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Family Legacy


AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel is the first and only hotel in Western Canada to be part of the distinguished Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) portfolio, representing 400 hotels in 80 countries globally.

The fundamental principle of the Azur Legacy Collection Hotel is dedicated to delivering outstanding experiences and giving utmost priority to the needs of its guests. Rooted in 37 years of industry expertise and a meticulous attention to detail by our founders, we proudly define luxury, service, and style in Downtown Vancouver. Our philosophy transcends mere amenities, embracing a seamless blend of personalized service and a dedicated focus on creating unforgettable moments for our guests. At AZUR Legacy, we redefine hospitality by harmonizing opulent accommodations, warm service, and culinary excellence from our esteemed chefs.

AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel remains committed to its core value of caring for its team and recognizing the symbolic relationship between employee well-being and exceptional guest experiences—a culture of care and integrity. The pursuit of excellence is exemplified through the delivery of superior customer service at a fair price.


The AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel represents the final legacy of Farida and Noordin Sayani, rooted in a rich heritage dating back to 1986 when the first Executive Inn All Suites Hotel opened in Richmond, Vancouver. The AZUR Legacy Collection hotel stands as a testament to Farida’s 38 years of experience as a hotels managing director and Noordin’s 53 years of experience managing his development & construction company.

Farida’s entrepreneurial prowess, showcased in her adept management of multiple hotels, earned her the prestigious YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 1998. However, her impact extends far beyond the business realm as she actively engages in philanthropy. She dedicates significant time and effort to the continuous support of organizations such as BC Women’s Hospital NICU Campaign, the Board of BC Cancer Foundation, the Millennium Campaign for Cancer Research Centre, Emily Carr Foundation, Aga Khan National Council, SFU Indian Initiative Board, and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Farida manifests steadfast dedication to making a positive difference in the communities she touches, truly embodying the spirit of responsible entrepreneurship.

Built upon the legacy of excellence, the 13-story Art Deco-inspired hotel with a rooftop restaurant on the 14th floor is strategically located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The luxuriously styled boutique AZUR Hotel features rich exterior cladding from imported stone and brass entry doors. From the elegant lobby to the 14th-floor Rooftop Restaurant and Bar, AZUR boasts a simple yet dignified design influenced by the glamour of Art-Deco style. Modern architecture and classical details come together to refine its aesthetic. Opulent finishes, such as satin brass accents, detailed inlaid marble pattern floors, bronze fluted metal pieces, a marble-clad fireplace, and commissioned art pieces by local and international artists, command attention in the lobby.

Each of the AZUR Legacy Collection’s 104 guest rooms, suites, and penthouses features an artful blend of true luxury and comfort, adorned in rich marble and custom accents. Farida’s personal touch is evident throughout the hotel, from the grand marble entryway and opulent wood furnishings to the spacious marble-heated bathrooms with luxury amenities, complemented by state-of-the-art technology for guest comfort and hand-picked art pieces sourced from local and international artists, infusing the building with a sense of understated luxury.


Dahlia and Lavantine restaurants are curated by Sofia Sayani, AZUR’s Food & Beverage Director, drawing inspiration from extensive world travel and global culinary experiences.

Lavantine is a custom-designed rooftop restaurant and garden patio feature Middle Eastern coastal flavors accented by Mediterranean influences, offering locally sourced ingredients in shareable dishes.

Dahlia Restaurant and lobby lounge, located at the heart of the AZUR Legacy Collection Hotel, feature an intimate yet warm and rich space to relax and enjoy a leisurely social drink. Indulge in exclusively designed cocktails or savor French Riviera and Italian-inspired dishes in the lobby lounge, surrounded by a welcoming and elegant atmosphere.


AZUR is a sophisticated space, complemented by commissioned art pieces from local artists. The richness of the colors, combined with an art deco and modern art aesthetic, creates a truly unique atmosphere. All the art pieces have been meticulously selected by AZUR’s Managing Director, Farida Sayani.


Novi Lim is an Indonesian-born artist based in the United States. She is known for her free-flowing, modern, abstract paintings. Her artworks are displayed in many private and public collections all over the world; Australia, Canada, China, France, Italy, Mexico, Guernsey, Jersey, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.


Eric Louie is a Vancouver-based painter whose vibrant compositions are being recognized by numerous collectors both public and private. Louie’s sculptural, organic abstracts allude to landscape, still life and even portraiture. His signature metallic, shimmering forms, achieved via many thin layers of luminescent glazes, are central to the virtual worlds he creates.


Gabriela Slegrova is renowned photographer based in Cape Town and Swellendam who specializes in underwater and fine art photography and also maternity, newborn, child and family photoagraphy.


Noemi Kozikowska, a Vancouver-based artist since 1993, brings a decade of experience, combining personal art exploration with decorative practices and mastering various finishing techniques. Her work delves into color and texture, exploring psychic undertows and chimerical realms.

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