Black Rock Oceanfront Resort Opens In Canada
The town of Ucluelet in British Columbia is home to a dramatic new hotel on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The Black Rock Oceanfront Resort was designed by architect Ron Lea and is perched on the side of a hill for beautiful ocean views from four-story high glass windows. The hotels uses rock from the site combined with glass, steel, wood and an open floor plan for harmony with the surroundings. There is a main lodge with 71 guest suites and 62 beach suites. The studio, one and two-bedroom suites all have views of the ocean or surrounding old growth forest. Each room has a spa-inspired bathroom with a soaking tub and shower, gas fireplace, balcony with outdoor table and a kitchen or kitchenette.
The hotel has three hot pools overlooking the ocean and natural black rock cliffs. The Fetch restaurant offers fine dining with an ocean view and the Float Lounge has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the open ocean. The Wine Cellar is dramatically place in an active surge channel with exploding waves and surrounding coastal features. The Drift Spa which will use certified organic seaweed products made on Vancouver Island opens in the spring. Rates start at $135 a night.