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Business Events & Meetings Overview

Enhance your event with authentic experiences set in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Bring your vision to life in flexible meeting rooms, the city's largest hotel ballroom and our signature rooftop park, enhanced by seasoned event professionals and custom catering.

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A New International Entertainment Destination

Downtown Vancouver's preferred luxury meetings destination, Parq Vancouver impresses with more than 60,000 square feet of well-appointed, flexible meeting, conference and event space. Integrated with nature, the signature sixth-floor rooftop park is the perfect setting for private events, while all ballrooms and meeting rooms are conveniently located on the fourth floor and accessible via the DOUGLAS and JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.

This intuitive design allows guests to connect to the energy of Parq Vancouver while seamlessly moving between rooms, restaurants, the casino and meeting spaces. Guests enjoy access to 13 ballrooms, boardrooms and meeting rooms, including the Parq Grand Ballroom - Vancouver's largest hotel ballroom at 15,604 square feet, with freight elevators capable of accommodating a full-size luxury sedan.

Serviced by JW Marriott, event spaces are complemented by state-of-the-art culinary facilities and tailored menus that cater to a range of global cuisines, including Chinese, Indian, South East Asian, Persian and West Coast. Your conference guests will also enjoy authentic JW Event experiences, such as Chef on Show culinary presentations, which open groups to new ideas and replenished spirits. The JW Event Concierge app allows meeting planners to conveniently manage event details, make real-time requests and connect with staff from their handheld devices.

Our Hotel

Set against the backdrop of Western Canada's majestic coastal mountains, the DOUGLAS delivers a luxury hotel experience unlike any other. We welcome you with sophisticated accommodation, inspired service and an exceptional location in the epicenter of Parq Vancouver, the city's dynamic downtown entertainment district.

Anchored by the stylish neighborhoods of Gastown and Yaletown, our hotel sets the stage for exploration and discovery. Replenish your spirit in our intuitively designed rooms and suites, awash in natural light and brimming with amenities. Re-energize at our luxury Spa by JW or enjoy a workout in the modern fitness studio. Experience distinctive flavours in our on-site restaurants and lounges led by top restaurateurs.

Customize your next meeting, conference or event with 60,000 square feet of versatile space, including Vancouver's largest hotel ballroom. Our associates will perfectly orchestrate your stay, so you and your conference guests can enjoy every bit of Vancouver's magnetic energy.

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45 Smithe Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 1C1 Canada

Phone: 604-676-0889

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Driving directions from Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Hotel direction: 8.5 miles NE

  • Leaving the airport, follow signs to City Centre via Granville St.
  • Follow Granville St. until you have crossed the Granville St. Bridge.
  • Once over the bridge, turn right onto Drake St., the first stoplight after the Granville St. Bridge.
  • Follow Drake St. for five blocks until you reach Pacific Blvd.
  • Turn left onto Pacific Blvd then proceed for 1 km.
  • As you near BC Place Stadium turn left onto Smithe Street and you will have arrived at the DOUGLAS.

Driving directions from Bellingham International Airport (BLI)
Hotel direction: 31.3 miles NW

  • Take I-5 North to Canadian Border.
  • Continue North on Hwy 99 into Vancouver. 99 becomes Oak Street.
  • Take Oak Street to 12th and turn right on 12th.
  • Next turn left onto Cambie Street and proceed over bridge.
  • Take a left on Expo Blvd, left on Nelson St, left on Pacific Blvd, then a left on Smithe street at BC Place.
  • Destination will be on the right.

Green Meetings

Parq Vancouver is built to LEED Gold standards with green initiatives throughout the structure. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a globally recognized green building rating system. LEED buildings save energy, water, resources, generate less waste and support human health.

Parq is also aligned with the City of Vancouver's Greenest City 2020 Action Plan, which addresses sustainable design, access to nature, green mobility, rainwater management, zero waste planning and low-carbon energy supply.

At the DOUGLAS, we are committed to conserving water, energy and other resources. We invite you to join us in these efforts at our hotels and beyond. Please visit responsibility to learn more about our vision for a sustainable future through community engagement and environmental responsibility.

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