VANCOUVER — Approximately 10,000 people applied for 300 jobs at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver. The hotel is scheduled to open in August and will be managed by the Trump Organization.
General manager Phlipp Posch told Business Vancouver he has a small software and human resources team who have pared the online applications down to approximately 1,200. The next step is for the remaining applicants to attend a career fair in mid-May.
“We’ve so far sent out about 900 invitations to the job fair and we’re aiming [to interview] about 1,200 people over three days and pick about 250 to 300 people [to hire],” says Posch.
The building, which will be managed by The Holborn Group Ltd., is a hotel/condominium hybrid featuring 147 rooms to rent and 214 residential units, which will have access to room service. The Trump Champagne Lounge and Chinese fine-dining restaurant Mott 32 will be housed in the building as well.
Holborn’s CEO Joo Kim Tiah says since the project’s announcement, residences at Trump Vancouver are selling for $1,610 per sq. ft. on average — a higher price than any other property in Canada.
The penthouse sold for $6.74 million.