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Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown, an IHG Hotel

Hotels, Accessibility

1110 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 1R2

Health and Safety Info

Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown, an IHG Hotel Accessibility

This business has self-assessed as having the following accessible attributes. Please contact the business directly for further detail if required.

Mobility

Parking
  • Designated accessible parking near an accessible entrance that is specifically marked
Entrance
  • Entrance has no steps or if there are one or more steps, there is non-slip ramp with a maximum of 5% slope
  • Entry route has a door that is at minimum 815 mm wide
  • One or more entry points are automated
Lobby Or Reception Area
  • Lowered counter at the reception or ticket desk
Restroom In Public Area
  • Designated gender-neutral/family restroom that can also accommodate a support person
Food Services
  • Accessible path of travel and accessible style tables/booths
Elevator
  • Multiple floors with an elevator that is large enough for a 180-degree turn with a mobility device (minimum turning area of 1,500 mm in diameter)
Accessible Guest Rooms
  • Rooms for guests using mobility devices
  • Accessible route to accessible rooms
  • Entry door is a minimum 815 mm wide
  • Lowered "spyhole" in door
  • Lever type handle on entrance door
  • Easy pull or push door (max 22 newtons or 2.24 kilograms-force)
  • Lowered room controls (light switches, temperature controls)
  • Lowered bed height (550-600 mm)
  • Space between furniture is a minimum of 900 mm
  • Space on both sides of bed for a 180-degree turn with a mobility device (minimum turning area of 1,500 mm in diameter)
  • Lowered hanging space in closet
  • Additional guest rooms have visually or hard of hearing features
Accessible Guest Room Bathroom
  • Door is a minimum 815 mm wide
  • Fixed maximum hot water temperature
  • Roll-under sink minimum roll under height 684 mm
  • Insulated pipes under sink vanity, where these pipes are exposed
  • Lever style faucet controls
  • No threshold roll-in shower
  • Fixed grab bars in shower
  • Handheld showerhead with lever controls
  • Bathtub with grab bars
  • Bath bench or chair with backrest
  • Raised toilet - 430-480 mm above floor with grab bars
  • Grab bars at toilet

Vision

Overall Space
  • Audible alarm and/or public service system
  • Multiple lighting sources to improve visibility
  • Customer service staff have been trained, and prepared to verbally describe rooms, menus, business amenities and contracts/waivers in detail
  • Staff are available to accompany guests through the venue as a guide, and to describe the sights
  • Elevators (if applicable) have verbal announcements at each floor, and braille on the buttons

Hearing

Overall Space
  • Accommodation has closed captioning on TVs/video boards
  • Business has a visual warning (alarm) system
  • Staff are trained to use alternative communication tools such as Apps or text messaging

Cognitive & Sensory Friendly

Guest Rooms
  • Guest rooms with clear yet calm-sounding door alarms to indicate that someone has exited the room
Overall Space
  • Neutral or muted colours that are calming and subdued
  • Surfaces, window coverings, and décor with minimal glare or reflection, as well as minimal use of bold patterns, shapes, or stripes
  • Subtle and/or natural lighting, no florescent or harsh lighting, and no dark shadows
  • Minimal visual clutter and obstacles
  • Nonslip floor surfaces with minimal reflection
  • Steps and slope changes are clearly marked and lit, and have handrails
  • Door handles have colour contrast with the body of the door; doors and frames have colour contrast with adjacent walls; any glass doors are marked to make them clearly visible
  • Background noise is minimal, and alarms or auditory cues are on a low frequency
  • Fragrance-free areas
  • Designated quiet spaces with comfortable seating for individuals feeling anxious or confused
  • Staff are available to accompany guests through the venue as a guide, and to describe the sights
Signs & Navigation
  • Directional signs at key decision points, including main entrances, restrooms, lounges, and reception desks
  • Signs are clear and concise, in large, plain font with good contrast between text and background
  • Signs include both text and pictures to help indicate the use of different rooms
  • Signs are well lit
  • Signs have minimal glare or reflection
Restroom In Public Area
  • Entrance and exit are clearly identified on doors (including stalls and back of the main door)
  • Designated gender-neutral/family restroom that can also accommodate a support person
Food Services
  • Menus use large, plain fonts and simple descriptions, with minimal visual stimuli

General

Emergency Plan
  • Emergency plan includes staff trained to provide in-person assistance for people with cognitive disabilities
  • System in place for guests to contact a staff member for help if required
  • Emergency plan includes staff trained to provide in-person assistance for people with mobility, visual, and hearing requirements
Service Dogs
  • Staff have been trained on guide and service dog policies
High Speed Internet Service
  • Business has high-speed internet service available for video application use

Welcome to the Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown! Steps from trendy Yaletown bars & restaurants, Robson Street and Shopping, Entertainment District, we are ideal for a comfortable & stylish stay in the heart of the city. Leisure guests can enjoy a stroll along the Vancouver Seawall and take a ferry across False Creek to Granville Island Market. Corporate guests love our hotel’s free Wi-Fi, convenient access to nearby businesses and convention centres. Guests can work in the Business Centre, and book a meeting room that can accommodate up to 225 people. From a fitness centre and indoor heated pool to delicious dining options and comfortable amenities, we have it all. At the Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown, our friendly staff, known for outstanding hospitality looks forward to welcoming you.