If you are looking for a place to go in Vancouver this summer, consider a walk in the park—or the Parq Vancouver, a downtown hotel with an actual park on its sixth floor. In downtown Vancouver, the Parq Vancouver Resort offers travellers and city-dwellers two accommodation options that cater to two different experiences: the Douglas and the JW Marriot Parq Vancouver. It’s a one-size-fits-all destination with something for everyone.
You can stay for dinner at one of the eight restaurants on site, such as the Victor, a seafood restaurant where the freshest catch is sourced directly off the coast. Or drop into Honey Salt for a farm-to-table brunch. If it’s adrenaline you’re chasing, swing by the casino for night of fun and (hopefully) luck. And of course, rekindle tranquility afterward at the Spa by JW. And if all that hasn’t convinced you to visit, wait until you see the rooms.
First, the JW Marriot Parq Vancouver, toward the right wing of the building, is an ode to nature. Spacious rooms decorated in earth tones and wooden accents have floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the outside in, plus expansive views of Vancouver’s skyline, cityscape, ocean, and of course, the mountains.
A short elevator trip away, guests can slip into the tranquil environment of the Spa by JW, an escape from the noise of everyday life and a place to declutter the mind. The tones and textures are soft and plush. The space is awash in whites and creams, with airy curtains, views of the ocean, and wooden accents to ground you in nature. The assortment of customizable treatments include manicures and pedicures, facials, massages, and body treatments to calm, indulge, invigorate, and renew. In a rush? Late for a meeting? The spa offers express treatments to help relax busy bodies. And be sure to check out the Aqua Lounge on the rooftop, equipped with a pool, jacuzzi, fitness centre, and breathtaking views of the city. You might never want to come down.
Moving over to the left wing of the resort, guests can step into the Douglas, an Autograph Collection Hotel that balances nature and the city. This 188-room hotel combines natural elements with modern touches. Inspired by the beauty of British Columbia, each room features celano wood and luxurious leather accents (also Aesop bath products). The Douglas incorporates an array of restaurants, bars, and a unique sixth-floor park offering an unforgettable urban retreat.
The property features eight restaurants and lounges helmed by renowned James Beard Award-nominated experts Elizabeth Blau and chef Kim Canteenwalla. Indulge in mouthwatering steaks or a farm-to-table breakfast while enjoying the stunning panoramic views of downtown Vancouver.
Whether you’re in the mood for lively action at the casino, need to find some zen at the spa, or simply need the ultimate staycation, this resort takes the guesswork out of figuring out what to do and where to eat.