Everything’s coming up Trump, including a splashy new hotel in Vancouver’s Luxury Zone
The U.S. presidential inauguration isn’t the only Trump-related news this month: Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver is now accepting reservations. At 1161 West Georgia on the edge of Vancouver’s Luxury Zone, the twisting 69-storey tower designed by Arthur Erickson includes 147 guest rooms, 217 condos and much, much more: a nightclub and bar, complete with swimming pool, run by Drai’s of Las Vegas; a fine-dining restaurant operated by Mott 32 of Hong Kong; a Trump Champagne lounge; Canada’s first Spa by Ivanka Trump; a ballroom and meeting rooms. Services include a chauffeured Trump Rolls-Royce Ghost II and personalized stationery or business cards upon request.
“A couple of factors made me strike the deal with Trump,” said developer Joo Kim Tiah, CEO of Holborn Group, when he launched the project in 2013. “He knows what he’s doing when it comes to real estate, so almost all of his properties have been very successful–luxury real estate especially.”
The second was that Tiah wanted the business relationship to be a lasting one: “Because his name is on the line, his family name is on the line, his reputation is on the line, he’s going to be around.”