New Marriott hotel at Vancouver waterfront packed with amenities and luxury, readies for opening

The hotel also has two event spaces that will bring a more lavish business clientele to Vancouver: one on the bottom floor that can host up to 240 for dinner, and a seventh-floor space that can seat 125. The event space overlooks the river, the Interstate 5 Bridge and the rest of Terminal 1.

Even the public restrooms are higher-end; stalls feature floor-to-ceiling doors, each of which require a separate air vent and fire sprinkler head.

One of the unique aspects of the hotel is a history wall. Takach said he wanted to honor the site’s history of shipbuilding. There’s an old preserved wooden pier piling, historic pictures of the workers and a model ship of the vessels built at that spot, which during World War I was the Standifer shipyard. Local history enthusiast Pat Klinger, who died in April, helped Takach design the wall.

There are 153 spaces in the parking garage, and above the garage is an amenity deck, accessible from the hotel elevator, with a natural-looking landscape with native plants. It helped make the building a LEED gold-certified building, Takach said.

Costs of the hotel development exceed $50 million. It will create between 90 and 100 jobs.

The hotel is the first finished redevelopment project at the Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1, which adjoins The Waterfront Vancouver. It will soon be joined by a number of nearby construction projects, including apartments, the ZoomInfo headquarters and potentially a new Interstate 5 bridge. A public market is also planned by the port for the old Red Lion site at some date in the future.

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