VANCOUVER — Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, Inc. and Don Cleary, president, Marriott Hotels of Canada introduced Parq Vancouver at a luncheon hosted by the Vancouver Board of Trade yesterday.

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and The Douglas will be Canada’s first JW Marriott and Autograph Collection properties in one integrated resort. Combined, the two hotels will feature 517 rooms and the most diverse suite options at any hotel in Vancouver.

Cleary called Parq Vancouver, B.C.’s largest private development, a “game changing project,” and cited it as the “one of the most exciting developments in Canada, if not North America.” He also shared details of the 30,000-sq.-ft. rooftop ‘parq’ with its flexible event and leisure space, urban forest, integrated restaurants, lounges and lifestyle characteristics.

The JW Marriott parq Vancouver, which is being constructed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification, the first hotel project of this kind in Canada with this designation, will feature a rooftop spa and the largest hotel ballroom in Vancouver at nearly 16,000 sq.-ft.

James Beard nominated restaurateur, Elizabeth Blau, and her husband, award-winning chef Kim Canteenwalla, will oversee the development of Parq Vancouver’s eight restaurants and lounges.

Parq Vancouver is expected to open in early 2017.



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