Vancouver city council has approved a new 437-room hotel designed to cater to Vancouver General Hospital.
Designer Arno Matis Architecture describes the hotel at 888 West Broadway, which includes 165 units meant for long-term stays, as “wellness-oriented.”
It will include commercial units at street level, a convention and meeting space and four levels of parking.
The building will also include a garden at the podium level and a “wellness path” and garden on the roof.
The new 364,000-square-foot hotel will occupy the space that’s currently home to the Fairview Pub and the Park Inn Suites Hotel.
The site owners also own the pub. In a presentation to council, city staff said the owners’ future plans are to either continue pub operations or have a third party take over the space.
Staff said that either way, the approved 45,000 square feet of commercial space would “absolutely” accommodate a new pub or restaurant.
The developer has agreed to nearly $10 million in community amenity contributions and development cost levies to the city, along with about $700,000 for public art.