On his Twitter account, the Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson said his city is interested in landing the tech hub. “Great news! Amazon would be fantastic addition to Vancouver’s world-class innovation ecosystem,” Robertson wrote. It was under Robertson’s leadership that luxury entertainment destination hotel and gaming Parq Vancouver, which has it's grand opening on Friday, has come to realization and we suspect that Amazon will also come under the Mayor’s leadership.
By R. Paul Dhillon
VANCOUVER – The City of Vancouver is going for all the marbles by trying to woo international behemoth Amazon to choose Vancouver as their new North American headquarters which could be in the same area as the luxury entertainment destination of hotel and gaming at Parq Vancouver, which has it's grand opening this Friday.
A new international entertainment destination, located in downtown Vancouver, next to the BC Place Stadium, Parq Vancouver features two luxury hotels which include a JW Marriott and the Douglas, an Autograph Collection Hotel.
Both hotels provide guests access to Parq Vancouver’s wide range of amenities, including downtown’s only gaming place, eight diverse restaurants and lounges, a 30,000 square foot park with native trees located 6 floors above street level, a world class spa, a modern fitness studio and more.
Parq Vancouver also includes over 60,000 square feet of well-appointed, flexible meeting and event space, featuring Vancouver’s largest hotel ballroom.
Amazon says that it will spend more than $5 billion US to build another headquarters in North America to house as many as 50,000 employees. The technology company plans to stay in its current Seattle headquarters and the new space will be “a full equal” of its current home, said Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.
Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson is already on aboard as he recently wrote on his Twitter account, that his city is interested in landing the tech hub.
“Great news! Amazon would be fantastic addition to Vancouver’s world-class innovation ecosystem,” Robertson wrote.
It was under Robertson’s leadership that luxury entertainment destination hotel and gaming Parq Vancouver, which has it's grand opening on Friday, has come to realization and we suspect that Amazon will also come under the Mayor’s leadership.
The Vancouver Economic Commission says it is currently reviewing the Amazon HQ2 request for proposals with the intent of putting forward a bid, reported Vancouver Sun.
“Our city’s business climate, talent, livability, infrastructure, connectivity and diversity render it an exceptional candidate for the new Amazon headquarters location,” said Ian McKay, CEO of the Vancouver Economic Commission. “We are confident that Vancouver’s other well-known attributes — a dense and connected downtown tech cluster, competitive cost of doing business, leadership in green business and sustainable planning, and Canada’s strongest startup ecosystem, to name a few — will position us as a front-runner among other cities.”
Parq Vancouver is enveloped in the vibrant pulse of the city for which it is named. Built to LEED Gold Standards, Parq Vancouver offers two high-end lifestyle hotels – western Canada’s first JW Marriott and a first-to-market Autograph Collection hotel, The DOUGLAS – with a combined 517 guest rooms and luxury suites to accommodate the needs of business and leisure travelers.
The amenity-laden JW Marriott understated elegance, intuitive service, and modern comfort to guests within masterfully designed interiors by acclaimed Studio Munge.
The DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel, is named for the majestic Douglas firs that grow throughout British Columbia and lined the banks of Vancouver’s False Creek. Stylish and modern, this property masterfully connects people and place, craft and commerce, and creates a timeless and engaging environment with real-time connectivity for the metropolitan adventurer.