Construction continues on the massive new Vancouver casino, parq Vancouver, and its two luxury JW Marriott hotels next to BC Place.
The $700 million development and its new casino is on track to open in the Fall of 2017 and is currently the largest private development in Western Canada.
The gaming floor will be 72,000 square feet with 600 slot machines and 75 table games. Once the parq casino is open in the Fall of 2017, the Edgewater Casino will be closed.
There will be 1,072 underground parking spaces, as well as car share and taxi pickup on a new Smithe Street plaza.
parq Vancouver will feature two luxury hotels (a 24 storey JW Marriott and a 15 storey Autograph Collection hotel named the DOUGLAS), eight restaurants and lounges, a new casino, a 30,000 square feet outdoor urban park, and conference space offering Vancouver’s largest hotel ballroom.
The Globe and Mail reported in January 2017 that the casino will be home to the following restaurants:
Honey Salt – Farm-to-table restaurant showcasing B.C. ingredients
Bao Yu – upscale Chinese cuisine
MKT East – Asian food hall inspired by Singapore night markets
BC Kitchen – upscale tavern
The Victor – steak and seafood restaurant
The Sky Bar – rooftop lounge
Whiskey Tea Lounge – tea lounge by day, whiskey bar by night
Casino Centre Bar and Lounge – cocktail lounge on gaming floor
The casino is being developed by Las Vegas-based Paragon.