Pangea Pod Hotel in Whistler, BC Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Pangea Pod Hotel celebrates anniversary and year of accolades
Canada’s first pod hotel turns one

After a year of stellar reviews and global media coverage, the Pangea Pod Hotel is celebrating its first anniversary today.

The capsule hotel, which opened its doors in August 2018, quickly rose to number one on TripAdvisor’s listing of Specialty Lodging in Whistler. In May 2019, Pangea was named Innovative Business of the Year at the Whistler Excellence Awards, an event that celebrates outstanding achievements in the resort’s business community.

The ground-breaking pod hotel has drawn international acclaim from the hospitality industry for the way in which it has utilized new technologies to enhance the guest experience, including its custom designed, automated check-in and personalized RFID wristbands that serve as door keys and payment for on-site purchases.

Pangea has become known for its spacious pods, modular bathroom components, and chic shared spaces, including The Living Room – its immensely popular communal dining area – and The Rooftop Patio – its rooftop bar overlooking Whistler’s iconic Village Stroll.

“We put in tens of thousands of hours before we opened to ensure we could cater to our guests in the best – and most creative – ways possible,” says Pangea’s co-owner, Russell Kling. “And I think it’s fair to say that based on the success of this year, the feedback from guests, and the international interest we’ve received in the hotel, we’ve pulled it off.”

Looking ahead, Pangea continues to be an integral part of Whistler’s community and thriving tourism industry. Upcoming 2019 events and collaborations include:

The Red Bull Rooftop Rager, August 14
To coincide with Crankworx Whistler (the world’s biggest mountain biking event), Pangea and its latest partner – Red Bull – will be hosting the day’s greatest party, featuring exclusive Red Bull cocktails and Red Bull DJs.

Whistler Village Beer Festival, September 10 – 15
As an accommodations partner for the annual Whistler Village Beer Festival, Pangea will be hosting two special events in The Living Room:

  • Bingo, Beats & Beers, September 11
    Howe Sound Brewing will be doing a back-bar takeover with their full bevy of beer being poured (and mixed in specially crafted beer cocktails).
  • The End, September 15
    This time it’s Parallel 49 who’ll be behind the bar serving up the very best of their brews at the Ending Party to the 2019 Beer Festival.
Both events include live DJs spinning ’til close. And promo code PANGEAPINTS offers guests a 10% discount off stays of two days or more (valid for reservations made by Aug 31).

Canadian Thanksgiving Long Weekend, October 11 – 14
Sick of turkey and your annoying siblings? Come hang at Pangea! Use promo code ENOUGHTURKEY for a 10% discount off stays of two days or more (valid for reservations made by August 31).

Gin Party @ Pangea, November 14
In collaboration with Whistler’s famed epicurean festival, Cornucopia, guests are invited to The Living Room at Pangea for live music, three specialty cocktails featuring Sheringham Distillery’s award-winning gins, and a variety of bites from Pangea’s winter menu.

Use promo code PANGEPICURIAN for a 10% discount off stays of two days or more (valid for reservations made by August 31).

Whistler Film Festival, December 4 – 8
As a proud accommodation partner of the Whistler Film Festival, Pangea is offering 10% off stays of two days or more during the festival. Use promo code PANGEAWOOD (valid for reservations made by August 31).


Proximity and privacy without the price tag. Pangea was born out of a need for a new kind of accommodation in Whistler – a place where people with a shared passion for mountain sports, travel, or just life in general, could meet, relax and share stories but still have their personal space at the end of the day. Pangea was created with this in mind – an affordable yet boutique property offering private pods within a chic, laid-back setting. Pangea is not a hotel and it is not a hostel; it is the best of both worlds, providing guests the privacy and comfort of a hotel and the affordability and social vibe of a hostel.


Media release and image provided by Laura Serena, Serena PR.
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