Opus Hotel Brims with Olympic Spirit

Figure skater, hockey player or snowboarder? OPUS Bar’s innovative, hand-crafted cocktail menu allows guests to choose a cocktail to match their room or alter-ego, one of the five fictional muses behind the hotel’s décor schemes. The names of the lifestyle cocktails and O-Bites were inspired by the sports that these characters will watch during the Olympic Winter Games.

New York celebrity mixologist Charlotte Voisey, Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin, was a special guest mixologist at the OPUS’ 7 Year Anniversary party in November 2009 and created this feature cocktail menu with OPUS’s five lifestyle characters in mind. While snowboarding fan Billy will sip a twist on a dark and stormy, alpine skiing enthusiast Mike will linger over a whiskey smash.

O-Bites, a selection of global plates named for the lifestyle characters and their sports, round out the Olympic-inspired tastes. Guests will dive into dishes such as Carving Karage (chicken karage), Buffalo Bobsleigh (miso marinated buffalo sate) and Sockeye Slalom (salmon tempura roll) while soaking up the vibrant, energy-fueled atmosphere. www.opusbar.ca/menus/obites

To complement its five lifestyle-inspired guestroom décor schemes, OPUS offers guests a choice of five virtual guides to the city. The Lifestyle Concierge offers interactive online personality profiling so that guests may discover which personality best suits their lifestyle. For guests wanting to know the hottest happening during the Vancouver Winter Games, OPUS Hotel has launched a special edition of their Lifestyle Concierge online city guide featuring the best of the cultural Olympiad, Olympic attractions and the hottest restaurants and bars, as chosen by the five OPUS’ muses. www.opushotel.com/services_concierge