Employment Opportunity


Fast paced, reputable Hospitality Group in the Lower Mainland is seeking an energetic and career-oriented individual to join their marketing/PR team as a Graphic Design Assistant.

You love your work, are creative, detailed, super organized and computer savvy in the latest social media. You have a great design sense, and imaginative writing skills. You go the extra mile when there are deadlines, are reliable and are a “team-oriented” person.

This position reports to both our VP, Marketing and in-house Graphic Designer.  You will be responsible for the following duties for our hotel:

  • Help to establish overall look, graphic elements and content of marketing materials
  • Assist in-house graphic designer on tasks such as: brochures, posters, marketing materials, signage, logos, videos and web components
  • Where applicable, completing projects by coordinating with service providers, e.g. printers, illustrators, etc.
  • Contribute to the design and coordination of any required website development and updates
  • Assist with media buying for print, web ads, etc.
  • Assist with the coordination of design of print and online marketing pieces both externally and internally
  • Edit materials and photos as required and instructed
  • Provide assistance in daily business tasks and other general tasks as requested
  • Remain updated and fluent in graphic design software and trends


  • Professional experience in graphic design, minimum one year
  • Post-secondary school diploma or degree in graphic design
  • Ability to think efficiently, be creative and enjoy working on various projects
  • Keen eye for detail, consistency, typography, design and colour
  • Some experience and knowledge in the hospitality industry
  • Solid understanding of Italian Culture desired
  • Italian as a second language would be an asset and the ability to translate all promotional documents in Italian
  • Experience building/managing a consumer facing website and the understanding of web analytics
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word, Publisher, Front Page, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Some HTML knowledge is an asset
  • Skilled & proficient in various graphic software applications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and  Adobe InDesign

This is a permanent, full-time position.
Salary: $25.00 per hour

Please note that we will contact only those candidates who meet or exceed position requirements.

Please forward resumes to: Careers@modahotel.ca

Trendy Historic Stay at Moda Hotel in Vancouver

March 12, 2013  |  traveldudes.org

Location isn’t the only thing that makes Moda Hotel in downtown Vancouver, B.C. a prime accommodation when visiting Canada’s west coast.

The quaint rooms, modern, contemporary style and restaurants featured on the property offer travelers a chic and trendy hotel stay.

Moda Hotel is a boutique hotel featuring 67 rooms in the heart of Vancouver’s Arts and Entertainment District.

Built in 1908, the hotel mixes historic charm with modern-day amenities to provide travelers a sophisticated yet cultural experience; mosaic tile lines the lobby’s floor and is throughout each room’s bathroom, original hardwood floors are present in some guest rooms and the design and crown molding outlining the lobby’s ceiling is just some of the 100-year-old architecture noticeable in the hotel.

While the rooms in the four-story building are simple with few amenities, the large windows provide travelers a look out at Vancouver, or to relax, the shades easily block out the busy city. Each room, whether a junior room, deluxe room or Moda suite, takes on a modern flair and features a flat screen TV, coffee maker, complimentary high-speed Internet, wake up service and a small desk with a data port outlet for business travelers.

The private bathrooms in each room of the historic building are small, but the restored showers and tubs and new fixtures give them a clean and comfortable feel. The cozy beds are dressed with luxurious bed linens and will have you sleeping soundly.

A few additional amenities depending on your personal preferences, but offered as part of your room include a mini bar, complimentary local calling and a daily newspaper waiting at the front desk.

Moda Hotel is also pet friendly. Any animal under 75 pounds is welcome in the hotel in designated guest rooms so be sure to ask when making a reservation.
Establishments on the property:

Room service is far from a missed amenity (not offered at the hotel) with the likes of UVA Wine Bar, Cibo Trattoria and Red Card Sports Bar and Eatery all located on the hotel’s property.

Located adjacent to the lobby of Moda Hotel, UVA Wine Bar offers a breakfast and lunch menu made from fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. And by night, a variety of B.C. wines, delicious homemade cocktails or rotating import beers can be paired with charcuterie and artesian cheese plates to snack on. The cosmopolitan feel inside UVA Wine Bar makes it a fancy yet comfortable place, which mixes European flavor with the historic culture of Vancouver.

Cibo Trattoria serves a variety of Italian-inspired entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the entrance is located on the right-hand side of the hotel’s lobby. The artistic dishes use only the freshest ingredients paired with top culinary techniques to have you savoring that last bite. Also, a wide array of handpicked wines is available for you to enjoy.

Red Card Sports Bar and Eatery is the best place to experience the sports culture of Vancouver. With big screen TVs lining the interior and a long bar to grab a seat at and watch hockey or football, this is the place to come and root for your team. The friendly service together with the excitement from the bar patrons makes Red Card a favorite among locals and travelers. Their fresh salads and wood-fire pizzas gives this eatery a touch of gourmet with all the sports bar comfort.

Right next door to the hotel is Viti Wine and Lagers, a downtown liquor store with everything from specialty craft beers to trendy cordials. There might even be a special wine tasting or sake sampling going on right inside that you can become a part of on any given night. Whether you are looking to relax in your room with a bottle of beer or want to grab a specially-made liquor to take with you as a souvenir, Viti WIne and Lagers’s location to Moda Hotel can’t be beat.

The Madonna Room in Cibo Trattoria is a chic private room that can be reserved by any guest for any reason. With a large round table and posh dining room chair to seat up to 10 people comfortably, this is an options for special celebrations, personal get togethers or a place to watch a sporting event. Order off the restaurant’s menu and enjoy the special ambience reserved just for you.

Positioned one block from lively Granville Street and just around the corner from Yaletown, Moda Hotel is in walking distance to some of Vancouver’s popular districts and major attractions. The closest train station is just 3 blocks away, while bus and taxi stops are right outside the hotel to make getting around the city easy and stress-free.

The modern yet historical charm of Moda Hotel give travelers a trendy experience at an economical price. Whether visiting Vancouver for a night, week or looking for a long-term stay, Moda Hotel will fit just about any traveler’s style preference.

Introducing Philippe Dobranov

Philippe_BlogWe would like to introduce our Front Desk Team Member,
Philippe Dobranov.

A former member of Les Clefs D’Or Portugal (the highest concierge achievement possible), Philippe is the epitome of guest service satisfaction.  His extensive background in the hospitality industry includes over 12 years of customer service in hotels around the world.  Upon arriving in Canada, Philippe first worked at the Auberge Bonaparte in Montreal and then in 2008 he made the move to Vancouver and Moda Hotel. Multi-lingual, Philippe can greet guests in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Bulgarian.  A guest favorite, Phillipe is known to remember faces and names for years and his compassionate nature endears him to all.

Introducing Alan Jeon

We would like to introduce our Revenue Manager, Alan Jeon.

A proud Canadian of Korean heritage, Alan’s extraordinary work ethic stems from the values instilled by his loving parents. A graduate of the hotel administration program at Cornell University and the Educational Institute of American Hotel and Lodging Association, Alan’s skills have benefited many properties with his financial acumen and true love of the hospitality industry. Prior to his position of Revenue Manager at Moda Hotel, Alan gleaned valuable experience as director of operations, duty manager, guest services manager and general manager at a variety of properties in British Columbia.  During his career he has been consistently been awarded with numerous marketing and achievement awards.

A true seeker of knowledge, Alan has many avid interests. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, has exhibited in many photography shows, and is currently completing wine fundamental courses from the International Sommelier Guild. And he finds time to be a wonderful father and husband to his young family!

Alan’s passion for the hospitality industry and the inherent desire to assist, serve and create the best possible guest experience is reflected in the following quote: “My childhood dream was to become a surgeon. I studied both arts and sciences and truly enjoyed them. I found out that the word “Hospital” and “Hospitality” share the same Latin word “Hospes” which means a “host” or a “guest.” The word hospital simply means a place of hospitality – so I guess I am not so far away from my childhood dream.”

Employment Opportunity

Hotel Front Desk Clerk

The Moda Hotel is looking for a dynamic individual to fill the position of Hotel Front Desk Clerk.  The successful candidate will provide honest, uncomplicated comfort to each guest and fellow associate and will have the passion to provide positive memorable experiences creating guest loyalty.

The Front Desk Clerk has the ability to personalize the guest experience and connect emotionally to our guests. 

Hotel Front Desk Clerks perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Maintain an inventory of vacancies, reservations and room assignments
  • Register arriving guests and assign rooms
  • Answer enquiries regarding hotel services and registration by letter, by telephone and in person, provide information about services available in the community and respond to guests’ complaints
  • Compile and check daily record sheets, guest accounts, receipts and vouchers using computerized or manual systems
  • Present statements of charges to departing guests and receive payment.
  • Utilize the four factors that drive guest loyalty; deliver product quality and consistency, execute excellence along the entire experience, personalize the guest experience and connect emotionally to our guests
  • Treat all guests in a courteous, professional and friendly manner
  • Ensure Moda standards are met and exceeded
  • Ensure service is constant, consistent and exceeds guest expectations
  • Deal with customer questions and concerns in a professional manner
  • Familiarity with all programs to communicate and market them to the guests.
  • Assist or is responsible for all other non-specific duties as they arise or are assigned


  • Team player and able to work flexible shifts, evenings and weekends as required
  • Must be fluent in written and verbal English. Second language would be an asset
  • Energetic with the ability to work under pressure
  • Able to carry moderate to heavy objects (60lbs) as required
  • Some experience working in a hotel environment
  • A positive attitude and strong work ethic are both essential.

Full time temporary position
Salary: $13.00 Per Hour
Benefits: Vacation Pay

Please send resumes to: Careers@modahotelca

Hotel Location:
Moda Hotel
900 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3L9