• In May 2017, Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites will launch newly renovated guest suites. Inspired by the downtown Vancouver landscape, the clean lines of the furniture and the smoky dark blues and greys of the fabrics inspire the urban and natural ambiance that Vancouver is known for. And coming in early 2018 is the reveal of their new destination bar and restaurant. 
  • The Fairmont Pacific Rim’s new restaurant, Botanist, opens in April 2017. The inviting restaurant space is inspired by the principles of botany, and transports guests into a world where day blurs into night, summer into winter, and food and drink are plenty. Executive Chef Hector Laguna’s menu represents the botany of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, where locally sourced ingredients are coupled with contemporary techniques.  
  • The YWCA Vancouver hotel (a social enterprise) has newly refurbished rooms. The hotel is conveniently located near BC Place, Rogers Arena and Queen Elizabeth Theatre and a short stroll away from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain Station.
  • The Hyatt Regency Vancouver has a new innovative and inspiring new fitness program - the Hyatt Nature Hike Challenge. They have transformed their 34-story stairwell into an urban hike by painting the walls with West Coast themed murals of mountains and wildlife. Similar to Vancouver’s famous Grouse Grind hike (up the side of Grouse Mountain), the Hyatt Nature Hike features painted signposts at each floor encouraging you along the way. Book into the Hyatt and challenge yourself to the 34-floor Hyatt Nature Hike on your next trip to Vancouver.
  • The Coast Coal Harbour Hotel was recently re-branded as a result of new ownership by the Japanese APA Hotel Group. The new Coast Coal Harbour Hotel by APA features guest room enhancements including: Japanese automatic bidets (TOTO®), 55” flat screen TVs and traditional welcoming origami cranes, a symbol of hospitality. These high quality amenities are signature features of APA Hotel in Japan and unique to APA’s Urban Style Hotel concept.
  • In March 2017, Pan Pacific Vancouver completed the final phase of a major renovation of all guest rooms and meeting spaces. Phase III marks the completion of the hotel’s Pacific Club floors taking luxury to a new level; offering a “hotel within a hotel” experience with exclusive concierge service, a private lounge and, of course, breathtaking views.
  • The Westin Grand, Vancouver has opened a new restaurant – Hendricks Resto Lounge.  Overlooking the city’s vibrant Library Square, Hendricks Resto-Lounge offers a contemporary twist on the classics. With a subtle nod to West Coast lounge culture, Hendricks is both a full-service restaurant showcasing clean, modern cuisine as well as an old-school cocktail bar stirring up decadently crafted cocktails. Hendricks features a rotating roster of live musical performances on Tuesdays and DJ sets on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Parq, a LEED Gold "urban resort" with two hotels, eight restaurants and a casino is scheduled to open in Vancouver in fall 2017 adjacent to BC Place Stadium. The $600-million-dollar Parq complex features a JW Marriott hotel (Western Canada’s first); The Douglas (an Autograph Collection boutique hotel); eight diverse restaurants and lounges (inspired by two-time James Beard Nominated Restaurateur Elizabeth Blau); a lush 30,000-square-foot rooftop park (showcasing indigenous plants and a forest of native trees); gaming space; and 62,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the largest hotel ballroom in Vancouver. The complex will include 466 rooms and 51 suites (329 rooms at the JW Marriott and 188 rooms at The Douglas). Once open, Parq will be the only LEED Gold-certified hotel complex in Vancouver.