$535-million urban resort features two Marriott hotels

The developers of a Vancouver hotel and entertainment complex say they are bringing a “new, world class urban resort” to the city when the project opens in 2016.

VANCOUVER—The
developers of a Vancouver hotel and entertainment complex say they are bringing
a “new, world class urban resort” to the city when the project opens in 2016.

Paragon Gaming
Co., Dundee Corporation and 360 VOX recently unveiled plans to build a $535
million hotel complex and casino on land west of BC Place. The project will be
the new home of the existing Edgewater Casino. The new proposal still needs to
be approved by Vancouver city council.

The new complex
will include two hotels: likely a JW Marriott luxury hotel and an Autograph
hotel. The hotels will be four and five-star properties.

A rendering of the urban resort’s design.

A rendering of the urban resort’s design.

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In addition, there
will be conference space, restaurants, a fitness centre and spa.

An adjacent project,
unveiled in early October by Concord Pacific and dubbed False Creek Central,
will include eight condo towers with more than 1,300 homes, 90,000 square feet
of commercial space and a new pedestrian bridge and bike route connecting
downtown Vancouver to the seawall and Cambie Street bridge.

Together, False
Creek Central and the Vancouver urban resort will represent an investment of
more than one billion dollars.