Holborn Group confirmed Wednesday that Vancouver will indeed welcome the city’s first Trump tower, and that it will stay true to the twisting Arthur Erickson design, originally proposed for the abandoned Ritz-Carlton project on the same site.
Already under construction on West Georgia Street, Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver will be a $360-million building with 147 hotel suites, 218 condos, a Champagne lounge, restaurant, spa, and banquet and conference centre. It will also be home to Vancouver’s first pool bar nightclub.
When completed, the 63-storey tower will stand at 616 feet, the second-highest tower in the city next to the Shangri-La.
“We are thrilled to be bringing the Trump flag to Vancouver as it has become a world-class city in its own right,” said Donald Trump at Wednesday’s event.
“When looking at expanding our portfolio, we felt this was a market that held great potential for our brand. As we continue to grow globally, our goal is to align ourselves with the best opportunities — and we know the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver will be like no other hotel and residential offering,” Trump continued.
Trump said of Vancouver on Wednesday: “It’s an amazing place. It’s a beautiful place. And we’re going to make it more beautiful.”
The tower will also feature Canada’s first Mar-a-Lago Spa by Ivanka Trump, who will personally select the spa’s products and treatments. There will also be a Trump Attaché onsite to provide “personalized attention by meticulously recording guests’ presences and updating them with each visit,” the Holborn Group said in a release. These services will range from making restaurant recommendations to walking and feeding guests’ pets.
As for the residential component of the tower, condos will range in size from 644 to 2,116 square feet while the penthouses will be between 3,500 and 4,400 square feet. The residential units will go on sale in October with the project completion expected in summer 2016. You can view the official Trump Vancouver website here.
Trump and his son Donald look on during Wednesday’s press conference.