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VANCOUVER — Downtown Vancouver’s newest entertainment destination, Parq Vancouver, is set to open its doors on Sept. 29 with “a celebratory roll of the dice” on the casino floor at 11 p.m. PST.
Parq Vancouver is the largest private development in B.C., with two luxury hotels, more than half a dozen culinary venues and casino.
Guests enter Parq Vancouver from its second-floor entrance at Gate G of BC Place. On the sixth floor is The Park, a 30,000-square-foot outdoor space with more than 200 native pines. Parq Vancouver features JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel. The lobby of the DOUGLAS has 178 rooms and 10 suites located between the seventh and 17th floors, and are designed for the experiential traveller, say developers.
The JW Marriott meanwhile has 281 rooms and 48 suites located between the sixth and 25th floors, as well as Canada’s first Spa by JW.
For dining Parq Vancouver will have eight distinctive restaurants and lounges, with a food and beverage portfolio that draws inspiration from the cuisines of the Pacific Northwest.
There are also more than 60,000 square feet of fully accessible and flexible space, with 13 ballrooms, boardrooms, and meeting rooms including the 15,604-square-foot Parq Grand Ballroom, the largest hotel ballroom in the city.
The second and third floor gaming levels – bathed in natural light by floor-to-ceiling windows – feature 600 slot machines, 75 table games, a poker room, and 11 exclusive salons for a private gaming experience.