Canada's first pod hotel opensStaff Writer | August 3, 2018
The first hotel of its kind in Canada, Pangea's rooms will, at most, cost half the price of a conventional hotel room, and usually far less.
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The hotel's 88 independent sleeping pods are divided among eight separate "suites". One suite is dedicated to female-only guests. Bathroom facilities are divided into individual components (more than 60 in total) to offer privacy and limit line-ups.
These individual components include washrooms with vanities, showers with changing space, stand-alone vanities, and changing rooms.
Each cleverly-designed, wood-lined pod contains artwork and mirrors, as well as a comfortable double memory-foam mattress, individually controlled LED lights, a built-in fan that provides both air circulation and white noise, a lockable cabinet for valuables like iPads and phones, hanging space for clothes, and a storage area for luggage.
But Pangea isn't only about the pods; it offers superb shared spaces too. The Living Room, a stylish combo of lounge, bar, café, and espresso bar, boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the bustle of Whistler's Village Stroll, giving the space the feeling of an outdoor patio.
The Rooftop Patio is Whistler's only true rooftop bar, providing a bird's eye view of Mountain Square.
And The Toy Box, an open-plan secure storage area for skis, snowboards, mountain bikes, and other gear, was custom created to address the needs of equipment-laden outdoor enthusiasts. ■