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Win a Staycation at Element Vancouver Metrotown

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 — 11:39am PDT
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It was no problem at all for me to find Burnaby’s tallest building the other day, when I set out on foot to visit Element Vancouver Metrotown. The recently opened LEED certified Sovereign building is balanced on the corner of Kingsway and Willingdon, overlooking the activity of Metrotown, the tranquility of Central Park, with a panoramic view of the North Shore mountains and Deer Lake Park. Within it you’ll find Element, a fresh, re-imagined perspective on the extended stay experience with 169 stylish, sustainable rooms and suites with an atmosphere designed to fuel a life in balance and on the move.

Image courtesy of Element

The signature Westin white tea aroma welcomed me in the lobby area before I set out for my tour with VP Ken Boyd who introduced me to the Element brand.

Element Vancouver Metrotown features light-filled studio guest rooms and suites featuring a fluid design of modular furniture, swiveling flat-screen televisions, large desks with open shelving and custom-designed closets. Bathrooms are spa-inspired, with an invigorating rain shower and dual-flush toilet. Rooms also offer fully equipped kitchens and the signature Heavenly® Bed. Other brand signatures include a state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness centre, an indoor saline swimming pool, and more than 6,000 sq. ft. of prime meeting space with modular furnishings. Guests can stay on the move with Element’s complimentary bikes to borrow and enjoy fun and free extras including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, the signature RISE breakfast, RELAX evening reception, and salon bar carts stocked with premium wines and beers, soft drinks and snacks, available after hours.

What impressed me was that for a hotel with fewer than 170 rooms, it had multiple spacious common areas, both inside and outside, with large patios and lots of comfy couches.


The food options were great as well. On top of the grab-n-go pantry in the lobby there’s also Nosh at street level and Trattoria by The Glowbal Collection which will be able to fulfill in-room dining orders, although the circular bar around the pizza oven provides great atmosphere.

Image courtesy of Glowbal

Win a Staycation at Element Vancouver Metrotown

If you would like to check out this brand new sustainable and modern hotel, I have a gift certificate to give away for a one night stay (for two) as well as a gift certificate for dinner at Trattoria (value $100). Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a staycation at @ElementBurnaby + dinner at Trattoria @Glowbal_Group from @Miss604

Follow Element Vancouver Metrotown on Twitter and Facebook for more information. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

Fine Print: For guest room reservations please call 604-568-3696. Reservations for this gift certificate cannot be made through, or through the toll-free reservations phone number. Please present original gift certificate upon check-in. Guest responsible for all incidental charges. Includes RISE breakfast buffet for two people per room, per day. Does not include alcoholic beverages or gratuities. Applicable guest room taxes included. Acceptance of this certificate is subject to hotel availability. Valid only at the Element Vancouver Metrotown. No cash value. Not for re-sale. One time use. No extension of expiry date or replacement of certificate if lost. Not valid with any other promotions, certificates, or discounts. Black-out dates may apply.

Update The winner is Christine W!

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  1. kristy says:

    I would love to check this out. Thanks.

  2. Bonnie says:


  3. Samantha Yang says:

    Yes please!!

  4. Aaron B. says:

    Would be awesome!!

  5. Cairine says:

    Would be a wonderful staycation! You might not want to leave though!

  6. Radhika Khan says:

    Would love this for my anniversary!

  7. Tom says:

    sounds great!

  8. Kevin C. says:

    Would really enjoy staycationing at the Element!

  9. Liv Claudia says:

    I would love to spend a weekend there for sure!

  10. Tanya says:

    Ooh, ooh! Pick me!

  11. Marsha says:

    I’ve been waiting for this to open!!

  12. Jason says:

    This hotel looks fantastic!

  13. Lise says:

    A nice addition for Burnaby!

  14. Hayley says:


  15. tracy says:

    yes would love a staycation!

  16. Janet says:

    what a wonderful prize package! Good luck everyone!

  17. Trish Huston says:

    Looks amazing! Would love to stay here!

  18. Michael Kwan says:

    Would love to check this out. The wife needs a break.

  19. James says:

    Could use a staycation in Metrotown.

  20. Rachel says:

    The building looks beautiful! Would love to have a staycation there πŸ™‚

  21. Cecilia says:

    Could use a staycation in Metrotown.

  22. Ceci says:

    This would be awesome and it looks beautiful!!

  23. Stephanie says:

    Sounds great!

  24. Erin says:

    It looks awesome!

  25. Tim C says:

    Would love a staycation in the city I love. Thanks for the contest.

  26. Mondee Redman says:

    Wow! Stunning building.

  27. Tawcan says:

    Would love to win this.

  28. Sarah C says:

    Yes please!

  29. Ken says:

    This would be awesome. Thanks!

  30. Elaine says:

    Would be so appreciated by my daughter and her partner, they are just starting out as a family and have a beautiful baby girl.

  31. Jenn says:

    Would love to win this!

  32. Brian says:

    This new building and amenities looks amazing. I’d love to check it out with my wife.

  33. Rebecca says:

    Would be a great little getaway for my husband and I!

  34. Pat says:

    Dad’s 75th Birthday on draw date of March 17th! St. Paddy’s day. This would make a fantastic gift!!

  35. Hannah says:

    Would love to check this out!

  36. Grace says:

    I need a staycation. πŸ™

  37. jessica eapen says:

    wow, sounds great! =)

  38. Don McQueen says:

    It would be great to check it out

  39. Mike B says:

    thanks for the info…we would love to see it for ourselves! πŸ™‚

  40. Dayna Wilson says:

    A night away from the kids? Yes please!

  41. Could really use this!

  42. Elizabeth B says:

    sounds like a beautiful hotel…I’d love to win a stay!

  43. Sabrina says:

    Burnaby!! Woo Hoo!! (What, too much?) πŸ™‚
    All kidding aside, it looks like an amazing hotel!

  44. leanne says:

    That looks like an amazing hotel!

  45. Lisa says:

    Would love to win this staycation for my husband and I!

  46. maria says:

    This would be amazing!

  47. Ed says:

    This sounds nice.

  48. Bonnie Van Durme says:

    I never stay at luxury resorts. This would be a real treat.

  49. Cliff says:

    This would be fun to experience

  50. Amy says:

    This would be amazing!

  51. Brenda says:

    I love staycations!

  52. Sharon says:

    Would love (and could definitely use) a staycation!

  53. Linda says:

    This looks fantastic!

  54. Naomi says:

    I could use a staycation πŸ™‚

  55. Amanda says:


  56. Caroline says:

    love love love it!

  57. Katie says:

    What a great prize!

  58. Nadine says:

    Great article! I’m trying to take more trips within our beautiful province and this would be a great treat. Good luck to everyone who enters the contest

  59. Linda says:

    That would be a wonderful place for a stacation!

  60. Morgan Coates says:

    Yes please- fingers crossed

  61. Chris says:

    Oooooh, exotic Burnaby.

  62. Caresse says:

    Sounds lovely!

  63. Joanne says:

    This sounds so lovely. I would love this staycation!

  64. Angela says:

    Looks amazing!

  65. luc says:

    It sounds like a wonderful staycation!

  66. caroline says:

    Trattoria pasta Tuesday!! !

  67. HG says:

    Sounds lovely! My husband and I could use a kid-free night!

  68. Nancy says:

    I’d love to stay….it sounds awesome!

  69. Christine W says:

    This sounds like the most amazing staycation idea ever. Would love to explore that with my hubby. πŸ™‚

  70. Christina says:

    hotel looks lovely and would really like to try the restaurant

  71. Nancy says:

    The hotel looks amazing!

  72. Leah says:

    A very needed vacation away from the harsh realities of life without having to leave the city is a dream come true! It would b an awesome experience to enjoy in our own beautiful city!!!

  73. Antonia says:

    This is a gorgeous building.

  74. jonathan says:

    just walked by the other day.. coffee shop in the lounge.

  75. Eileen says:

    Sounds wonderful! I love the Westin brand!

  76. Kam says:

    Drove by there the other day…would love to check it out!!

  77. Tina L. says:

    Great prize!!!

  78. Mary says:

    What a great prize!!

  79. Arjun Rudra says:

    Fingers crossed

  80. Curtis says:

    sounds like a wonderful prize!! πŸ™‚

  81. Megan says:

    It looks like an incredible place to stay, love the open space.

  82. Joyce says:

    This looks great!

  83. Anne says:

    Staycation is a welcome treat for me!

  84. marisa. p says:

    A staycation sounds great πŸ™‚

  85. lindsay says:

    Yes please!

  86. Diana says:

    Sounds like fun!

  87. Branka says:


  88. Julie says:

    Serenity now, yes please!

  89. Janet Y.J. Kong says:

    Looks like a nice place for a staycation!

  90. Keng M Sim says:

    Yes please πŸ™‚

  91. Heada says:

    Such a view!

  92. meredith says:

    Yum Trattoria!! I drive by this building often. Looks amazing!

  93. Christine says:

    This would make a great much needed anniversary gift for us

  94. kay says:

    Perfect time for a break

  95. Adele says:

    Looks great.

  96. Krys says:

    Would love this!

  97. Christina says:

    Thank you for this wonderful Staycation contest.

  98. Harjit says:

    We have two small children under the age two and we’ would love a staycation to refresh. Thanks for the chance to win.

  99. dean says:

    Very nice!

  100. tessa brown says:

    I was just saying I’d love a staycation!

  101. Greg says:

    yes please

  102. jan says:

    this would be amazing

  103. Debbie H says:

    looks awesome, a staycation is a great idea

  104. Monique says:

    awesome prize, I hope I win!!!

  105. Lisa M says:

    I would love to spend some quality time with my husband

  106. kath grace says:

    Great prize. Love to treat my fiancΓ© to this πŸ™‚

  107. Stephanie Small says:

    Staycation! That would make an amazing/easy getaway for us as new parents πŸ™‚

  108. Sharon Y says:

    I love to win this! Wonderful!

  109. Lindsey says:

    That looks fantastic

  110. Betty says:

    I used to live in Burnaby. This is a beautiful hotel that I would never be able to afford to stay at. It would be a nice 58th birthday present to win and a reminince down memory lane for me!

  111. Tom says:

    This would be a great babymoon

  112. Jeannelle says:

    I could definitely use a staycation.

  113. rena says:

    Would love a night without the kids in my bedroom..haha

  114. Janet says:

    This place looks really nice!

  115. jae says:

    sounds awesome

  116. Karen Foster says:

    This looks like an amazing place for a staycation!

  117. Gordon says:

    I’d love to stay here! πŸ™‚

  118. Brenda says:

    Looks beautiful! Would love to win a staycation!

  119. Albert says:


  120. Tracy says:

    i had no idea this was a hotel! looks amazing!

  121. @wastedmass says:

    169 comfy rooms

  122. Iain says:

    PLEASE – we desperately need a night away from the kids!

  123. Sherry Fraser says:

    This would be a great get away.

  124. Holly says:

    Can’t wait to see the view! Sounds like it has some great ones.

  125. Justine says:


  126. Kim Rees says:

    Yes, please !

  127. Emilia says:

    Metrotown needed this, a destination indeed

  128. lisaS says:

    Sounds fabulous!

  129. Anita Sharma says:

    Love staycations!

  130. catherine says:

    Shop! Shop! Shop!

  131. CG says:

    dream come true

  132. Karen says:

    A staycation sounds amazing, I would love to finally be able to relax and experience things I was never able to do.

  133. Rachel says:

    would love to win this for my parents!

  134. Angela Webb says:

    Hope I win,could do with a night away with the husband

  135. Lisa G says:

    Cool concept! Thanks for the opportunity to win:)

  136. Wally says:

    Please pick me!

  137. Amanda says:

    This would be a great staycation!

  138. Brandon says:

    yes plz!

  139. Robin says:

    My significant other and I would prefer a staycation over a vacation – what a great contest offering!

  140. Scott Podwinski says:

    Go Canucks #NoToTranslinkTax

  141. Kathleen says:

    this would be amazing!

  142. Ana P. says:

    Me please! πŸ™‚

  143. Renee says:

    I would love to stay there.

  144. Pierre says:

    Would make for a great birthday present.

  145. wen says:

    I stayed at the one in Omaha and boy do I love it more than other chains.

  146. Nancy says:

    this would be nice…

  147. Aimee says:

    anything beats my leaky tent.

  148. Ana says:

    oooh a staycation sounds lovely!

  149. Bryan C says:

    What a nice place!

  150. Amy says:

    Looks nice!

  151. Crystal J says:

    Wow it looks amazing, I would love to go to check it out!

  152. Alex says:

    Would like to check this out!

  153. Alex says:

    looks like a nice and relaxing place to stay

  154. Tammy says:


  155. Lorena Grande says:

    This would be a fabulous Stayction! Thanks for the chance

  156. valerie cormier says:

    A respite from my cramped West End studio overlooking a noisy alley would be most welcome!

  157. Heidi says:

    That sounds like sooo much fun!

  158. Joy says:

    This sounds like a perfect setting for a staycation πŸ™‚

  159. Vince says:

    Great prize for whoever wins!

  160. Tracy says:

    Sounds like fun!

  161. Paul Bharaj says:

    This is close to where I grew up. Would love to check it out!

  162. Katie says:

    Looks like a wonderful hotel!

  163. Am says:

    A staycation is exactly what I need! Crossing my fingers:)

  164. Lisa says:

    Excited to have such a beautiful hotel in Burnaby including the great new restaurant! Can’t wait to try. Love all the Glowbal restaurants!

  165. Roy says:

    finally a great restaurant in Burnaby!

  166. Lisa says:

    Glowbal restaurants are all great. Welcome to Burnaby!!

  167. moner says:

    This sounds like heaven! πŸ™‚

  168. Deni says:

    This would be such a welcome break!

  169. June says:

    Looks amazing!

  170. Viktoriya says:

    I’d love to visit this hotel!

  171. Tiffany says:

    With a young baby and a husband on Spring Break, this would be the perfect vacation!

  172. GAIL WHITWORTH says:

    who wouldn’t love this opportunity!? Good luck everyone!

  173. Annie says:

    I’ve never stayed at a local hotel before. Would love to check it out!

  174. Sarah M says:

    The SO and I were just talking the other day about how we’d love to have a staycation! This would be great for a surprise πŸ™‚

  175. Marcus says:

    So need a staycation right now. This would be a great anniversary win

  176. Renfrew says:

    A vacation in lovely Burnaby – perfect!

  177. Marguerite says:

    Would love to check out this new hotel. A ladies week-end to celebrate Birthdays, no designated driver needed.

  178. Dave says:

    Yes please!

  179. dee says:

    All our vacations are staycation ….. love them but in this scenario the bed may actually get made in the morning! Honestly would be difficult to choose between riding the bikes and the bar (gorgeous looking) …

  180. Deb says:

    It’s my dear ‘dad’s 80th & I would love to surprise him with this staycation!

  181. Coral Ariel Seabrook says:

    Happy Sunday!

  182. Trish says:

    Hope to win this great prize!

  183. Ariel says:

    Would love to try!

  184. Mike Robertson says:

    Great prize!

  185. Jessica B says:

    I would love to try this out!

  186. Mike says:

    This would be great!

  187. Angela says:

    I need this soooooo much! Please please!

  188. lisa says:

    can’t wait to try the restaurant

  189. Kevin says:


  190. Siobhan S. says:

    Sounds fantastic. I’d love to check it out!

  191. Barb W says:

    Would love to check this new hotel out!

  192. MK says:

    Looks beautiful!

  193. brandon forsyth says:

    I would love to go have a staycation

  194. juanita says:

    Would love a staycation.

  195. Deidre says:

    Would love to win this!

  196. Andrea Page says:

    A staycation is exactly what we need. Why go anywhere else when we live in such a stunning city already.

  197. Shirley says:

    Love a staycation!

  198. Ben Ferguson says:

    You know you live in such a great city, because no matter where in the world you go, you really are happy to return.

  199. Donna says:

    staycations are rejuvenating!

  200. Dilara says:

    Would love to check this property out.

  201. Jen says:

    Is staycation the thing for 2015? I just booked off work to take one! What suspiciously good timing!

  202. Bonnie R says:

    This would be amazing!

  203. Hilary Smith says:

    This would sure come in handy!

  204. darci says:

    The staycation is a great idea! also tweeted

  205. Shelley says:

    The hotel sounds lovely – great design!

  206. Cindy KS says:

    Nice prize!

  207. Shelley says:

    In-Laws are coming to stay. This would be perfect!

  208. Michelle says:

    Great prize, and Trattoria is always a good idea πŸ˜‰

  209. Tammy says:

    Yes Please!

  210. Alan says:

    This would be just lovely!

  211. Brenda says:

    Great spot to have a get away with family

  212. Angela says:

    Would be amazing to win!

  213. Jeremy says:

    Pick me!

  214. Lucie B says:

    What a great prize!

  215. Amanda says:

    Would love a staycation at the Element! Would be great to take my husband there for our 7th year anniversary!

  216. Heather says:

    Sounds like lots of fun!

  217. Duncan says:

    This would be perfect to rest up and recover from kid-induced sleep deprivation!

  218. Sonja S says:

    We could certainly use a night out!

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