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New Vancouver casino & JW Marriott hotels open early 2017

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

Feeling lucky? The $600 million replacement for aging Edgewater Casino at the Plaza of Nations is well under construction and preparing to welcome gamblers, revellers and hotel guests this Fall.

Parq Vancouver is adjacent to BC Place Stadium and will feature 600 slot machines and 75 table games spread over 75,000 sq ft., making it the largest casino in Western Canada when it opens in the Fall.

Parq Vancouver job fairs

Hiring for the thousands of new staff members needed to operate the casino is now underway. Over 1,000 positions, entry level to executive, need to be filled, including at the casino, the two Marriott hotels and the eight restaurant and lounge concepts.

Job fairs will be held at BC Place Gate H at the following times:

  • Saturday, July 15, 2017: 11am-4pm
  • Monday, July 17, 2017: 12pm-5pm
  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017: 1pm-6pm

For more information, visit: parqvancouver.com/work

Restaurants and lounges revealed

There will also be five restaurants, three bars and lounges, event and conference space, gym, spa, cafe and two brand new hotels.

In June, the Vancouver Sun reported that Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla, who are responsible for developing some of Las Vegas’ most successful restaurants, will be in charge of food and beverage at parq Vancouver. They been responsible for food and beverage operations at the famous Bellagio, as well as the Wynn in Las Vegas.

The pair revealed that the flagship restaurant at the new casino will be a Chinese fine dining restaurant, similar to Wing Lei at the Wynn, the first Chinese food restaurant in the U.S. to be awarded a Michelin star.

There will also be a market, inspired by the night markets of Singapore, plus a whisky and tea lounge, an artisan coffee bar, and a cocktail lounge.

The Globe and Mail reported in January 2017 that the casino will be home to the following restaurants:

  • Honey Salt – Farm-to-table restaurant showcasing B.C. ingredients
  • Bao Yu – upscale Chinese cuisine
  • MKT East – Asian food hall inspired by Singapore night markets
  • BC Kitchen – upscale tavern
  • The Victor – steak and seafood restaurant
  • The Sky Bar – rooftop lounge
  • Whiskey Tea Lounge – tea lounge by day, whiskey bar by night
  • Casino Centre Bar and Lounge – cocktail lounge on gaming floor

The JW Marriott parq Vancouver will feature “329 exquisite guest rooms; including 44 suites, 3 presidential suites and a striking two-floor villa,” according to the hotel’s website, which is already online.

The Douglas Hotel by JW Marriott, will open in the Spring of 2017 at Parq Vancouver.
The Douglas autograph collection hotel, also by Marriott, will feature 188 rooms and suites, connected to an outdoor “parq” on the sixth floor.

It be very interesting to see how the new casino transforms this somewhat forgotten part of downtown. The design is very Vegas, and was criticized during the approval process for its monolithic design and the fact it will block a significant part of the view of BC Place’s LED lighting feature.

Here is the current status of construction as of December 2016:

Progress of construction on the Parq Vancouver urban resort casino, hotel and entertainment complex in False Creek, as seen on December 4, 2016.
Progress of construction on the Parq Vancouver urban resort casino, hotel and entertainment complex in False Creek, as seen on December 4, 2016.
Progress of construction on the Parq Vancouver urban resort casino, hotel and entertainment complex in False Creek, as seen on December 4, 2016.
Progress of construction on the Parq Vancouver urban resort casino, hotel and entertainment complex in False Creek, as seen on December 4, 2016.
Rendering showing Parq Vancouver casino and hotel complex adjacent to BC Place Stadium.
Last updated June 26, 2017

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