Opus also offers iPads for 'virtual concierge' service
The Opus Hotel in Vancouver, an upscale boutique hotel, began adding iPads to guest rooms with built-in concierge services and software that guest could use in March. It has now expanded the program to include in-room iPhones that can be taken by guests and used while they visit the western Canadian metropolis without worrying about international roaming fees as they would if they used their own phones.
Vancouver Apple Store
The first Apple Store in the Canadian city of Vancouver, or its home province of British Columbia, is scheduled to open this Saturday, May 24th. The store is located at 701 West Georgia Street within the Pacific Centre Mall, and on its opening day, will operate from 10AM to 7PM. Sunday hours are 11AM to 6PM; Monday and Tuesday return to the Saturday schedule, but Wednesday throguh Friday, the store will be open until 9PM.
Vancouver, Montreal stores
Apple's Vancouver store has finally been sectioned off in the Pacific Center mall, and Montreal residents can expect Canada's first two-storey retail location. IfoAppleStore reports that the new 6700 square-foot location sits on the second level of the mall, on the Granville side south of Dunsmuir. The space, formerly rented by clothing retailer Holt-Renfrew, was divided up among several shops that will be opening their doors within the next year. Apple has not provided a date at which they expect construction to be finished.