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Parq Vancouver announces New Year's Eve plans

12 December 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The holidays have arrived, and Parq Vancouver is turning up the heat with cash giveaways and prizes for Encore Rewards members, plus the debut of the newest restaurant, a must-see art attraction, and a New Year's bash that will take over the entire resort. Here's a look at what's in store for guests and visitors.

New Year's Eve
Light up the night this 31 December at Parq Vancouver's first New Year's Eve celebration, featuring live music and entertainment, decadent dining and luxury accommodations. The party at D/6 Bar & Lounge offers views of the downtown skyline, and as the minutes countdown to midnight, guests can step outside for a walk through The Parq or get comfy on a couch in front of the fireplace. Email d6@parqvancouver.com to book tables and visit the website for more information.

Guests booking rooms for New Year's Eve can ask about Parq Vancouver's NYE Sleepover packages at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS. Stay the night, sleep off the playful revelry and enjoy a $100 resort credit to flirt with the Parq amenities. The three-night package allows guests to linger in luxury all weekend and enjoy the very best rates, complimentary valet parking and a late checkout on New Year's Day.

"Dance of Time I" art installation
The art program at Parq Vancouver is designed around its commitment to building a platform for fresh and innovative content while supporting artists locally, nationally and globally. Parq Vancouver welcomes Salvador Dali's Dance of Time I into its main resort lobby. The iconic sculpture, depicting a melting clock, stands nearly seven feet high, weighs 358 kg, and is valued at $750. Offered to Parq Vancouver through a partnership with Chali-Rosso Gallery, Dance of Time will be featured at Parq Vancouver until March 2018.

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
The JW Marriott Parq Vancouver invites guests to step into an environment of luxury, journey and discovery. With 281 rooms and 48 luxury suites occupying two towers on the east side of Parq Vancouver, the JW offers a personalized experience for each guest, complemented by unparalleled service, enriching amenities and a unique connection to nature. The hotel is designed to encourage visitors to discover their sense of play as they experience an elevated form of travel. Reservations available on the JW Marriott website.

December hotel promotions
When guests book up to three nights between 1 November and 30 December 2017 at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver or the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection with the Play at Parq Package, they can receive and enjoy a $100 CAD credit each night to use toward luxurious amenities:
  • Indulge in on-site and in-room dining.
  • Unwind in stylish lounges.
  • Relax and rejuvenate with spa treatments.
  • Stay connected with high-speed Wi-Fi.
  • Take advantage of valet parking.
Reserve your Play at Parq package online. Stay two or more nights and earn 5,000 Marriott Rewards bonus points per stay at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver or the DOUGLAS. Room reservation based on availability. Call 1-604-676-0888 or book online using promotional code M11. Valid through 17 January 2018.

Spa by JW
An experience that favours simplicity and clarity, Spa by JW Vancouver comprises the 17th floor of the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and offers a tranquil escape in the heart of the city's dynamic downtown entertainment district. Located on the 17th floor where the two JW Marriott Parq Vancouver towers intersect, the spa includes five treatment rooms, a fitness center, steam room, express chair massage, private hair salon, manicure and pedicure bar, and the Aqua Lounge outdoor pavilion with whirlpool and yoga space. Visitors can make an appointment by phone via +1 778 370 8700 and find more information on the JW Marriott website.

The DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel
The DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel is a timeless and engaging space that creates a balanced dialogue between nature and city, desire and necessity, featuring 178 rooms and 10 suites, including two-story lofts on the 16th and 17th floors. Intuitive service and well-curated amenities cater to the needs of the modern traveler, while nature-focused design elements reconnect people and place. the DOUGLAS promotes growth of the body and mind with every interaction adding a beneficial layer to guests' lives, much like the rings of the DOUGLAS fir for which the property is named. Reservations available on the DOUGLAS website.

The Victor
Fulfilling the desires of an eager foodie fan base, Parq Vancouver will add to its stunning culinary lineup with the 18 December 2017 debut of The Victor, the premier North American steak and seafood experience open for dinner nightly from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (11:30 p.m. on weekends).

Boasting a private dining room, seafood and sushi bar, and an outdoor patio, The Victor is accessible via the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel, and serves as the newest attraction on Parq Vancouver's bustling sixth floor. With a menu designed by award-winning Executive Chef Valerio Pescetelli (formerly of Gordon Ramsay's Savoy Grill in London), The Victor is the fifth restaurant concept to be unveiled at Parq Vancouver this year. For more information, visit the website.

New Year's Eve – On 31 December, The Victor will offer an a la carte menu alongside a feature menu, serving dinner (first seating from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., second seating from 8:30 p.m. to midnight). The Victor bar will be open until 2 a.m. Guests will enjoy a champagne toast at midnight.

The Victor is closed 24 and 25 December.

1886
Named after the year Chinatown emerged in Vancouver, 1886 is the ultimate destination for urban fine dining, offering innovative dishes from four culinary regions of China: Canton, Szechuan, Hunan and Shanghai. Serving Dim Sum daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (10:30 p.m. on weekends). Reservations available at OpenTable.

New Year's Eve – On 31 December, 1886 will offer a featured menu alongside its regular menu, serving lunch (11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and dinner (First seating from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., second seating at 8:30 p.m.). Tableside champagne cart service available throughout the night.

BC Kitchen
The premier pre-and-post event destination, BC Kitchen offers innovative and high-quality interpretations of classic bar "comfort" foods paired with a sophisticated, contemporary, lounge ambiance. Menu items range from gourmet pizzas to burgers and Mexican-inspired street fare, with an extensive bar stocked with local, regional, and international beer. Lunch and dinner served daily, 11 a.m. to midnight. Takeout window open 24 hours. Reservations available on OpenTable.

Happy Hour – BC Kitchen's Happy Hour is daily from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with 50% off appetizers and $5 draft beers, red and white wines.

New Year's Eve – On 31 December, BC Kitchen will offer its regular menu until midnight (restaurant and bar open until 3 a.m.).

New Year's Day – On 1 January, BC Kitchen will offer a New Year's Day brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Note – BC Kitchen is closed 25 December.

Honey Salt
Honey Salt celebrates the purity and richness of British Columbia with seasonally inspired, farm-to-table cuisine from locally sourced ingredients, and bar that boasts a lively selection of regional beers, spirits and specialty cocktails. Breakfast (6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.), lunch (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and dinner (5 p.m. to 10 p.m., 10:30 p.m. on weekends) served daily, with a Sunset menu in the lounge from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and weekend brunch. Reservations available on OpenTable.

Happy Hour – Honey Salt's Happy Hour is weekdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the lounge, featuring $5 beers, red, and white wines.

Christmas Eve – On 24 December, Honey Salt will offer a set menu in addition to its regular a la carte menu, serving breakfast (6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.), brunch (10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and dinner (5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)

Christmas Day – On 25 December, Honey Salt will offer a special festive brunch alongside its regular a la carte menu, serving breakfast (6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.), brunch (10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and dinner (5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.).

New Year's Eve – On 31 December, Honey Salt will offer a condensed a la carte menu, plus a featured menu for New Year's Eve, serving breakfast (6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.), lunch (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and dinner (first seating from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., second seating from 8:30 p.m. to midnight). Enjoy live music in the lounge and a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year's Day – On 1 January, Honey Salt will offer a New Year's Day brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Honey Salt's regular menu will also be available all day.

MRKT East
Inspired by Singapore night markets, MRKT East is an innovative dining experience featuring a menu of Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Singaporean and Vietnamese favorites in an open kitchen concept, with a bubble tea and pastry bar open to the Parq Vancouver casino. Open 11 a.m. to midnight (1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) daily. The Café and bubble tea bar is open 7 a.m. to midnight (1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) daily.

Happy Hour – MRKT East's Happy Hour is daily from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with $7.50 rice bowls (Soy Chicken, BBQ Duck Gai Lan, BBQ Pork Gai Lan) and $7.50 noodles (Mee Goreng, Pad Thai, Singapore Noodles).

New Year's Eve – MRKT East is open from 11 a.m. (café open at 7 a.m.) on 31 December to 3 a.m. on 1 January.

Centre Bar
The social hub of the casino floor, Centre Bar offers guests a selection of signature cocktails, draft beers, high-end premium spirits, and wine by the glass they can enjoy while observing the action on the gaming floor. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on weekdays (3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays), with casino beverage service available 24 hours.

Happy Hour – Centre Bar's Happy Hour is weekdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., featuring $5 well highballs, draft beers, red and white wines.

D/6 Bar & Lounge
A hip, vibrant indoor/outdoor "rough luxe" experience located on the sixth floor of the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel, D/6 Bar & Lounge offers stunning views of The Parq and Vancouver skyline, with a menu of handcrafted cocktails comprised of top shelf wines, liquors and spirits. Breakfast menu of juices and smoothies, starter plates, toasts and pastries available, as well as all-day menu of soups and salads, small plates, and sandwiches. Reservations available on OpenTable.

Happy Hour – D/6 Bar & Lounge's Happy Hour is weekdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., featuring $5 well highballs, draft beers, red and white wines.

Lotus Whiskey and Tea Lounge
Lotus Whiskey & Tea Lounge specializes in a variety of high quality, exotic and internationally brewed loose-leaf teas, as well as an impressive selection of reserved whiskeys, bourbon and scotch. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays), with casino beverage service available 24 hours per day.

Happy Hour – Lotus Whiskey and Tea Lounge's Happy Hour is weekdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., featuring $5 well highballs, draft beers, red and white wines.

Gaming
By signing up for the Parq Vancouver Player's Club, players can earn their Encore Rewards card, allowing them to earn points toward casino and Parq rewards during every visit.
  • $2M Holiday Cash Giveaway. 1-28 December. Parq Vancouver is celebrating the holidays with a $2,000,000 cash giveaway. Players earn ballots at slots and table games (4x ballots every Thursday), giving them the chance to win it all in nightly drawings. The player who chooses 10 winning ornaments will win $2,000,000.
  • Saturday Night Fortune $100K Giveaway. 1-30 December. Players earning ballots every day in the Fortune High Limit Slot Lounge have a chance at winning $10,000 Saturday nights at 10 p.m., and the $50,000 grand prize on Saturday, 30 December.
  • Sunsational Slot Tournament Mondays. The casino is giving away $2,000 in prizes (first place prize is $1,000). Play from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays for a chance to win. Buy-in: $10
  • Lotto Ticket Gift Days. Every Tuesday, earn lottery tickets based on weekly play. Receive one ticket for every 500 points earned.
  • Club 55 Wednesdays. Every Wednesday in December. Receive a $10 food discount and Double Free Play ($5 for first 1,000 points earned).
  • Club 55 Slot Tournament. Join the Slot Tournament on Wednesday, 27 December from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Guaranteed prize pool, $1,000 free play, top prize $300 free play.
  • $3K Blackjack Tournaments. Every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., play for a $2,000 first place cash prize. Registration at 12 p.m. on the 3rd floor. Buy-in: $25.
  • Pirate's Gold Party. 14 December at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Win a share of one million points and enjoy complimentary food and drinks, plus spin to win a multitude of prizes.
  • U-Spin Slot Party. 28 December at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Win a share of $5,000 in prizes and enjoy complimentary food and drinks, plus spin to win a multitude of prizes.

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