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Marriott, Parq to Develop Vancouver Entertainment and Leisure Resort

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA—Parq Holdings Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Paragon Development Ltd., Dundee Corporation, and PBC VUR Limited Partnership, revealed that construction is under way on parq, a $600-million multifaceted entertainment resort adjacent to BC Place Stadium. The project is British Columbia’s largest private development.

Parq Holdings Limited Partnership, alongside Marriott International Inc., revealed that parq will be the centerpiece of a re-envisioned entertainment district adjacent to BC Place Stadium. The destination will be a catalyst for the area’s revitalization, bringing residents and visitors the largest hotel convention facility in Vancouver with nearly 62,000 sq. ft. of meetings, conference and special event space—including Vancouver’s largest ballroom.

As part of Marriott and parq’s partnership, Marriott will operate its multiple hospitality touch points, including two luxury lifestyle hotels, convention and meeting space, and select food and beverage venues.

“Vancouver is one of the world’s most desirable travel destinations, and this remarkable property will not only reinvigorate part of downtown Vancouver, but also provide visitors and residents with an entertainment destination that rivals the best anywhere,” said Scott Menke, president, Paragon Development. “We are excited to build a landmark that will maintain the integrity of Vancouver’s unique local culture and are thrilled to see this important resort come to life in the coming months.”

The entertainment resort will feature 288 guestrooms and 41 suites. Adjacent to the JW Marriott will be The Douglas, which is part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection.

Named for the celebrated Canadian botanist and explorer David Douglas, namesake of the Douglas Fir trees abundant in BC, The Douglas will offer 178 rooms and 10 suites. As part of the Autograph Collection’s global portfolio of lifestyle hotels, guests at The Douglas will experience a “living lobby” that complements parq’s nature retreat—an urban oasis with structured and natural gardens in an arboretum setting.

The Edgewater Casino will have a new home, and a mix of entertainment and leisure offerings, a spa and wellness sanctuary and world-class restaurant program with a variety of culinary experiences will round out the project.