Pan Pacific Vancouver Gives Guests the Royal Treatment

with "The Most Comfortable Beds in the World"

. October 14, 2008


(Vancouver, BC) ---| Pan Pacific Vancouver, the only hotel in Canada to win the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award in the accommodations and dining category, is accustomed to giving guests the royal treatment. Now, Vancouver's landmark oceanfront hotel is going one step further by installing "the most comfortable beds in the world," the $10,000 Hypnos Duchess, in the hotel's signature Royal Suite overlooking the Vancouver harbour.

British company Hypnos has been making handmade luxury beds for more than a century and is the official provider of beds for the royal households of Queen Elizabeth II and the Late Queen Mother. Among its star-studded clientele are Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Oprah, David Beckam, Sir Paul McCartney, Lucianno Pavarotti and Vladimir Putin.

Seventeen other suites at Pan Pacific Vancouver will be fitted with the commercial line of Hypnos beds displaying the Royal Warrants. The handmade Duchess features natural and exotic material and fibers, including pure cotton for comfort, lamb's wool for natural climate control, cashmere for resilience and silk.

"Like us, the Hypnos company is renowned for its commitment to quality, comfort and uncompromising attention to detail," said Steve Halliday, President of Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts North America and General Manager of Pan Pacific Vancouver. "We like to treat our guests like royalty so it was only fitting to bring in the only beds good enough for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II."

In Western Canada, Hypnos Hospitality beds are distributed by Edmonton-based Mathew and Co. For more information about Hypnos beds, visit For more information about Mathew and Co, visit

Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts currently encompasses 25 hotels (18 managed properties and 7 marketing affiliates) in 11 countries throughout Asia, the Pacific and North America. For more information, visit, or call toll-free reservations at (800) 327-8585. Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts is represented worldwide by SRS-WORLDHOTELS and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance.


Molly Cahill

(925) 631-7971

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