everyone deserves a souvenir when they travel.

Next time you stay at OPUS, we hope to meet your pup too.

~ Sandra O’Connell, OPUS Insider