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Parq Vancouver casino opens Friday, September 29

Parq Vancouver, the city’s newest casino, opens its doors on Friday, September 29, 2017. A celebratory roll of the dice on the casino floor will mark the occasion at 11 p.m.

The casino is lining up its official opening with the September 29, 2017 Coldplay concert date at BC Place.

Built to meet LEED Gold environmental standards, Parq Vancouver is the largest private development in B.C. and includes two luxury hotels, a coveted culinary lineup, a new standard in convention hospitality, state-of-the-art gaming and a transformative outdoor experience that is both unique to and uniquely Vancouver.

From its second floor entrance at Gate G of BC Place, to its floor-to-ceiling windows and curated art collection, Parq Vancouver connects in every way to the dynamic culture and energy of the city. The Park, a stunning sixth-floor 30,000-square-foot outdoor space and the resort’s crown jewel, features more than 200 native pine trees and pays homage to the natural beauty of British Columbia. Marking an introduction to Western Canada and bridged by The Park and all of the resort’s amenities, Parq Vancouver features JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel.

With a lobby featuring a full-sized replica douglas fir encased in glass, the DOUGLAS represents a balanced dialogue of nature and city. The DOUGLAS joins more than 100 Autograph Collection Hotels around the world that are independent and one of a kind. Its 178 rooms and 10 suites, designed by Vincent Celano and created by Rob Wells, are located between the seventh and 17th floors.

Parq Vancouver’s luxury status is further elevated by the region’s first JW Marriott hotel. Designed by Toronto-based Studio Munge and boasting 281 rooms and 48 suites located between the sixth and 25th floors, as well as Canada’s first Spa by JW, the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver delivers sophisticated design, intuitive service and thoughtfully crafted enriching experiences.

James Beard Award-nominated duo comprised of restaurateur Elizabeth Blau and Canadian Chef Kim Canteenwalla of Blau + Associates will debut eight distinctive restaurants and lounges at Parq Vancouver, introducing new flavour to downtown’s flourishing culinary scene. The food and beverage portfolio draws inspiration from the cuisines of the Pacific Northwest, as well as the pair’s international travels and discoveries.

New Vancouver casino
Rendering of the upcoming Parq casino and JW Marriott hotel, opening Spring 2017.

Parq Vancouver restaurants

  • Honey Salt – Farm-to-table restaurant showcasing B.C. ingredients
  • MKT East – Asian food hall inspired by Singapore night markets
  • BC Kitchen – upscale tavern serving comfort food
  • The Victor – steak and seafood restaurant
  • 1886 – Chinese food, named for the year Vancouver’s first Chinatown emerged
  • D6 – Indoor/outdoor sky lounge and bar on 6th floor of The Douglas hotel tower
  • Lotus Whiskey and Tea Lounge – tea lounge by day, whiskey bar by night
  • Casino Centre Bar and Lounge – cocktail lounge on gaming floor

With more than 60,000 square feet of well-appointed, fully accessible and flexible space, Parq Vancouver redefines the meeting and convention experience, offering 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.

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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