The highly anticipated Parq Vancouver urban casino resort will hold its grand opening on Friday, September 29th. A celebratory roll of the dice at 11 pm will officially mark the opening of the $700m property situated next to BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver.
With nearly 700,000sqft of floor area, the resort is one of Metro Vancouver’s largest entertainment destinations and one of the main attractions in the emerging False Creek entertainment district, but it is much more than just a new replacement casino facility for the nearby Edgewater Casino.
Edgewater Casino at the Plaza of Nations, which will be demolished for a redevelopment, will be relocated to a new world-class casino facility within the complex, occupying 72,000sqft of space on the second and third floors. There will be 600 slot machines, 75 table games, a poker room, and 11 exclusive salons for a private gaming experience.
The property also features two high-end Marriott-operated hotels with a combined 517 rooms, including the 329-room JW Marriott and the 188-room Douglas, an Autograph Collection hotel.
Parq Vancouver also has some of Vancouver’s largest hotel meeting and convention spaces, with 62,000 sqft across 13 ballrooms, boardrooms, and meeting rooms, including the 15,604sqft Parq Grand Ballroom – the largest hotel ballroom in the city.
On the rooftop of the casino complex’s six-storey podium, a large 30,000sqft outdoor space dubbed The Parq is said to be the resort’s crown jewel.