November 21, 2017

SPOTLIGHT | HJU:Z Lounge x Opening x Westin Bayshore

"Rules don't apply."
HJU:Z Lounge | The Westin Bayshore Hotel | Coal Harbour, Vancouver

Coal Harbour—(November 16, 2017) The shiny and new but awkwardly named HJU:Z Lounge (pronounced "Hughes"), quietly nestled inside The Westin Bayshore hotel, was unveiled recently to much glitz and glamour—just down the hall from the still fairly recently opened H2 Rotisserie & Bar from earlier this year.

HJU:Z Lounge | The Westin Bayshore Hotel | Coal Harbour, Vancouver

Hoping to be a Waterfront watering hole staple with its "fly away" aviation theme inspired by reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes' notorious six-month long stay at the hotel (then called the Bayshore Inn) in 1972.

HJU:Z Lounge | The Westin Bayshore Hotel | Coal Harbour, Vancouver
apple jack silver fizz (New York) with brandy, cider, egg white, sugar, and soda
The upscale concept, menu, and design takes inspiration from the iconic business magnate and his eccentric passion for aviation and international travel while focusing on creative cocktails, live entertainment, and aiming for a sense of culinary adventure from Chef Alex Mok.

HJU:Z Lounge | The Westin Bayshore Hotel | Coal Harbour, Vancouver
redemption sour (Omsk) cocktail with gin, seabuckthorn, lemon juice, and orange bitters
The wide 155-seat lounge located just past the Bayshore's foyer has an open feel centred on its dance floor and performance stage with a classically old fashioned, ornately golden bar.

HJU:Z Lounge | The Westin Bayshore Hotel | Coal Harbour, Vancouver

Each specialty cocktail libation is based on a different global city inspired by destinations from Hughes' legendary 91-hour trip around the world. HJU:Z is full of little touches and details with its old school dirty thirties meets forties art deco vibe and throwback decor.

HJU:Z Lounge | The Westin Bayshore Hotel | Coal Harbour, Vancouver
muscovite (Moscow) cocktail with lime juice, Haskap berry syrup, ginger beer, and beet powder
The grand opening party was an opulent yet superficial affair harkening to splashier, flashier timesin creating buzz for the new lounge as a Vancouver destination.


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