Paying homage to the original Douglas firs that laid the foundation for Vancouver’s thriving economy, DOUGLAS Autograph Collection masterfully reconnects people and places while seamlessly introducing nature into an elegant, urban environment. The 188 rooms and suites are attentively appointed and designed with a minimalist’s artful eye. Carefully considering the modern traveller’s need for sophistication without being overwrought.

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Featured in the MICHELIN Guide‘s hotel selection, the DOUGLAS impresses with a curated collection of social spaces, including an exquisitely furnished lobby bar leading out into the elevated sixth-floor park. This space is inclusive, and guests are encouraged to relax and unwind, play games, enjoy the weekend candy buffet, or even work on their laptops.

Rob Wells and the team at SixteenFifty Creative Intelligence, with thoughtful interiors by Vincent Celano of Celano Design Studio, are responsible for the subtle luxury that permeates the space.

At the front of the hotel, guests are greeted by ‘Slow,’ a stainless steel sculpture depicting a baby panda bear strolling idly with its mother. Conceived and created by a renowned Chinese sculptor, painter and performance artist, Zhang Huan, the ‘Slow’ bears express love, eternity, family and connectivity.

Thought-provoking artwork is displayed throughout the DOUGLAS. It celebrates the distinctive personality of Vancouver, treating visitors to arresting representations of the West Coast’s history, beauty and nature.

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At the entrance, unique Indigenous art pieces tell the story of local First Nations and the ancient and enduring relationship between people and nature.

The DOUGLAS offers a seamless integration with its natural surroundings. It begins when you step into the resort, where a 25-foot replica Douglas fir tree encased in glass commands the room, and a lush living wall breathes fresh air into the space. Nature-inspired elements extend throughout the property with warm woods and original Indigenous art.

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D/6 Bar & Lounge exudes a playful personality that is an effortless mix of elegance to complement the unique flavours of its innovative cocktails. Guests can lounge by a crackling fireplace, peruse a curated collection of books, or play a game of pool or disappear behind an unassuming bookshelf to the spacious Hidden Lounge, an atmospheric setting for intimate gatherings.

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The Victor draws inspiration from the architectural style and powerful reign of Queen Victoria, amid a grand setting marked by ornate fixtures, oak dining tables and richly hued banquets, and the most creative Insta-friendly entrance in the city. The Victor’s unforgettable culinary experience is complemented by a selection of premium champagnes and libations, locally brewed craft beers, and one of Canada’s largest in-house Enomatic wine systems.

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Honey Salt is an authentic neighbourhood restaurant that combines classic comfort with a relaxed sophistication. Honey Salt delivers a brunch experience of warmth and style with subtle and cozy interiors. Serving chef-driven, farm-to-table cuisine with an emphasis on locally and regionally sourced ingredients that highlight the bounty of BC in an approachable and comfortable setting.


THE DEN is smooth, handsome, and soulful. A space with a youthful edge that has a reverence for the past. Robust tones coupled with stylish accessories provide a moody and comfortable experience. Downstairs is a social hub/haven, where an over-sized round sectional couch and a warm fireplace invite conversation. Adjacent is a second space to play with a pool table, four-person dining table, marble kitchen island, and wet bar. A floating staircase made of concrete and glass bridges two levels of floor-to-ceiling windows, drawing guests upstairs, past bold artwork, and into two stylish bedrooms overlooking captivating city views. A feature bathroom beckons with a soothing rain shower and Japanese soaking tub, inviting guests to unwind after a long day of play.

THE LOFT is youthful, eclectic, and edgy, with bold artwork and a quirky personality. Entering downstairs, guests are greeted by a grand piano and a dramatic curved staircase. Plush chairs beside a cozy fireplace create a relaxing and welcoming sitting area. The upper level is accessed by a staircase or in-suite elevator, where the large and bright living room opens onto a private outdoor patio with a dining table for eight. The indoor dining area features a dining table and chairs that can comfortably seat six, complete with an adjacent wet bar. At the end of the hall, a modern bedroom is anchored by a wall of windows overlooking the striking silhouette of BC Place Stadium.

APT 108 is a modernist enclave curated, sophisticated and tailored for a luxurious experience. An elegant living room on the downstairs level features an oversized sectional couch overlooking False Creek, while a nearby foosball table challenges playful competition. The upstairs loft breathes life into a collection of social spaces, where guests can play a game of pool, gather around the freestanding fireplace, or enjoy the expansive outdoor patio. The bedroom’s serene design is highlighted with gold accents and large windows flooding the room with sunshine and starlight.


Discover all the action, thrill and fun at the city’s most lively casino. Try your luck at the most popular table games, including Blackjack, Poker Variation, Roulette, Craps, Baccarat, high-limit salons, and a range of slots. Those seeking an elevated casino experience can order the ultimate high roller experience with private gaming salons with full dining to luxury hotel suites with rooftop terraces and door-to-door chauffeur service.

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For guests seeking pampering, Spa by JW Vancouver delivers tailored treatments to match individual needs and desires through curated treatment packages. Spa by JW aims to calm, renew, balance, and nourish through its five well-appointment treatment rooms. For those seeking a romantic escape, the couple’s room overlooks BC Place and breathtaking False Creek views. After treatment, guests are invited to explore the rest of Spa by JW’s wellness facilities, including a fitness center, steam rooms, manicure and pedicure bar, and the Aqua Lounge, an outdoor pavilion with a hydrotherapy tub.

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The DOUGLAS offers immediate access to the rooftop park where couples can say their “I do’s” in an elevated, natural setting. Alternatively, an intimate ceremony in a luxury suite on a private patio overlooking the mountains and city skyline is available. Serviced by JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, weddings are catered by an in-house chef, who collaborates with couples to design a dream dining experience, whether a long table plated feast or a casual cocktail experience.

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The property has three indoor ballrooms and meeting rooms that are conveniently located on the fourth floor. Among these is 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. Thriving within Parq Vancouver, adjacent to BC Place and Rogers Arena, the DOUGLAS is in the centre of the city’s energetic downtown entertainment district, with iconic Gastown and Yaletown minutes away. This one-of-a-kind hotel experience is crafted around telling a story, from the local art in pet-friendly rooms and suites to the rooftop urban park – an extension of the awe-inspiring natural beauty for which Vancouver is famous.

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Helen Siwak, Luxury Lifestyle Observer
Helen Siwak, Luxury Lifestyle Observer
Helen Siwak is the founder of EcoLuxLuv Marketing & Communications Inc and publisher of Folio.YVR Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, PORTFOLIOY.YVR Business & Entrepreneurs Magazine, and digital women's lifestyle magazine She is a prolific content creator, consultant, and marketing and media strategist within the ecoluxury lifestyle niche. Post-pandemic, she has worked with many small to mid-sized plant-based/vegan brands to build their digital foundations and strategize content creation and business development. Helen is the west coast correspondent to Canada’s top-read industry magazine Retail-Insider, holds a vast freelance portfolio, and consults with many of the world’s luxury heritage brands. Always seeking new opportunities and challenges, you can email her at
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