The 2010 Vancouver Open once again saw some of the world’s top tennis players as they descended upon West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Country Club to compete in the largest tennis tournament in Western Canada. The Odlum Brown Vancouver Open, a $175,000 USTA Pro Circuit event part of the ATP Challenge Tour, has seen the rise of tennis superstars such as Maria Sharapova in 2002 and 2009 champion, Marcos Baghdatis. This year proved to be another entertaining tournament for tennis enthusiasts as they enjoyed Hollyburn Country Club’s VIP Event.

Situated mountainside, overlooking downtown Vancouver, on 49 acres of West Vancouver’s renowned British Properties, Hollyburn Country Club’s West Patio provided the ideal venue to host the tournament’s elite. Transformed into a stylish and spacious lounge, the VIP event was one of this year’s highlights that kept guests captivated.
 
Hollyburn_VIPLounge_ViewThe West Patio offered a private sitting area for members of the media, event sponsors and VIP Skybox holders and provided them with a comfortable and lively space to mingle and enjoy the tournament. Like all sporting events, the VIP lounge had the best view in the house. A statement certainly held true for this event as the patio offered an unparalleled viewing experience with a bird’s eye view of the entire tournament as well as an unobstructed vista of Burrard Inlet and Vancouver’s city skyline in the distance.
 
The private 1,600 square feet patio was made-over from a simple viewing deck to a luxurious and spacious lounge. Guests had full access to all modern conveniences and amenities the club has to offer, including large screen televisions featuring a live-feed of tennis matches, providing members with the best possible tennis experience.
 
“It was important for us to offer our special guests an oasis away from the crowds of the tournament while still allowing them to enjoy the experience of the games, and our West Patio presents the ideal canvas to create such a setting,” says Ed McLaughlin, Hollyburn Country Club CEO.
 
Hollyburn_VIP Lounge2The modern white décor, accented with simple greenery and colour floral arrangements created a simple and elegant space for guests to relax and enjoy exclusive services provided by Hollyburn Country Club. Guests had a great time lounging on clean, white Barcelona chairs and indulging in culinary offerings from the prestigious Hollyburn Bar & Grill. A private bar was set up to accommodate lounge attendees as they socialized under the large white tents shading them from the blazing summer sun. The crisp white décor against the natural beauty of the club further emphasized the impressive views of the city and ocean below.
 
Each night, as the sun set and the tennis matches were complete, a local band set up residence on the patio, and performed live music into the summer night creating a relaxing atmosphere for guests to mingle with friends while sipping Beringer Wines from the Napa Valley and recounting the day’s activities. Available until late into the evening, the lounge was the perfect retreat for guests to enjoy the warm summer night with the lights of Vancouver glowing in the background.
 

courtesy of Hollyburn Country Club  www.hollyburn.org

 

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