|ATLANTA (June 22, 1998) -- Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts
announced today the opening of its first hotel located in downtown Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada. Built in 1927 in the heart of the city's downtown,
The 313-room Crowne Plaza Hotel Georgia is one of Vancouver's oldest hotels.
Six months of renovations have restored the property to its late 1920's
appeal. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Georgia is owned by Vancouver-based Allied
Holdings Group and will be managed by Atlific Hotels and Resorts, a privately-held
management company affiliated with Ocean Properties Ltd. Hotels and Resorts.
Located at the corner of West Georgia and Howe Streets, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Georgia is situated just a few blocks from many attractions, including the Vancouver Trade & Convention Center, B.C. Place Stadium, GM Place, Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Stanley Park, Chinatown, and the city's cruise ship terminal.
"The Crowne Plaza Hotel Georgia is a truly unique property and will make a superb contribution to Vancouver's downtown revitalization efforts," said Thomas Arasi, president, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts.
"The Crowne Plaza Hotel Georgia, with its architecture, its location and its colorful history, has a special place in my heart and in the hearts of fellow Vancouverites," said Peter Eng, chairman, Allied Holdings Group. "We look forward to working together with our partners to maintain the standards of excellence that the original owners intended for the hotel."
The new hotel features 313 deluxe guest rooms, all of which are equipped with multi-line telephone, data port, voice mail messaging, AM/FM clock radio, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, coffee/tea maker and guest room windows that open. The hotel also features a Crowne Plaza Club executive level where guest rooms include complimentary local phone calls, bathrobes, speaker phones, CD player and evening turndown service. The Club level also offers a private executive lounge -- serving complimentary continental breakfast and evening cocktails.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel Georgia also offers a full array of guest services including, dry cleaning/valet service, safety deposit boxes, and covered parking. The hotel has an in-house fitness center and is also affiliated with a health club located within walking distance that includes racquet sports, swimming pool and aerobics classes. The Crowne Plaza is attached to a shoe shine, barber shop and gift/jewelry shop, and is located directly across the street from Pacific Center and Vancouver Center Malls, which include more than 200 shops and restaurants.
The hotel features a full service Euro/Asian Fusion restaurant, As Times Goes By -- open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Casablanca Lobby Lounge is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and offers a menu of light lunches and snacks.
The hotel also offers 5,803 square feet of meeting space located on its Mezzanine floor. This includes a 2,665 square foot ballroom that features an interior balcony. Six additional meeting rooms are equipped with windows.